ROCKING AND ROLLING IN IRELAND

Mulgrave Barrack, (Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland) is Nick’s shoot location with the talented musicians Simon Collins and Kelly Nordstrom.

Mulgrave Barracks is an impressive site, and curiously has the appearance of an ancient castle ruin. The historical truth is in fact that the Mulgrave Barracks was a home built for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in the nineteenth century. Now left in ruins it has become the ideal location shoot for Nick to produce some of his unique fine art.

Rain has not dampened the spirits of anyone on the shoot, only added to the atmospheric photographic art that Nick is creating. The shoot is expected to stretch into the night, so it’s a busy day for all concerned.

The activity around the Barracks has already attracted some onlookers, and fans of Simon Collins, (Genesis drummer and son of Phil Collins) and Kelly Nordstrom (Canadian Rock Guitarist).

The finished images will be used as album artwork and promo material for Simon and Kelly’s new album which will be out for release in Autumn in the U.K.

Keep connected with nickelliott.info for updates on Nick’s Irish Tour and shooting progress.

THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

After arriving in the beautiful Republic of Ireland yesterday for a commissioned shoot with the talented musicians, Simon Collins and Kelly Nordstrom, it was an early call time for Nick today.

After checking the location of the shoot yesterday evening, it was time to prep the photographic equipment this morning, in readiness for this much anticipated shoot.

But first, Simon Collins, son of Phil Collins introduced Nick to the Collins family before a truly welcoming Irish Breakfast to start the day off in style.

“Myself and the elliottstudios team could not have had a better welcome from Simon, his family and Kelly. Our accommodation is top drawer and I’m blown away with how kind everyone is here. After getting here we went to meet the guys at Simon’s studio and had a pretty pucker meal afterwards.” Nick Elliott

Andy Blithe is also accompanying Nick in Ireland to continue ‘The Story So Far” documentary, chronicling Nick’s life story and his unique talent for producing photographic fine art of mainstream musicians within the music industry.

“I’ve pre recced several additional locations this morning. The original location is stunning but the surrounding area is fantastic with so many other photographic opportunities that we are spoilt for choice. It’s absolutely wonderful. The weather is squally, but it will add to the atmospheric images that I’ve story boarded for the shoot. Definitely going to get a few face melting shots today”. Nick Elliott

Follow nickelliott.info for live updates on Nicks Irish Tour

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

ROCK PHOTOGRAPHERS UNITE

Nick is proving to be a big hit at Rock Photographers Collective (RPC), the reputable clothing company under the directorship of its founder David Trew.

Nick has previously supplied thirty unseen images for the exclusive use by RPC on their extensive clothing range and merchandise. These unseen images are proving to be extremely popular as Nick’s sales within RPC continue to rise.

RPC is an established rock art clothing company supplying quality hoodies, T-Shirts, rock art memorabilia and fine art prints using images from a select illustrious group of rock photographers, including Andy Cotterill, Tony Mottram, Angela Williams, Mick Hutson and our very own Nick Elliott.

For an opportunity to bag yourself an exclusive rock image by Nick and to check out the amazing clothing range, head over to rockphotographerscollective.co.uk for some retail therapy.

Happy Shopping

“It’s just wonderful that the sales at RPC are going so well, I believe that it’s a reflection of the quality of the clothing range and merchandise. Thank you David for including me in such a reputable company.” Nick Elliott rock art photographer.

STAVE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Lorraine Degnan and Phil Blankley, directors of Stave Rehearsal Rooms Nottingham LTD, contacted Nick several months ago to discuss a thrilling new proposal which will see Nick back in the rehearsal studios with his camera.

Lorraine and Phil have over 40 years experience in the music business and have built Stave from the floorboards upwards, offering professional rehearsal rooms in the heart of Nottingham for musicians of all genres. Assisting with the company’s development is manager sound engineer, Ian ‘Mole’ Ettridge who has an invaluable role within the Stave Team.

Stave Rehearsal Rooms have seen many mainstream musicians pass through its doors, and have close connections with the Courteeners, The Horrors, Quireboys, Blackstar Riders, Uriah Heap, Ricky Warwick, Diamond Head, Paradise Lost, We Are Scientists, Thunder, The Answer and Airbourne. It also welcomes new up and coming musical talent with Wraith, Unholy Alliance, Knives and Mordhau.

Nick’s new collaboration with Stave Rehearsal Rooms will see him become recommended official photographer for the company and its clients. Nick will provide professional photography, video, location shoots, and bespoke packages for seasoned and new musical talent that step over its threshold.

“This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an incredible team, and shoot new and established musical creatives.” Nick Elliott rock art photographer.

For more information about Nick’s new position and Stave Rehearsal Rooms visit: http://www.staverooms.co.uk

Nick with Lorraine, Mole, and Phil of Stave Rehearsal Rooms

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

ELLIOTT STUDIOS PUBLISHING

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)

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.

Rhythmic Phrase…

Continue Story…

Nick has been fortunate enough to be featured in the much loved and well respected “ Rhythmic Lounge Magazine”

The November 2021 volume 91 issue of Rhythmic Lounge features a fantastic two page spread and cover shot of our favourite rock art photographer discussing his latest exploits and up-and-coming projects for 2022.

Rhythmic Lounge Magazine, is a must read print and digital publication produced by the talented Chantel Atkins in New York USA, and has a worldwide circulation.

It contains all the latest news and info in music, entertainment and entrepreneurship to help you stay in the loop with the latest artists, creatives and talent from around the world.

To read the article about Nick

http://www.trlmagazine.com

“ Thank you so much Chantel for inviting me once again to be part of this wonderful publication”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer