Posted on May 16, 2022
Sebastian Alderete, director of The Music Photo Gallery, has invited Nick to supply some of his unseen, vintage rock images for sale within his gallery.
Nick is in the process of selecting some of his iconic vintage fine art rock images from his archives. Selected images include Motörhead, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, The Who, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Bill Wyman, Robert Plant and Earl Slick.
After the selection process is completed and submitted, The Music Photo Gallery will also undertake the promotion of Nick’s fine art mages to their market in the USA, Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico. Nick will be in good company, as Mick Rock, Bob Gruen, and Chris Stein are just a few of the iconic music photographers who already supply to TMPG.
The Music Photo Gallery (TMPG) continues to validate music photography as Fine Art Photography. Representing the most important photographers of music history worldwide, whose work has captured the popular idols. Based in New York City and co- working from Buenos Aires, TMPG creates, produces and develops original cultural content in innovative formats partnering with artists, photographers, filmmakers, curators, producers,and professionals from all related areas, in order to cement the music photography genre as an accepted fine art expression. TMPG is the only music gallery to specialise in vintage, rare, and never seen images, working with curators, museums and international fine art institutions.
“This is such a great opportunity to get some of my unseen images into a gallery with such a remarkable reputation. I’m really looking forward to working with Sebastian and The Music Photo Gallery.” Nick Elliott.
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Posted on February 8, 2022
elliottstudios is stretching its visionary wings and branching out to offer even more creative services.
After months of preparation, elliottstudios publishing is now up and running, and the elliottstudios team could not be happier with the results following all their hard work.
elliottstudios publishing has already produced several fine art books for commissioned projects, including Nick’s latest offering, ‘From Nothing To Kings Lynn In 30 Days’.
elliottstudios publishing will continue with the production of Nick’s fine art rock books, and has recently finished the publication of an exclusive edition that is crammed with Nick’s previously unseen rock images, and is part of the merchandise for his upcoming USA and U.K. Tours.
There are several other fine art publications that are being considered by elliottstudios publishing, including Nicks controversial XXX book due for release this year, containing some of his dark art genre.
“It’s worked so well, and has already generated some interest from potential clients. My vision for the future is all my fine art images will be displayed in publications generated by elliottstudios publishing”. (Nick Elliott, Rock Art Photographer)
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Posted on October 31, 2021
Q1. What is the one thing that you know now that you wished you knew when you were 20 years old? (Jason D. Essex UK)
A1. It’s not wrong to be different and be your true self. (Nick Elliott)
Q2. How do you improve your photography over the years? (B Angus Lincoln UK)
A2. My photography has improved because I no longer care, because caring means conforming and I have never conformed creativity to anything in my life. (Nick Elliott)
Q3. What does producing your images mean to you? Great fan of your work. I’m looking forward to seeing your Dark Art. (D Ellis London UK)
A3. The importance of my work to me, is immeasurable really. Each image is an expression of emotions, feelings, attitudes and moods. It’s an addiction rather than a want, to produce art, and when I can’t it makes me restless. ( Nick Elliott)
Q4. What type of cameras and lenses do you use? (JD Barker Norfolk.UK.)
A4. I’ve always used a combination of Canon, Roliflex and Mamyia cameras. My lenses are Canon EF. (Nick Elliott)
Q5. Can you tell me what tools you use to post produce and edit your images? What makes you realise you have a great image? (H Graeme. Hindleveston. UK)
A5. I edit through Photoshop. I always do 2 edits, first one to chop out the shit and the second to narrow it down tighter to see if the image will work as I initially saw it. When I see the shot I normally see it in black-and-white, not all images work in colour and vice versa. The image is about a statement and style and that interpretation can get lost if not post produced correctly. It’s about a deeper understanding of shadows, light, subjects, angles and individual style.
“Although Photoshop is the tool I use to edit and post produce my images, my eyes and sense of connection with my art and surroundings, delivers the message I want to convey”. (Nick Elliott)
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Posted on October 31, 2021
Nick has had several interview invites recently, for dissemination in various local magazines and online news publications.
The Norfolk Broads was the most delightful of locations for an interview with John Kerrison, during a warm sunny day at the waters edge. Nick discussed in great depth his latest projects and recent negotiations for his continued workload at elliottstudios. Nick revealed his future plans for the rebranding of elliottstudios, and the complex process of producing and printing his three new publications containing archived unseen images, one of the publications will accompany his USA and UK tours.
Nick also talked about his exciting new experiences of organising his UK and USA tours, the venues that have been sourced and that have accepted his show, the tours content that sees Nick appearing before an audience to discuss his unique life within the rock industry, his personal life, his childhood, his iconic rock images and his reasoning behind his photographic diversity towards his recent dark art images.
Nick also described his experience of lockdown and how his personal revaluation kept elliottstudios financially viable during one of the most difficult times for self-employed creatives.
Additional interviews between Nick, and Lynn News freelance journalist and photographer Jon Seymour have also been completed. All interviews will be published in Norfolk and Suffolk Magazine, Suffolk Magazine, Lynn News, and King’s Lynn Online during December. Look out for these exclusive interviews to gain a comprehensive insight to Nick Elliott
“Really pleased to be asked to do these interviews. I love Norfolk and Suffolk lifestyle magazines, it’s a very nice publication”. (Nick Elliott)
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Posted on July 17, 2021
John Kerrison, a freelance photojournalist for Norfolk Magazine and Norfolk and Suffolk Magazine publications , caught up with our favourite rock art photographer Nick Elliott, at Brundall Bay Marina for a swashbuckling interview onboard Norfolk’s almost famous Penthouse 2 boat.
John has interviewed Nick several times previously for the Norfolk publications, however there was still much to talk about with all Nick’s new and upcoming projects.
Further information will be released shortly regarding the dates of publication so you can read all about it.
“Great to see my dear friend again. John is very good at what he does, so I know it will be a mean interview.” Nick Elliott.
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Posted on April 2, 2021
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!
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Posted on April 2, 2021
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)
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Posted on February 13, 2021
Q1. What’s your favourite meal? (JB Coventry UK)
A1. Chips and egg with bread and butter. A close second would be a full Monty. Benice is a brilliant cook and she has taught me a few of her tricks. You could eat in Monaco and it would be as good as her home-made chips and egg.
Q2. What’s the last book you read? (A regalia UK)
A2. I was fortunate enough to receive David Bailey‘s new book ‘Look’ for Christmas and it’s absolutely enthralling . I’ve also just read ‘The boy, the mole, the Fox and the horse’ by Charlie Mackey. It’s fantastic, I recommend it to everyone, and it’s reassuring in these times. The artwork and the text are just spot-on.
Q3. What do you prefer to drink? (B Carter UK)
A3. I love a pint of ice cold milk, but that’s closely followed by JB and Pepsi on ice. I met Agostini in the clubhouse at Silverstone in 1974 during the British motorcycle Grand Prix. During our chat he ordered us both a whiskey and Coke, in a tall glass over ice. It was the best drink ever. Afterwards I thought that if it’s good enough for Agostini it’s good enough for me and I have drunk my JB like that ever since.
Q4. What tips can you give an aspiring music photographer? (Remedios P. Greece)
A4. I don’t normally give tips on photography. I’m a firm believer that you should find your own style and develop your craft to make it individual. Individualism is the way to make your art stand out from the rest. It blazes a unique trail that others try to emulate, but as you develop and become more creative those twats that copy, find it hard to keep up. Always keep pushing your creative boundaries and be daring.
Q5. Truth or dare? (D Clark Bodmin UK)
Q6. Have you ever been arrested? (Joyce Gwyn South Wales UK)
A6. Well no, but I nearly was. My friend and I climbed the Christmas tree in the middle of Peterborough town Square in 1973. When we got down, the dibbles were waiting for us. It took a bit of sweet talking for them to let us off with a warning. I was totally ragged that night. Happy days!
Thank you for all your questions. If you have a burning question for Nick, whatever the topic, please send it to email@example.com.
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Posted on October 4, 2020
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.
Posted on October 4, 2020
Triston Finnis proved his tenacity and passion for live music over the weekend, bringing it to a field in front of hundreds of like-minded people. The Socially Distanced Festival organised by Twisted Melon Promotions was a refreshing and welcomed re-introduction to festival fever by audiences and performers alike. The excitement and electric atmosphere was palpable as festival goers soaked up the sun and music.
Backstage the performers turned up, strummed and tapped, eagerly waiting for their set time. The festival was organised to perfection, adhering to all social distancing and COVID-19 government guidelines. Nick was invited to the festival to continue his Rockumentary project with the talented Jon peach, whose set in the acoustic tent was a resounding success. Nick chatted backstage with Neville Staple and Roddy Radiation and the Ska Billy Rebels, both from the popular 1980s band ‘The Specials’. Saturday nights highlight,was witnessing Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison,rock the crowd to a selection of their original alternative rock tracks. Nick captured the band in his unique rock ‘n’ roll style whilst they shook the stage and filled the air with electricity.
“ The Socially Distanced Festival was a resounding success. Hopefully many more to come. I give my full support to Triston Finnis and his team for sticking it out to make this work so well despite being subject to heavy flak during the whole process of putting it together. See you next year“. (Nick Elliott)
Thanks to Triston Finnis and Twisted Melon Promotions for proving that with these kind of organisational skills it is still viable to continue with these events,in a forgotten industry that has been left to fend for itself.
Posted on September 7, 2020
Our very own Nick Elliott was in attendance, bringing his unmistakable style and Va va voom to the rock photography world. Nick continues his Rockumentary project with Jon and whilst he made magic on stage, Nick captured the magical heart and soul of this seasoned performer.
Jon revitalised the audience with a selection of tracks from his band ‘Pray for the Buffalo’ and his newly released solo tracks from ‘Love Songs For Losers…‘
“I continue to repeat bad relationship choices because that’s the only way I can write such good Love Songs For Losers…!” (Jon Peach)
Nicks rockumentary series continues over the next 12 months with Jon, and has expanded to involve other mainstream bands and artists which will be announced after finalising negotiations.
In the meantime don’t forget to visit the nick elliott shop and peruse hundreds of new images of all your favourite rock bands.
“This was a great start to what I’m sure will turn out to be a wonderful body of work and a fantastic project to work on. I’m looking forward very much to producing these images and spending time with Jon. He’s a dear friend, I’m sure we’re gonna have a lot of giggles, and a lot of fun along the way. Should be a fucking blast”. (Nick Elliott. Rock art photographer)
Posted on July 6, 2020
If you are missing your live music daily dose you can tune into Nick Elliott’s ‘Sound and Nicks Vision’ at Southside Broadcasting and listen to all 55 podcasts. Containing scintillating conversation and superb tunes, take a listen and give yourself an audio treat.
Nick‘s new radio show, ‘A night in with Nick Elliott’ has regrettably been briefly rescheduled due to the difficulties of this year. The new launch date will be in the Autumn. Nick is working hard at Elliottstudios collaborating and producing the show to be aired via podcast.
Another new radio show, with a solo Nick at the helm, he is due to be launched mid 2020. ‘Country rock with Nick Elliott’ will be broadcast on CMR Nashville Radiio Station, owned by Lee Williams and can be heard worldwide, stretching over 68 countries. Keep tuned for further details.
“ Country Rock radio is a diversion from my usual music genre but I’m looking forward to bringing my own unique style of classic rock to country rock radio. I’m a big fan of the USA particular Nashville and its musical heritage. it’s great to be back in Nashville“
Nick Elliott rock art photographer
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