Posted on April 5, 2021
Nick was recently invited to be a special guest on the ‘Saturday Night Rock Show’ hosted by the talented Stuart Pink . The recording of the interview takes place on the next week, and the interview will be broadcast via Londons Phoenix FM Radio on Saturday, the 17th of April 2021.
Nick is excited to chat with Stuart about his career in the rock photography industry, his upcoming and much anticipated UK to USA tour, and his Dark Art that has shaped his life and photography born from his personal experiences of a noxious relationship and loss. Also up for discussion is Nick’s Rockumentary series with the love song loser Jon Peach, and the band taking the music industry by storm, Dead Reynolds.
“Should be a great show looking forward to talking to Stuart about what’s been going on and what we have to look forward to. It’s a big story”. (Nick Elliott)
Catch up with Nick on Phoenix FM London, for all the latest news.
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Posted on April 4, 2021
Andy Blithe and Nick will be special guests on BBC Radio Norfolk next week, discussing their new TV series ‘2 Go Mad In Norfolk’, with Kirstene Thorne at 08:20 on 10/04/2021
The delightful duo will be talking about the exclusive concept of ‘2 Go Mad’ and how it has evolved into it’s mischievously entertaining design. Andy and Nick will give a sneak preview into the shows content, and how their 10 year friendship has been a stable foundation to the dynamics of the show. The BBC TV have also shown an interest in broadcasting a feature with the couple.
Meanwhile filming for ‘2 Go Mad’ restarts this month in various locations around Norfolk. The boys will be travelling around the county sampling local tourist attractions and Norfolk novelties , with their impish shenanigans adding hilarity to the events￼. Keep a look out for Penthouse 1 and the boys on their travels.
“Little bit of a diversion for me this project, being one that’s going to be a regularly broadcasted show. Very much looking forward to it and to having a lot of laughs and a lot of giggles, can’t wait￼. Andy and I have been close friends for the past 10 years, and to do a project like this, I think, the only way that it can really work is if we have a real serious bond between ourselves, and a really good vibe. I love Andy, he’s a top man and I think this is going to be something really exciting￼”. (Nick Elliott)
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Posted on April 3, 2021
Nick’s UK to USA tour is gathering momentum as more tour dates, venues and public appearances are added to this much anticipated event.
elliottstudios continue to be busy preparing the tour merchandise and working closely with Brenda Cline, Nick’s USA management, in securing promotional dates across several US states.￼
The UK to USA Tour will be kicking off in October 2021, dates and venues have already been provisionally booked in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Nick will be promoting the event via TV, radio, print, and interviews all taking place stateside prior to the tour commencing.
Negotiations are still in progress for appearances at The Leon Russell Studio in Tulsa, The Woody Guthrie Centre (in conjunction with a Nick Elliott exhibition at this illustrious rock photographers Museum), and several casinos would like to add Nick to their after dinner shows.
Andy Blithe will accompany Nick to continue ‘The Story So Far’ documentary, charting Nick’s unique career and enviable talent behind the lens.
Further information and all tour dates will be confirmed by elliottstudios soon.￼
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Posted on April 2, 2021
1. What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self? (Matt Landes UK)
1. Hi Matt it would always be to follow your instincts, to be yourself and never change your focus and also never forget where your roots are.
2. What’s the best event you have ever been to? (Chris Staton UK)
2. Hi Chris that would be the classic rock awards in 2015. It was a great night, in the presence of music legends. I remember I got mobbed going in for my autograph.
3. What has been the most memorable thing you have seen in the rock business? (M Paige. S Carolina USA)
3. Jack Bruce, the bass player for Cream, sitting all alone in the middle of a field at a Van Morrison show. A second close was having a cup of tea with Robert Plant.
4. In your opinion what is the best photo that’s ever been taken? (Jesse G Tulsa USA)
4. I couldn’t possibly answer that Jesse. There have been some fantastic shots in history. But any image that evokes a profound reaction from its audience becomes memorable to each individual.
5. I am 17 years old and enjoy photography as a hobby. I really like your photos and you have inspired me to try live performance photography. How do you feel when people say that you have inspired them? (Lily Gordon Oxford UK)
5. It’s wonderful. A fantastic feeling to know my art is ultimately appreciated. We are all inspired by people we admire. It’s totally wonderful to know that your work has inspired somebody else’s career and their art, just as my peers inspired me, it’s fabulous to know that I’ve made a mark.
Thank you for all your questions. If you have anything that you would like to ask Nick please send it to Benice Bond@icloud.com
Please note that some questions have been shortened.
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Posted on April 2, 2021
Recently Nick had the rare opportunity to work with several talented and much loved Hollywood A listers. Nick was contacted by a casting agency to consider playing a small but significant role in a Hollywood blockbuster film due for general cinematic release in autumn 2021 across the UK.
It was an early morning set call, on a cold brisk morning, and the filming of Nick’s scene took all day at a secret location.
To reduce the possibility of any leaks to the National Tabloids, no photos were permitted on set as the Hollywood actors were in full costume. Strict Covid -19 restrictions were in place to prevent any chance of the production being closed down. Whilst waiting for the scene set up, Nick mingled with some of the cast and crew.
“ What a fantastic experience. This was a first for me on this kind of level. I’m looking forward to more opportunities. It was wonderful to meet so many interesting people. The main star of the movie is played by an exceptional actor who was extremely kind, with an absolute wicked sense of humour. The professionalism they displayed was top drawer and their talent as a performer was immeasurable. (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted on February 13, 2021
Q1. How do you relax in your spare time? (KD Scotland)
A1. I listen to music, and watch classic British films and British comedies. I’m developing my cooking skills, and I love spending time with my partner and playing guitar.
Q2. What is your most favourite aspect of being a rock photographer? (E Shields Illinois USA)
A2. Photographing the people that are my heroes, who have made me who I am today, whose music has influence to my outlook on life, people and my creativity.
Q3. What is your greatest creative motivation? (J Ward UK)
A3. To leave a mark in photographic history, for people to recognise what I do. I want to my work to be viewed and questioned by the viewer I want them to explore their own emotions and try to understand the reactions and feelings that my images evoke.
Q4. Who would you want to be stranded with on a desert island and what three items would you take with you? (M Rogers Dunstable UK)
A4. My mum and I would take with me a camera, a guitar and a hairdryer!
Q5. What do you think about when photographing rock bands? (M Phillips Bideford UK)
A5. I think about the final images. I know when I’ve got the perfect shot and how it will look. The subject matter becomes irrelevant, and it’s always about the art
Q6. I think my boyfriend is going to ask me to marry him on Valentine’s Day, what should I say? (Kerry UK)
A6. Hi Kerry if you don’t get a better offer, then say yes!
Thank you for all your questions so far, if there is a particular question that you would like Nick to answer please send it to Benicebond@icloud.com
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Posted on February 12, 2021
A sneak peak into the day of our favourite Rock Art photographer Nick Elliott, can be very insightful to understand his work ethics, his passion for his art and his unrelenting drive to produce and push the boundaries of his creative mind.
Nick firmly believes that the early bird catches the worm, and rises each morning at 5:30. A time usually associated with shift workers, Nick finds this the best part of the day.
“The world is quiet. It hasn’t woken up yet. It’s a new day that I feel I’m the one of the first people to experience it “. (nick elliott)
Nick finds this time very productive,there is quiet and solitude to brainstorm ideas and formulate new projects.
“It’s my best thinking time, I’ve had some of my best ideas waiting for the world to wake up. I am often amazed at the beauty of a Norfolk sunrise from my kitchen window as I eat breakfast. It stirs my creativity “. (Nick Elliott)
Nick checks his diary, organises his work for the day, writes any outstanding emails and letters, tweaks contracts to go out and updates Elliott Studios social media and his personal accounts all before 7 am. After a brief respite work begins in earnest at 8:30 at Elliott studios. Recently Nick has been selecting images and finalising the design of several new books for publication, and post producing hundreds of unseen images in preparation for his upcoming tour and exhibitions. If not in the studio, Nick can be found on location either filming or completing commissioned work.
“I prefer my day to start off in a very structured way. This leaves my mind free to explore my creativity in the best way possible. My head can get really cluttered with ideas and new projects, I really have to work through all those concepts with mood boards to see the potential of it working. I have now realised that for a large part of my life I was creatively restrained in a relationship with an antagonist who was constantly imposing boundaries and restrictions which caused conflict. After a catalyst of events I now find myself free from that toxic relationship and I’m now able to grow creatively with freedom of expression. It’s had a huge positive impact on my life. My conceptual dark art projects portray that emotional journey to empowerment and allows me to push the boundaries of my art each day without fear of retribution or suppression. As a result of this life changing event, I have a renewed and deeper passion for creating art that has been allowed to be released and developed in the last couple of years. It’s liberating “. (Nick Elliott)
Posted on February 12, 2021
‘The Story So Far’, a documentary produced and directed by the talented filmmaker Andy Blithe of Aturn Films, continues its filming across Norfolk, charting the unique and enviable life of world renowned rock art photographer Nick Elliott.
Filming has proven to be quite challenging at times due to the current lockdown, but where there’s a will, there’s a way and shooting has taken place at Elliott Studios documenting Nick post producing and preparing his fine art images for his upcoming exhibition and sales.
It is hopeful that Andy will be shadowing Nick on his UK to USA tour to record stateside the events of this much anticipated event.
Nick and Andy are making headway with the filming of ‘2 go mad in Norfolk’ at various locations around Norfolk. Penthouse I has been refurbished to make it the most desirable motorhome on the road. Not limiting themselves to the road, the boys will also be kings of the waterways as penthouse II has finally dipped her bottom into the water and is ready to christen the waters of Norfolk with Captain Blithe at the helm and Mr Elliott no doubt planning a mutiny.
Look out for the lads in the county on all the different modes of transport, bringing laughter and mayhem to the locals of Norfolk as they rediscover the hidden delights of the county in their naughty, exclusive style.
“I’m so enjoying this partnership with Andy. We are the Morecambe and Wise of Norfolk. We have a lot of laughs but we take all the projects very seriously. It’s a pleasure to work with him, plus he’s taller than Ernie “. (Nick Elliott￼￼￼)
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Posted on February 12, 2021
Nick and the team at Elliott studios welcome is in a new and exciting year that promises to be full of delightfully exhilarating projects.
Nick is excited to announce his ongoing support of Pancreatic Cancer Action via his new project, ‘One Role’, in remembrance of his beloved mum, who died of pancreatic cancer. A conceptional final project that Nick is in the process of shooting entails a portraiture photographic shoot of selected celebrities as you have never seen them before.
The finished product will be presented in a fine art publication and will contain a delicate combination of written word from an informal interview and images of artists that reflect their sentiments.
Available to purchase through Nicks official website and selective photographic outlets. Nick is donating a percentage of all sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action charity and hopes to surpass his original target of £2500. If you would like to support this worthwhile cause you can visit Nicks Just Giving Page on his official website.
Many artists that Nick has previously had the pleasure to work with have already expressed their interest in being associated with the project. Nick is also in discussions with other musicians and TV/film personalities who he hopes to be included in such a worthwhile cause.
“After living through perhaps the worst experience of my life, I feel that I can now do something that will help make a difference to identifying early diagnosis and improve survival rates. “ ( Nick Elliott.)
Nick is also working on his first ever virtual fine art photographic exhibition, in preparation for its release on selective Internet platforms. Several art galleries are already lined up to host his first showing which is created quite a buzz at Elliott Studios.
Nick’s loyal fan base and collectors along with new clients, will have the opportunity to partake in the virtual tour to see previously unseen works of art displayed in the most innovative way.
“Under the present circumstances, this allows a wider audience to visit my exhibitions and enjoy my art from the comfort of their own homes. There is some new and fabulous artwork on show which introduce them to a previously unseen facet of Nick Elliott. “ (Nick Elliott)
Nick’s ongoing Rockumentary series continues with a pictorial documentation of chart topping band Dead Reynolds and love song loser John peach. Both projects will result in a body of fine art images for book publication in the continued series, and images for band merchandise.
Nick’s close association with Aturn Films progresses with the continuation of ‘The Story So Far’. A revealing documentary about the life of Nick Eliott, due for screening at selective cinemas, terrestrial TV and Amazon Prime.
“Filming is proving a little difficult during lockdown, so we have adapted to the circumstances and started to film segments at Elliott Studios which is quite a laugh as the JD starts flowing.
Andy Blithe and Nick are still going crazy in Norfolk with the adventures of “Two go mad in Norfolk”. The boys can be found filming in Nicks home county of Norfolk so keep on the lookout for them on their travels. Penthouse I is already on the road and Penthouse II ready to dip her bows in the water to add to the Norfolk shenanigans. Once editing commences the Two Go Mad series will be released on YouTube and other social media sites.
Plans continue to be finalised for Nicks UK to USA tour under the careful guidance of Brenda Cline, Nick Elliott exclusive US management, of the Workhorse 615 Entertainment Group. The tour will compromise of ticketed theatre shows across several US states as an audience with Nick Elliott. Nick will regale a no holds barred recollection of backstage life, his career as a renowned Rock Art photographer and his private life that shaped him into the person he is today. No subject will be taboo.
As part of the US tour, Nick will also be attending book signings, intimate guest appearances, radio shows and TV interviews.
“Can’t wait to get back to the USA “. (Nick Elliott)
Just some of the exciting new projects that Nick and the Elliott studio team are delighted to present to you for 2021.
“Stay careful and stay safe. Let’s all look forward to when Boris lifts the curtain on new times “. (Nick Elliott)
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