Q & A PART 9

1Q. Out of all the things that you do, what makes you the most excited? (Kirsty Sheffield UK)

1A. Knowing that I have got a great shot, after I’ve taken it. I instinctively know when I’ve captured a face melter.

2Q. On the radio you always seem very jolly. What makes you laugh? (A Donovan London UK)

2A. People with good humour, sarcasm and wit. The kind that just bats back-and-forth with ease.

3Q. Do you remember the very first photo you ever took? (Richard Rushby Whitby UK)

3A. That was a picture at the pleasure beach at Great Yarmouth, and it was of the pirate on the rollercoaster. I think it’s still there.

4Q. I live on the west coast of the USA. Will USA Tour come to California? (B Donaldson USA)

4A. Hopefully it will. There are plans for multiple tours starting off in the south east states of USA. Our plan is to do all the states at some point.

5Q. What do you think to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers? (J Carter UK)

5A. I think they are a fucking good band. Would love the opportunity to work with them .

Thank you for all your questions please keep them rolling in. If you have anything you would like to ask Nick please send it to Benicebond@icloud.com.

PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION

Nick and the elliottstudio team were surprised and thrilled to be recognised for an award from Prestige Awards.

The Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards recognise small / medium businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months. The Prestige Award judging panel base their decisions upon areas such as service excellence, quality of products and innovative practices.

“It was a fantastic surprise to be contacted by Emma and Rocky to give us the news. We don’t know who nominated us but it’s great to know that elliottstudios provide a great service to it’s clients.

“We are ready proud of nickelliott.shop. Just going to find my best Rock ‘n’ Roll Jeans for the award presentation party!!” Nick Elliott

The Prestige Awards celebrate businesses and individuals worldwide that constantly offer excellent products and service.

WEll DONE!! nickelliott.shop

2 STILL MAD FOR IT

Andy Blithe and Nick have been horsing around in Norfolk with the continued filming of ‘2GOMad in Norfolk.’ The boys have been joined by an additional film crew, freelance cameraman Simon Page and Dylan Knight, to assist with filming.

The ‘2GoMad’ series has kicked off with the pair trying their luck at ghost hunting in the grounds of the historical St Benet’s Abbey on the Norfolk Broads, with the help of paranormal investigator Karl Hardiment.

It’s a closely guarded secret if the ghost hunters actually made contact with the ghostly monk that is said to roam the Abbey, you will have to watch out for the episode to know for sure. One thing is for certain, if you have a ghost in your cottage or see an apparition on your wooden stairs, or get lost in the Bermuda Triangle, call the real Ghostbusters!

Most recently Andy and Nick joined the Knight’s Tower Medieval Combat Group to test their sword fighting skills with this medieval re-enactment company, under the supervision of founder member Lee Warden. The boys usual wiry sense of humour added to the shenanigans which was all caught on camera. Filming continues and the series promises to be a sure hit, if the first edits are anything to go by.

“I’ve really enjoyed the programmes that we have done to press. It’s starting to pick up pace. I’m excited about the long-term future of the projects. It’s going to be mad.” Nick Elliott

ROCK AND ROLL RADIO

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 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.

2 ON THE RADIO

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)

COMING TO AMERICA

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.

Q & A. PART 8

Keep em coming!

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.

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

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)

Q & A. PART 6

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)

A5. Truth

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 benicebond@icloud.com.

Q & A PART 4

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