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 August 12, 2020
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…
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Posted on August 12, 2020
A hot sunny day and a burger on the beach was a welcome prelude to the two heavyweights of the music and rock photography Industry, discussing an exciting new collaboration that will continue Nick Elliott’s Rockumentary series.
As Nick’s Rockumentary projects with Earl Slick and Ed Graham draw to a close, Nick has found himself in the exciting and unique position to choose select individuals within the music industry to photographically document and continue his series of fine art photographic publications.
Great Yarmouth’s jewel in the crown, Jon Peach Is a singer songwriter who has carved an enviable and well respected career within the music industry. Writing and performing with ‘Pray for the Buffalo’ and ‘Junk Shop Poets, Jon has just completed his phenomenal solo project ‘Love Songs For Losers’, which was born out of his passion for beat poetry and storytelling love songs. The Rockumentary, taking approximately one year to capture, allows Nick to shadow Jon during shows, rehearsals, recordings and leisure time.“
“I’m really looking forward to working with Nick we are going to have a great time, do or die it’s going to be fucking fun’!
Jon Peach Singer/Songwriter.
During the production of the Rockumentary, there will be an opportunity for Nick to shoot some surprise guests that Jon will be working closely with over the next year.
“I think this project with Jon will turn out to be a fabulous body of work, plus I think we’ll have a real blast while working together over the next 12 months. Jon has a fantastic look and that is such a big part of the Rockumentary project’s that I do it’s going to make a fabulous book’!
“I’m mad for it”!!
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer
When life gives you lemons, choose a peach…
Posted on October 30, 2019
Continuing after dark side of my mind Nick has followed up with an equally thought-provoking exploration of his personal experiences of loss￼.
“These images are an expression of my own experiences of personal loss. They are meant to disturb you, they’re meant to shock you, they are meant to upset you that’s what loss represents.
Nick has produced a collection of powerfully hard-hitting and disturbing images depicting his personal loss. Whilst dissecting his own feelings of loss through the years, Nick has pulled on all of his resources to create a groundbreaking, self expressive and visually shocking display of loss.￼
These images are like nothing ever before taken by Nick Elliott. There are a total contrast to his rock art photography, which invoke many personal emotions from the artist himself.￼
The self representation of these images is a total step away from anything Nick has created previously, and it takes him from the viewfinder to the front of the camera.
These images will be exhibited in selected galleries around London and Europe next year.￼
Posted on October 20, 2019
Over the past 18 months Nick has been exploring a revolutionary art project set to take the photographic fine art world by storm, with an innovational look into the dark side of his mind.
“I’ve taken my creativity to another level. This is totally different to anything I’ve ever done before. I have developed emotionally, physically and personally, it’s kinda liberating really”
Nick has explored what makes him tick, and delved into his innermost personal thoughts to capture this innovating concept through the medium of photography, creating exquisite thought-provoking pieces of art.
Nicks images depict his extremely personal neoteric, harrowing conceptions and the restlessness of his creative mind. Shocking but compulsive viewing.
These images are expected to be exhibited alongside his loss project in selected galleries around London and Europe next year.
Posted on September 21, 2016
Nick is often asked about his personal experiences of working in the arts and entertainment industries and already shares many of these on social media.
Now, to give a further insight into what it’s like working as a rock photographer, he has launched his own blog: It’s Personal.
With audio and visual content of his life backstage, adventures shooting, and opinions of topical events, It’s Personal is an online diary that promises to build to be an intimate portrayal of what it’s like to be Nick.
To follow It’s Personal, follow the link: NickElliottRock.wordpress.com
Posted on October 9, 2014
Keeping up with recent developments in technology, Nick’s website has been redesigned with brand new features and interactive capabilities for viewing on all modern-day devices.
An online store continues to offer visitors the chance to purchase fine art prints, books and bespoke furniture and, of course, there is a link back to the press office so clients can all keep up to date with the news.
Take a look and immerse yourself in Nick’s excellent work.
Posted on February 6, 2014
Like Nick pushing the boundaries in the world of rock photography, his studio team has been working hard to reflect this in a brand new website to take him into a new era.
An exciting new addition is the inclusion of a store offering visitors the chance to purchase fine art prints, books and collections online.
Take a look around and tell us what you think!
Posted on October 7, 2013
Last week Nick was invited for an interview with journalist Eric Secker who was looking to produce a three page feature on Nick, his life as a rock photographer, and his work, for lifestyle publication King’s Lynn Magazine.
After a very interesting chat, Nick had the opportunity to view what a lovely town King’s Lynn is source some possible locations for future shoots on the Norfolk coast.
The interview will be published in the November edition of the magazine and, of course, we’ll share it with you shortly.
Posted on April 30, 2013
We’ll let Nick explain thoughts behind his project:
“For some time I’ve wanted to do a snap book, just a personal thing, the modern-day equivalent of the traditional photograph album.
“I was initially looking to record some reportage stuff myself but then thought it would be a good idea to include some shots from the archive that have been taken of me.
“It’s not ‘The Nick Elliott Self-Appreciation Society’, they’re just quick grabs taken on phones, compact cameras, so nothing serious really.
“It’s just a record and a bit of fun and I’m planning to update it now and again when the mood takes me.”
We hope you like it: www.flickr.com/photos/nickelliottrock