COMING TO AMERICA

Nick’s UK to USA tour is gathering momentum as more tour dates, venues and public appearances are added to this much anticipated event.

elliottstudios continue to be busy preparing the tour merchandise and working closely with Brenda Cline, Nick’s USA management, in securing promotional dates across several US states.

The UK to USA Tour will be kicking off in October 2021, dates and venues have already been provisionally booked in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Nick will be promoting the event via TV, radio, print, and interviews all taking place stateside prior to the tour commencing.

Negotiations are still in progress for appearances at The Leon Russell Studio in Tulsa, The Woody Guthrie Centre (in conjunction with a Nick Elliott exhibition at this illustrious rock photographers Museum), and several casinos would like to add Nick to their after dinner shows.

Andy Blithe will accompany Nick to continue ‘The Story So Far’ documentary, charting Nick’s unique career and enviable talent behind the lens.

Further information and all tour dates will be confirmed by elliottstudios soon.

Q & A. PART 8

Keep em coming!

1. What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self? (Matt Landes UK)

1. Hi Matt it would always be to follow your instincts, to be yourself and never change your focus and also never forget where your roots are.

2. What’s the best event you have ever been to? (Chris Staton UK)

2. Hi Chris that would be the classic rock awards in 2015. It was a great night, in the presence of music legends. I remember I got mobbed going in for my autograph.

3. What has been the most memorable thing you have seen in the rock business? (M Paige. S Carolina USA)

3. Jack Bruce, the bass player for Cream, sitting all alone in the middle of a field at a Van Morrison show. A second close was having a cup of tea with Robert Plant.

4. In your opinion what is the best photo that’s ever been taken? (Jesse G Tulsa USA)

4. I couldn’t possibly answer that Jesse. There have been some fantastic shots in history. But any image that evokes a profound reaction from its audience becomes memorable to each individual.

5. I am 17 years old and enjoy photography as a hobby. I really like your photos and you have inspired me to try live performance photography. How do you feel when people say that you have inspired them? (Lily Gordon Oxford UK)

5. It’s wonderful. A fantastic feeling to know my art is ultimately appreciated. We are all inspired by people we admire. It’s totally wonderful to know that your work has inspired somebody else’s career and their art, just as my peers inspired me, it’s fabulous to know that I’ve made a mark.

Thank you for all your questions. If you have anything that you would like to ask Nick please send it to Benice Bond@icloud.com

Please note that some questions have been shortened.

BREAKFREE

The gentle easing of the COVID-19 restrictions is eagerly welcomed by Nick and the elliottstudios team.

However the far reaching consequences to the music industry and the creatives surrounding it, will take time to heal. The COVID-19 incision into the underbelly of the music industry may be so deep in some places that even the strongest surgical sutures cannot knit the wound together.

The faint sound of live music can still be heard in the distance and in time it will get louder. Nick has always remained staunchly hopeful that it will return stronger than ever. No one can live without live music in their lives. It is the food of love. It creates memories, feelings, emotions, it takes the heart and soul and allows them to soar, it can heal. Music transports us back to a moment in time. Music is all powerful.

The anticipated return of live music has sent audiences, promoters and musicians into a frenzy of organisation. Nick has been amazed at the resiliency of all creatives during the last year. The innovative ideas that have been borne from their tenacity to keep their art flowing to their audiences, has shown strength within the arts. Audiences have enjoyed virtual tours, online exhibits, podcasts, radio shows and live streaming which has kept them connected to an artistic life line.

Nick is looking forward to creatively stretching his wings again

“I can’t wait to get out there and get stuck into the Rockumentary projects again with The Dead Reynolds and Jon Peach. We are busy booking dates to continue ‘The Story So Far’ documentary and of course the filming for TV, ‘Two go mad in Norfolk’. It’s going to be a busy summer finalising arrangements for the UK to USA tour. There are also several commissioned projects and album artwork projects that need to be progressed. It’s going to be busy, I can’t wait” (Nick Elliott)

As lockdown is lifted let us take some time to fully appreciate the art industry and how much it enriches our lives, no matter what form it takes. Once we get back to riding down the highway (and going to a show), let’s tune in to BREAKFREE by Whitehorses, where JJ Newman blows us away with his lead vocals, and the track quintessentially epitomises what we have all been yearning to do for the last 13 months.

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Recently Nick had the rare opportunity to work with several talented and much loved Hollywood A listers. Nick was contacted by a casting agency to consider playing a small but significant role in a Hollywood blockbuster film due for general cinematic release in autumn 2021 across the UK.

It was an early morning set call, on a cold brisk morning, and the filming of Nick’s scene took all day at a secret location.

To reduce the possibility of any leaks to the National Tabloids, no photos were permitted on set as the Hollywood actors were in full costume. Strict Covid -19 restrictions were in place to prevent any chance of the production being closed down. Whilst waiting for the scene set up, Nick mingled with some of the cast and crew.

“ What a fantastic experience. This was a first for me on this kind of level. I’m looking forward to more opportunities. It was wonderful to meet so many interesting people. The main star of the movie is played by an exceptional actor who was extremely kind, with an absolute wicked sense of humour. The professionalism they displayed was top drawer and their talent as a performer was immeasurable. (Nick Elliott)

A COLLECTION OF ROCK PHOTOGRAPHERS

Nick’s Work is Now Here…

Several months ago Nick was approached by David Trew, director of the reputable clothing company ‘Rock Photographers Collective’, to discuss an exciting new proposal. Now at post negotiation stage, elliottstudios are delighted to announce Nick’s new association with Rock Photographers Collective (RPC).

RPC, an established rock art clothing company, supplies quality hoodies, T- shirts, rock art merchandise, and fine art prints using images from a select illustrious group of rock photographers.

Nick has had the difficult task of selecting just 30 images from thousands of his archived, unseen rock images for the exclusive use of RPC on their extensive clothing and merchandise range.

Nick now joins an impressive and well recognised listing of photography peers, including rock photographers Andy Cotterill, Tony Mottram, and Angela Williams, who was Norman Parkinson’s assistant and her images of Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, and Barbara Streisand continue to captivate audiences.

RPC is also responsible for coordinating exhibitions, meet and greet, and Q & A sessions, which Nick is looking forward to participating in.

“I’m looking forward so much to joining this elite band of great photographic artists.” (Nick Elliott)

To see Nick’s work and the opportunity to bag yourself an exclusive unseen rock image, head over to Rockphotographerscollection.co.uk

Happy shopping everyone!

ONE SHEET, ONE MAN, ONE CAMERA, AND A ROLL FULL OF AMBITION

The UK to USA Tour One Sheet…

Nick’s ‘One Sheet’ for his upcoming USA Tour has been expertly designed by South Carolina design and network service industry, Waterscape Incorporated, of Murtle Beach, and elliottstudios could not be any more happier with the finished result.

The One Sheet is being distributed across several states in the USA, which is proving to generate even further interest and bookings for the USA Tour, under the robust management of Brenda Cline CEO of Workhorse 615.

Nick has already selected a compilation of his unique unseen images exclusively for his USA tour and its exhibitions. These remarkable images will be available to purchase as fine art prints and also be transferred onto tour merchandise.

A full list of dates and venues will be officially released by elliottstudios later this year.

If Nick’s UK fan base are feeling left out, there is no need to worry. Negotiations are already in progress for a UK and European tour.

“I’ve spent 10 years trying to crack the American market, since I first went there in 2010. I love the USA and the American people. I’m looking forward to taking Rock’ n’ Roll Nick Elliott style stateside. It’s going to be kicking!” (Nick Elliott)

2021…..DON’T GET TOO COMFORTABLE IT COULD STILL TURN INTO A SHOCKER!

Nick and the team at Elliott studios welcome is in a new and exciting year that promises to be full of delightfully exhilarating projects.

Nick is excited to announce his ongoing support of Pancreatic Cancer Action via his new project, ‘One Role’, in remembrance of his beloved mum, who died of pancreatic cancer. A conceptional final project that Nick is in the process of shooting entails a portraiture photographic shoot of selected celebrities as you have never seen them before.

The finished product will be presented in a fine art publication and will contain a delicate combination of written word from an informal interview and images of artists that reflect their sentiments.

Available to purchase through Nicks official website and selective photographic outlets. Nick is donating a percentage of all sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action charity and hopes to surpass his original target of £2500. If you would like to support this worthwhile cause you can visit Nicks Just Giving Page on his official website.

Many artists that Nick has previously had the pleasure to work with have already expressed their interest in being associated with the project. Nick is also in discussions with other musicians and TV/film personalities who he hopes to be included in such a worthwhile cause.

“After living through perhaps the worst experience of my life, I feel that I can now do something that will help make a difference to identifying early diagnosis and improve survival rates. “ ( Nick Elliott.)

Nick is also working on his first ever virtual fine art photographic exhibition, in preparation for its release on selective Internet platforms. Several art galleries are already lined up to host his first showing which is created quite a buzz at Elliott Studios.

Nick’s loyal fan base and collectors along with new clients, will have the opportunity to partake in the virtual tour to see previously unseen works of art displayed in the most innovative way.

“Under the present circumstances, this allows a wider audience to visit my exhibitions and enjoy my art from the comfort of their own homes. There is some new and fabulous artwork on show which introduce them to a previously unseen facet of Nick Elliott. “ (Nick Elliott)

Nick’s ongoing Rockumentary series continues with a pictorial documentation of chart topping band Dead Reynolds and love song loser John peach. Both projects will result in a body of fine art images for book publication in the continued series, and images for band merchandise.

Nick’s close association with Aturn Films progresses with the continuation of ‘The Story So Far’. A revealing documentary about the life of Nick Eliott, due for screening at selective cinemas, terrestrial TV and Amazon Prime.

“Filming is proving a little difficult during lockdown, so we have adapted to the circumstances and started to film segments at Elliott Studios which is quite a laugh as the JD starts flowing.

Andy Blithe and Nick are still going crazy in Norfolk with the adventures of “Two go mad in Norfolk”. The boys can be found filming in Nicks home county of Norfolk so keep on the lookout for them on their travels. Penthouse I is already on the road and Penthouse II ready to dip her bows in the water to add to the Norfolk shenanigans. Once editing commences the Two Go Mad series will be released on YouTube and other social media sites.

Plans continue to be finalised for Nicks UK to USA tour under the careful guidance of Brenda Cline, Nick Elliott exclusive US management, of the Workhorse 615 Entertainment Group. The tour will compromise of ticketed theatre shows across several US states as an audience with Nick Elliott. Nick will regale a no holds barred recollection of backstage life, his career as a renowned Rock Art photographer and his private life that shaped him into the person he is today. No subject will be taboo.

As part of the US tour, Nick will also be attending book signings, intimate guest appearances, radio shows and TV interviews.

“Can’t wait to get back to the USA “. (Nick Elliott)

Just some of the exciting new projects that Nick and the Elliott studio team are delighted to present to you for 2021.

“Stay careful and stay safe. Let’s all look forward to when Boris lifts the curtain on new times “. (Nick Elliott)

When Will I See You Again……….

………….This Tuesday is the answer!

Nothing can keep Nick and his good friend Alex Lewczuk apart. This Tuesday will see them collaborating in their individual studios to continue the all-time favourite ‘Sounds and Nicks Vision’ volume 56.

Nick will be working in his new state of the art recording studio to keep the music flowing to his listeners.

The show will be slightly shorter than the other episodes but will still contain all the favourite tunes that Nick and Alex has to offer.

It will be a welcomed respite from an industry that has seen many struggles over the last nine months.

Airing of the show will hopefully be sometime this week, so keep your ear to the radio for more information

Thank you guys for keeping music live.

Part 2…Q&A with Nick

Q1. Is there any rockstar that you would want to photograph? (Marielle B. Uk)

A1. Well, that’s an easy one. Without a doubt it would be Rory Gallagher. The guy is a legend, and he is responsible with a few others for influencing my taste in music.

Q2. Cats or dogs? (Jules. S. London UK)

A2. I love all animals, but I’m going to have to go with dogs. My schnauzer friend Dudley is the best.

Q3. If you had a dinner party who would you invite, alive or dead and why. (Luisa. C. Bournemouth UK)

A3. My mum, just to see her and speak with her again. My dad for the same reasons and to ask him some questions that I never had the opportunity to before he died. Rory Gallagher, his music created a defining moment in my life, and David Bailey who I personally think changed the face of contemporary photography. And I would cook my rock ‘n’ roll chilli!

Q4. In your opinion what is the best camera that you have taken a picture with? (Jordan. Leeds UK)

A4. All cameras have different virtues. The The best camera I have ever used is a Canon. They are completely versatile, and whilst digital photography produces fantastic results, it shooting on a roll of film that separates the experts from the happy snappers. You can’t preview a shot, it’s totally reliant on light, exposure and an expert eye, when you use film. My Mamiya 67 is also a wonderful camera and a total pleasure to have in my hands.

Q5. Your house is burning down and you can only save two items what do you save.? (Lucas Leicester UK)

A5. Hi this is difficult because there are lots of things I would save, but it would have to be my memorabilia box. It contains many priceless things my mum and dad brought me when I was growing up. The second item would either be my partner Benice, or my Rolleiflex camera……I guess it’s going to have to be my Rolleiflex! She’s going to kill me when she reads this!

Q6. What is it like working with Robert Plant? Who have been the best rock band that you have worked with? (Janice S Bedford UK)

A6. Hi Jan, Robert Plant is one of my true heroes. He is a truly captivating bloke to talk to, extremely polite and down-to-earth. When I walked past him for the first time backstage, I actually shook with excitement, he’s been a massive part of my life musically. Led Zeppelin were my introduction to rock music and has remained at the core even to this day. There have been many bands that have been wonderful to work with, Rival sons, The Blockheads, Alice Cooper and Wilco Johnson to name just a few.

Q7. What influences your unique style of photography and how have you developed this? (Chris J Devon UK)

A7. The biggest influences on my style of photography where my dad at an early age, Terence Donovan, Patrick Litchfield and David Bailey who was my biggest inspiration. I also found inspiration in classic British black-and-white films and film Noir. They have so much atmosphere. My style developed with these influences that allowed me the freedom to express myself in my art and dare to push the boundaries of photography. Music also played a part in developing my inner awareness. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd was the LSD of the music world.

Q8. Who are the best bands that you have seen live? (Paul T Newport UK)

A8. Hi Paul. I’ve seen many bands ,and artists that have had an immense impact on me as a creative and personally. The most prolific band that comes to mind is AC/DC, that gig changed my life to the core. Although I never shot him, Rory Gallagher was incredible, I saw him play three times. Others that were so wonderful to witness and be part of a musical union were Joanne Shaw Taylor, status quo, the darkness, ZZ Top, Metallica, levellers, and Ozzy.

Q9. Do you wear some pretty cool clothes. Do you always dress like this? I am taking a fashion degree at Leeds University and your dress sense inspires me. (Sam O Leeds UK)

A9. The contents of my wardrobe are a total expression of myself. Over the last few years I have become more experimental with my look, and it’s really liberating. It’s given me extra confidence and keeps me in touch with my inner self. I believe that what you wear represents your personality and identifies us as a person. Nothing should be off-limits. I feel people who judge others fashion sense are trapped in a mediocre, expressionless existence and can’t identify with themselves. So mix the colours up, wear spots and stripes and do what you Gotta do. Good luck with the studies Sam.

Q10. Are you a tit or a bum man? (Mark W Oxford UK)

A10. Tits every time!

If you have a question for Nick please send it to Benicebond@icloud.com and we will include them in the next Q&A session. please note some questions have been shortened.

The Story So Far…

Aturn films, owned by Andy Turner approached Nick some time ago with a proposal that was just too good to pass up. Filming has now commenced on a no holds barred documentary about Nick‘s life, his grass root beginnings and his rise to renowned rock art photographer, taking his place amongst some of the most revered photographers the world has to offer.

“I met Nick some 10 years ago through printed media, we have stayed in touch on and off since then.”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

The candid documentary delves within the layers of Nick’s personality and allows viewers a sincere insight into what makes this artistic,tick both behind and in front of the lens.

“Knowing how passionate Nick was about his work I knew I needed to document his life to where he is now, warts and all, and show people how life within the art world is full of peaks and troughs”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Nick talks openly about his career as a newspaper photographer, his first studio, how he took the advertising industry by storm, working within the rock art industry, his totally unique and captivating images depicting his beloved Norfolk and his slow descent into a hideously despondent private world, following several personal tragedies that have shaped his future art for good.

“ Nick made me aware of some new exciting projects he was working on that was somewhat different compare to his usual fine art rock photography“

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Nick chats transparently to Aturn Films and discusses life events that have brought him here today, events which have impacted on his perception of art, and his relentless passion to make a difference within the creative industry. He discusses his family, his colourful childhood tinted by his Eastend roots, his emotional frustrations within a failed marriage, and his desire to be secluded from the idiosyncrasies of modern day society.

“Nick is one of the coolest and nicest people I know, and following his story over the coming months will bring a rare insight into the mind of a creative at their best”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Filming takes place over the next few months on locations throughout the UK. Once completed, audiences will be able to immerse themselves in this enthralling documentary via Netflix, Amazon prime, and terrestrial TV.

“I feel so pleased and excited about this Aturn film documentary. It’s straight out of the desk and totally unedited. I would very much like to thank Andy for the opportunity to tell my story and look forward to creating something fantastic during our joint collaboration as it progresses”

It’s Rock n’ Roll!

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…