AN UNHOLY SHOOT

Several weeks ago Nick was commissioned by the heavy rock band Unholy Alliance, for a rather special shoot at the disused airbase, RAF Sculthorpe in Norfolk.

The talented and well respected band have been together for four years and have been rocking audiences around the U.K with their energetic performances. A USA tour is on the cards for September this year which is generating much excitement amongst their overseas fan base.

Ady Bailey’s, distinct lead locals heads up the band, with Nick Jackson-Wynch on lead guitar and support vocals, Richard Griswell, drummer and Michael Tatler, bass guitar. Rising from the ashes of the bands past association with English Dogs, Unholy Alliance continues to demonstrate their creative superiority with original compositions, angry, demonstrative vocals and impressive musical abilities. Unholy Alliance have already notched up two successful albums and continue to go from strength to strength in the music industry.

The band arrived at the bitterly cold, shoot location after a long drive from the North of England. After a brief wardrobe change, it was down to business. Nick seized the opportunity to create some adventurous and unique shots of the band that epitomises their music.

“Sculthorpe is a great location and opportunity to shoot some really exciting images of the band. It’s got a lot of atmosphere and unique hidden corners to get something really face melting for the guys.” Nick Elliott

The shoot went onto the evening time, and Nick continued to shoot with the use of all available light, a technique which he is well know for in his creative fine art.

Once a wrap was called, Nick, the elliottstudios team and the band all went for a well deserved and very tasty meal at one of Nick’s favourite restaurants.

“It was great to work with Unholy Alliance, they are a top bunch of guys. Let’s do it again sometime.” Nick Elliott

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.

ERIN GO BRAGH

Nick is still hard at it on his Irish Tour, shooting with Simon Collins and Kelly Nordstrom to create unique album artwork and promo material for Simon and Kelly’s new album, due for a autumn U.K. release.

The shoot location has moved inside to Simon’s state-of-the-art music studio near the picturesque Irish town of Kenmare, situated on the Kenmare Bay it is often referred to as the jewel in the Ring Of Kerry. The Ring Of Kerry is a popular scenic drive in Ireland’s southwest County Kerry and takes in coastal and rugged landscapes on it’s circular route.

The landscape of Ireland has proven to be a breathtaking opportunity for Nick to produce his art and source an abundance of shoot locations.

Nick has been blown away with the Irish hospitality and the magical landscape of Southern Ireland.

“This shoot is absolutely amazing, not only the wonderful locations and photographic opportunities that Ireland has to offer, but the elliottstudios team has been made so welcome by Simon, Kelly and the Collins family. We couldn’t have wished for a better trip or hosts. It’s absolutely busting!” Nick Elliott.

Back in Simon’s studio, the team had some valuable down time from shooting and a well deserved drink. Simon and Kelly, proving to be Ireland’s most fantastic host’s, took time out to present Nick and the team with some signed memorabilia for the studio.

“Time for a JD, I think.” Nick Elliott

And it’s not over yet. Keep connected to nickelliott.info for more Irish tour updates.

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)

U.K. Tour Designs In US…

The Brand New Tees for the US Tour.

To view the full range!

“ I’m really pleased to be part of this association with this brand-new company. The quality of the shirts are second to none. Custom Clothing will be producing all the tour apparel before and during the tour.

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photgrapher

Q & A PART 11…

Q1. Who do you create your art for, yourself or the buyers market? (M. Padilla. Rome)

A1. I always create my art for myself. There are boxes for me to tick of statements, expression and attitudes that are personal to me. It’s important that I shoot what I need to, in order to feel fulfilled creatively. (Nick Elliott)

Q2. Your new series ‘2 go mad in Norfolk’ looks really good fun. When will it be available to view? (J. Glover. UK)

A2. We are hoping that it will be sometime around spring 2022. The correlation of the shows is presently in edit. If you would like to keep updated with the shows go to nickelliott.info for more details and release dates. (Nick Elliott)

Q3. How often do you workout? In your photos you look pretty fit. (J. Hale. UK)

A3. Depends when she’s in the mood!!! (Nick Elliott)

Q4. What question do you always hate to answer but get asked the most? Big fan of your work, by the way. Are you single? (Kathy Shaw. Florida )

A4. Hi Kathy, the question that I hate the most is ‘What equipment do you use?’ As I’ve said before you can use any camera and still create pieces of art. Thank you for liking my work I appreciate your support. No I’m not single , very much spoken for. (Nick Elliott)

Q5. What’s the strangest thing about you and how do you hide it, if you do? (B. Gutierrez. Italy)

A5. I suffer from OCD and yes I do work hard to keep it under wraps. (Nick Elliott)

If you have a question that you would like Nick to answer please send it to benicebond@icloud.com

2 GO MAD ON A BOAT…

The ‘2 Go Mad in Norfolk’ series continues filming across the picturesque county of Norfolk with Nick, and award-winning film producer, Andy Blithe Aturn Film productions.

The latest escapade saw the duo let loose on the Norfolk Broads aboard the Love Boat, Penthouse 2, with Andy at the helm.

‘2 Go Mad’ has been filming across the county of Norfolk, sampling local attractions creating tourism and local awareness to the delights this fantastic county has to offer. Several episodes have already been completed, with more dates and venues booked for filming before December. The series is due to air early next year.

“Every time we do a show I think he gets better and better. The comedic chemistry between Andy and I is really wonderful.” (Nick Elliott.)

If you have a Business/attraction that you would like to feature in the ‘2 Go Mad’ series please contact Nicks PA at annie@anniebrookes.com for consideration.

For further updates on the show, where filming is taking place and the latest news visit nickelliottrock.info

Breathe with dead reynolds

Dead Reynolds’ new album ‘Breathe with Strangers’is just months away from it’s formal launch in September. Nick and the elliottstudios team have been fortunate enough to have received an invite from the band to help them celebrate at the much anticipated launch event and after party.

The black tie event will be an album lunch show like no other, held in the Victorian Ballroom at the Dukes Head Hotel Kings Lynn. It will be hosted by special guest Alex Baker of Kerrang Radio, who will also be spinning the decks and cracking up the rock songs for the after show party celebrations. Nick’s album artwork will feature on the band’s ‘Breathe with Strangers’ album.

“It’s always a true pleasure to work with such a wonderful group of talented musicians like ‘Dead Reynolds’. They have a totally fantastic fuck off sound.”

Nick Elliott

Nick and the team are really looking forward to the new album and helping the band celebrate it’s success. No doubt there will be some pretty awesome shots on the night of us all playing hard.

Now that lockdown has finally eased, Nick is looking forward to working closely with Dead Reynolds on their up and coming tour and their new material.

Keep checking back for the latest updates.