ITS A PERSONAL PODCAST

Nick has started to develop his own personal podcast, for release in the next few weeks.

As Nick has become increasingly in demand over the last few years. His unseen rock images are now being distributed amongst galleries, his controversial Dark Art Projects are causing a stir with fine art collectors, London exhibitions are being organised, and several commissioned projects with high profile music artists, are only a select few of the commitments that Nick and the elliottstudios team are in the process of organising.

With such a hectic calendar, Nick finds there are a lot of topics to talk about. Nick’s personal podcast will include broadcasts from location shoots, his travels, current projects, personal opinions and views on anything that this outspoken rock art photographer wants to discuss.

Sometimes controversial, but still full of the humour, this personal podcast is well worth a listen to catch up with everything that is Nick Elliott.

“ I can’t wait to start getting these podcasts released, I’ll talk about anything and you can keep up with what me and the team are up to.” Nick Elliott.

KEEPING IT REEL, ON REEL TALK

Nick has been invited as a guest on New York Reel Talk. Nick was approached by the talented Pamela Sue Mann for an interview which will be talking place at the end of the month.

New York based Pamela is an accomplished musical artist, singer-songwriter. She has released several successful albums and has worked closely with Suzanne Vega, Gerry Leonard and pop music icon Donna Lewis. Pamela has toured internationally with many well respected musical artists. Her music can be heard on International radio, internet, in film and TV.

New York Reel Talk is co-hosted by Pamela, and co-founder Alex Lewczuk, making it an exciting audio treat which encompasses a range of creatives from New York, sharing their music, thoughts and opinions. The show is broadcast Internationally from Southside Broadcasting as a revolutionary transatlantic podcast.

Nick will be talking about his music tastes, his creative art, plans for the future, his up and coming London Mayfair exhibitions, his new Dark Art, and anything else that comes up, in this exciting opportunity to be part of the New York Reel Talk show.

“ I’m really looking forward to working with Pamela and Alex again, it’s been a while since we have had a good old chat. It was Christmas 2021 that we last worked together.” Nick Elliott.

WHAT’S YOUR STORY

Nick has been invited for an interview with the founder and presenter of What’s Your Story, Alex James.

Alex James with Sir Bob Geldof

Nick will be appearing on ‘What’s Your Story’ on 26th May, as he chats candidly to Alex about his life, art, and his plans for the future. The episode will be broadcast on you tube, for you all to catch up with.

Alex interviews individuals who have a story to tell which may inspire and help others. She approached Nick several months ago with a view to interviewing him about his interesting life and how his drive and passion for fine art photography could inspire others.

“I’m really looking forward to having a chat with Alex, I’ve got a lot to tell her!” Nick Elliott.

A LONDON SHOW IN MAYFAIR

Nick and the elliottstudios team are pleased to announce another huge success for Nick’s conceptual Dark Art Projects.

Gabriel Fine Arts, based in Canary Wharf London, were so impressed with Nick’s Dark Art projects, that they have invited him to be included as a special guest in their next show, Unity In Variety XI Annual Exhibition. The Exhibition will be held at St George Street, Mayfair, London between 15th-20th June at a bespoke fine art gallery.

There will be images from three of Nick’s Dark Art Projects that will be exhibited, professionally mounted, framed and signed by Nick, ready for this special collector’s sale. The selection has been chosen from the projects entitled Fuck U, Lonely Man, and The Other Side.

Nick will be exhibiting his special collections alongside many other illustrious and inspirational artists. Nick will be personally attending the private viewing on the 15th June 6-8:30 pm. Please RSVP to RSVP@gabrielfinearts.com

Gabriel Fine Art Gallery have featured in numerous international publications including The Times, Mayfair Times, Vogue, Ministry of Arts Podcast and LA edition of Art Reveal Magazine. The Gallery operate in worldwide exhibitions, galleries, and with collectors of fine art. In 2021 it was hailed as award winner for best international exhibitor from Red Dot Miami USA. Gabriel Fine Art Gallery have a reputable reputation for representing exceptional and well known artists from around the globe, they have curated bespoke art displays in prime locations, and work closely with curators, dealers and worldwide galleries. Their exhibitions and events in the U.K. and overseas include, Art Basel Miami, the Venice Biennale, and Miami Art Week. The gallery have also worked on projects with Goldsmiths, Big Draw Festival, Westminster Hub and Canary Wharf Arts.

Gabriel Fine Arts Gallery admired Nick’s conceptual dark art collection so much that he will also be exhibiting in their next show entitled The Agony and Ecstasy Of Being, also being shown in London in October of this year, but with a different selection of images from Nick’s conceptual Dark Art collections.

SPECIAL IMAGES FOR A SPECIAL SHOW

Nick and the elliottstudios team have been working flat out to prepare for a very special exhibition showcasing some of Nick’s most outstanding fine art images. The exhibition will include narrative from Nick, and filmed by elliottblithefilms. It will be predominantly designed for broadcasting across the USA via Nicks USA Representative to selective galleries. However the finished video can be viewed in the U.K. at a later date.

Nick signing some of the exhibition pieces.

The exhibition will be recorded at an undisclosed location at the end of the month. It will display a large amount of Nick’s fine Art images, including some that have been carefully chosen from his unseen archive.

“ This is a really special exhibition experience. It allows the elliottstudios to showcase my work in a very unique way that will be kicking”. ( Nick Elliott)

As previously stated Nick’s U.K. fan base and fine art collectors, need not worry about missing out, as they will have the opportunity to see the exhibition at a slightly later date.

SLÁN GO FÓILL!

Slán go fóill, as they say in Ireland translates into the endearing phrase, ‘Goodbye, stay safe and see you very soon’, which is exactly what Nick and the elliottstudios team are planning for.

After a wrap was called for the very successful commissioned Irish Tour, shooting Simon Collins and his album collaborator, Kelly Nordstrom for album artwork and promo material, it’s now time for the team to head home and back into the studio where all the hard work starts.

Nick now has hours of editing and post producing over three hundred images taken on the Irish Tour. Each image can take up to an hour to post produce and bring it to the uniquely high, photographic fine art quality that is associated with Nick’s creations.

Prior to his departure, Nick and Simon discussed further collaborations, which will see Nick and the team travelling back to Ireland in the late Spring, Summer and Autumn, for further commissioned shoots for Simon’s next three albums. Simon is also keen for Nick to document an upcoming project between himself and his father, Phil Collins (lead singer and drummer for Genesis) which will take place in Phil’s hometown of Geneva, Switzerland.

“It’s been an amazing experience to work with two such talented musical geniuses and professionals. I’m looking forward to seeing the guys again and creating some more face melting art with them.” Nick Elliott.

Andy Blithe, who accompanied Nick to Ireland, took the opportunity to add more film footage to his documentary, ‘The story So Far’, chronicling the life of Nick due for release at selected cinemas and TV later this year.

GUINNESS ALL ROUND

Nick has packed his bag and is headed to the Emerald Isle today as his Irish Tour kicks off to a rather frisky start at Luton Airport.

Staff at Luton Airport took such a shine to Nick and his unique attire that they insisted that he take it all off going through customs, much to the amusement of the elliottstudios team.

Nick is being commissioned by Simon Collins to shoot his new album artwork and promo material at various locations around the Republic Of Ireland near the musicians hometown. Simon, the British-Canadian drummer and lead vocalist of the talented rock band Sound of Contact and son of Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins, contacted Nick for this very special shoot.

Simon and his album collaborator, and fellow Sound of Contact band member, Kelly Nordstrom an award winning Canadian guitarist, will be the subjects of Nicks commissioned shoot, to the wonderful backdrop of the breathtaking and magical landscape of Ireland.

Simon and Kelly have forged a notable and award winning reputation within the music business and continue to work with many mainstream music artists, including Genesis.

Simon has been busy during the lockdown period producing his latest album which has had a cathartic effect on him. The album comes from Simons experiences of personal hardship and struggle during various life changing events, including his divorce and band break up.

Nick has taken his studio team with him, including Andy Blithe, to document the Irish Tour and contribute to the fly on the wall documentary, The Story So Far, documenting Nicks life, produced and directed by Andy. The duo will also be broadcasting live podcasts.

Nick and Andy will be meeting Simon and Kelly later tonight at Simons studio and home, then it’s all off for a well deserved meal and a Guinness or two

Shooting starts tomorrow. Keep your eyes peeled for live updates on nickelliott.info

LISTEN TO 2 GOING MAD

You can now listen to Nick and Andy talking nonsense in a new ‘2 Go Mad In Norfolk’ podcast.

Nick and Andy, producer of Aturn Films, have been filming the ‘2 Go Mad In Norfolk’ series over the last 18 months, and have now developed it into an amusing, lighthearted podcast, where the boys can be heard giving their opinions on the serious issues of bondage, home-cooked chips, popular sayings, ailments and the U.K. weather, to name a few.

Nick and Andy

To listen to the podcast go to –

‘2 Go Mad In Norfolk’ on Facebook

‘2 Go Mad In Norfolk’ on Spotify

In the meantime the filming for the popular ‘2 Go Mad In Norfolk’ series continues, for release later this year on selected platforms, which sees this lovable duo travelling around Norfolk visiting the lesser know attractions that this wonderful county has to offer, talking to the Norfolk locals and creating laughter and mayhem wherever they go.

“It’s not for the faint hearted, more for the open minded! It’s great fun doing this with Andy, we have a lot to talk about.“ Nick Elliott. Rock art photographer.

Seaman Stain and Roger the cabin boy

Q & A. PART 13

Nick Elliott…

Ask Nick Elliott……….anything.

Q1. Of all the things that you are involved in, what makes you the most excited? D. Penn Cornwall U.K.

A1. What makes me more excited than anything is to tick the boxes of a life long dream, which is to eventually release all the ideas and creative frustrations that have been pent up inside of me my whole life. The concepts that I have had in my head for years and to turn them into reality and make imagery from them that expresses how I felt. It’s the next chapter.

Q2. What do you do when you are not working? D. Forde Coventry U.K.

A2. I spend time with my partner, I like a good walk, watch classic British comedy, and some of the great classic Films, and I can always fit in a nap every now and again!

Q3. Out of all your projects, what was the steepest learning curve for you? A.Feliciano. Italy

A3. My Dark Art Projects have uncovered facets to me that I am still discovering about myself, so I suppose that has become my steepest learning curve. They released many pent up emotions, it felt like a personal unveiling, a liberating experience. Then taking all that emotion and actually producing art from those feelings, I found it so creative because I didn’t and still don’t care of the consequences.

Q4. If you could switch places with someone, who would it be? J.Bell NY USA

A4. David Bailey, without a doubt. He has led many lives in one lifetime and achieved so many great things.

Q5. In photography what is the most challenging image you have captured. I. Mkrtchuan. Sheffield U.K.

A5. My Dark Art was, and continues to be the most challenging of images that I have taken. Capturing my raw physical emotion in self portraits, its very difficult to bring that emotion to a visionary form that I feel portrays my message.

Thank you for all your questions, please keep them coming! If you have a question for Nick email: benicebond@icloud.com

Nick loves answering your questions, and he will endeavour to answer them all. Please note some questions have been shortened.

CHECK THE GATE…

A brand new collaboration between award winning film producer Andy Blithe of Aturn Films, and Nick Elliott, world renowned rock art photographer, has now been launched.

Nick and Andy are excited to announce the development of Elliott Blithe Films, a full service production agency that is already gathering interest from prospective clients across the U.K. Nick and Andy each take on the combined roles of Director/Producer within their new media production company.

“We work really well together and each of us bring different but essential skills to this new organisation. We film and edit together which I find incredibly creative.” Nick Elliott. Rock art photographer

Elliott Blithe Films are expertly equipped to produce high quality documentaries, TV ads, social media ads, feature length films, short films, music videos, advertising and marketing campaigns and social media links. The production agency is set to expand its content creation as it develops over the next several months.

Elliott Blithe Films have already been involved in several small successful projects, as well as producing their own ‘2 Go Mad In Norfolk’ series, due for release this year on selective platforms.

The concept and development of Elliott Blithe Films has been over a two year period. The agency has been sourcing state of the art equipment to ensure quality filming and editing, and Andy is now a qualified drone pilot, for all the unique aerial filming. Elliott Blithe Films gives assurance to its clients to deliver a truly distinctive, diverse and professional service that guarantee a quality creative production and positive results, bringing content creation to life.

Nick Elliott pictured with partner Andy Blithe…

For more information about Elliott Blithe Films, its services, and how it can help your corporate organisation or individual commissions contact-

Email: Studio@elliottblithefilms.com

To speak to Andy or Nick directly about your requirements call…. Andy- 07467066880 or Nick- 07881650883

“This is so exciting! We have already completed several small projects which were a total success. I’m looking forward to expanding the production agency in the near future. The dynamics between Andy and I are very good which helps to produce excellent results together.” Nick Elliott. Rock Art Photographer

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS

Nick & Dear Friend Jon Peach…

A fantastic turnout flocked to the Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft last week to enjoy the unique sound of Jon ‘love song loser’ Peach.

Jon was joined on stage by three other talented musicians to produce a thought provoking selection of superb alternative music with a twist of rock and a splash of the blues, shaken not stirred and served up in a chilled martini glass.

Peter Stopforth on lead/rhythm guitar, Dave Crowe on bass guitar and Paul Gillings, showcasing his superior harmonica skills, accompanied Jon to deliver a mesmerising performance crammed with original material. Jon’s enthralling and somber lyrical story telling is some of the best yet that he has produced.

Nick waits for the guy’s to get the whole sound ready for the show…

Nick was there to capture the show, that was organised and promoted by Jon. Nick embraced the opportunity to effortlessly seize the essence of the evening via his distinct images, depicting the heartfelt performance that can almost be heard through his fine art.

The Band…

Nick’s images will be added to the ever growing collection of Jon for his rockumentary project.

“First show in 2022, it was good to get back out with the gear and listen to some pucker live music.” Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Step Back To The Stage…

Nick pictured outside Leicester’s DMH.

Nick made a much anticipated trip back to the DeMontford Hall Leicester, to revisit the concert hall enriched with many memories for him. Nick has close connection with DeMontfort Hall since 1972. He enjoyed the position of DeMontfort Halls official photographer for nearly 10 years. Being commissioned to shoot front and backstage artists, artwork featured in DeMontfort Hall magazines, promotional material programme and covers and content.

Nick also shot many artists at the famous Summer Sundae Festivals in association with DMH.

Backstage at DMH.

Nick recalled many cherished memories during his visit, particularly working with Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) David Byrne (Talking Heads) Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and one of the big highlights for him Supertramp, plus a very personal chat with Amy Winehouse. Nick also recalled a lovely encounter with the much loved BBC Presenter Janice Long.

In front of some of the acts visting DMH this year.
Aturn Flims shot some more footage for the documentary.

Accompanying Nick was Andy Blithe and the film crew of the award winning Aturn Films, continuing the filming of “The Story So Far,” a feature length documentary based on Nick’s life story and set for a 2022 release in cinemas and TV late in 2022.

“Fantastic to go back to DMH. This place was one of the very foundations of my career it really was.”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Many thanks to Sally Hurst member of the DMH Press Office team for making Nick & his team so very welcome and Annie Brookes Nick’s PA for her organisational skills.