Posted on July 6, 2020
During this extremely challenging time, what has nick been doing at elliottstudios? Well, he’s been busier than ever, preparing the upgrade of elliottstudios and cramming the online shop with never before seen images of all your favourite music legends.
Nick has been post producing hundreds of images for his forthcoming books and final projects. As his project with Ed Graham and the legendary Earl Slick draw to a close, Nick has been shortlisting images and sending them for publication.
Nick has also been meticulously planning the release of the first of several conceptual dark art projects, and is in negotiations with galleries regarding exhibitions interviews and TV appearances across the UK, USA and Europe.
“It’s an exciting time, it’s a busy time and I’ve definitely knocked my pipe out!” Nick elliott rock art photographer
During the last two years Nick has been honing down his culinary expertise and has had a chance during lockdown to become quite a connoisseur of his favourite dishes.
“I make a mean rock ‘n’ roll chilli. It has several secret ingredients, one of which is a bottle of JB! Let’s face it any chilli is fucking Rock n’ Roll after a bottle of JB!”
Nick Elliott rock art photographer…
Nick is also missing his partner, Benice Bond during lockdown.
“Benice is a frontline worker on Intensive Care, so we are individually self isolating to keep everyone safe, and haven’t seen each other during the lockdown. Thank god for face time and phone sex!!,,
Nick Elliott rock art photographer
Nick has also found time to pick up an old friend…. He’s black Fender guitar…Nick has been knocking out some tunes and waiting for a vacancy with the Hollywood vampires.
“These challenging and difficult times won’t last forever. Stay in and stay safe. Be kind to one another and let’s all meet up healthy and happy when this is all over”
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…
Nick has also been in negotiations with TV directors who want to make a one hour rockumentary about his life and his rise to world renowned rock art photographer. Filming starts on this exciting new project next week in various locations around North Norfolk. Look out for him on location!
“This is a great opportunity to work with some amazing people. It’s wonderful to reminisce about times gone by, I didn’t realise I had so many stories to tell!”
“Stay safe, stay well and see you on the other side mutherfuckers!!!”
Nick Elliott Rock Art photographer…
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Posted on June 21, 2020
Much needed changes taking place at elliottstudios, all in the capable hands of the elliottstudios team, We have transformed the website into a real visual treat. The press office has been replaced with the Nick Elliott Official page, To bring a refreshing new look. And Nick has been very busy updating his portfolio and adding new collections of fine art photographic work many of these images are previously unseen and taken from Nicks personal archival collection..
All One off pieces of fine art.
Hundreds of new images can be viewed in the online shop @ nickelliott.shop
Nick has been working incredibly hard on several conceptual art projects, soon to be showcased in a selection of fine art galleries across the UK, Europe and the USA..
If you can’t get to an exhibition don’t worry, the projects will be released in a sealed XXX fine art book due for release sometime early next year 2021
It really is not for the faint hearted……
“ I would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone at elliottstudios for making the rebranding the best it’s ever been in preparing the whole Nick Elliott brand for a new future.
The rebranding and upgrade of the nickelliott.info website has been a particularly busy time for the elliottstudios team. And Nick would like to thank them all for their tireless commitment and hard work￼”
Nick Elliott Rock Art photographer.
Posted on June 2, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic has derailed the music business causing destructive soundwaves Ripling out and destroying years of music workers livelihoods.
Nick has voiced his concern on the ensuing Pandemic and the long-standing effects it will have on the live music business and his friends within it. “ the Pandemic has ground the U.K.’s multi million pound music business to a halt, causing catastrophic knock on affect to everyone associated within the industry. Not only affecting artists but record labels, independent recording companies, freelancers, venues, festivals and agents. This year could change the face of the music industry for ever”
Nick Elliott Rock Art photographer
Thousands of festivals and tours have been cancelled or postponed leaving creatives and their fans feeling uncertainty for the future. The music and entertainment industry relies on their heavily freelance creative workforce. The loss of their income, usually for completed work only, may force many creatives out of the industry forever. Many talented people could find themselves redeployed into vocations that do not represent their talents, which will be a total loss for the UK’s music industry.
“ I’m particularly worried about the new aspiring musical acts who rely on live music festivals and tours to showcase their talents and get a footing on the music ladder many talented artists may go undiscovered“
The rise of music streaming, virtual live shows, podcasts and FB streaming is encouraging and many have found innovative ways to keep the music live and to keep fans listening.
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer
“ I think that once we come out of the other side of this, the music industry will experience a boom. If artists and their associated workers can survive this brief period of hardship there is a potential for the music industry to begin to thrive again as fans flock back to the music scene.
Life without music is like a life without love“
Nick Elliott Rock Photographer
Posted on May 14, 2020
Dead Reynolds were one of the new up-and-coming Inspiring acts playing at the Dukes Head Ballroom, Kings Lynn’s Marketplace on Saturday the 22nd February.
Nick could not resist the invitation to pop along to meet up with the guys and peruse the new talent. Callum (Lead Vocals), Ben (Bass Guitar), Dom (Lead Guitar), Luke (Rhythm Guitar), and the band’s drummer Luke, collectively known as Dead Reynolds have been together for just two years, but the chemistry and the talent that Oozes from their performance is indisputable.
The event hosted by Triston Finnis Owner of Twisted Melon Promotions, showcased 10 new musical acts that wowed the audience.
Although this years Kings Lynn festival Too has been unfortunately postponed, next years event will be better than ever. The festival also promoted by Twisted Melon Promotions, will feature a ‘Battle of the Bands’ event and our very own Nick has been invited onto the judging panel. Hopefully Dead Reynolds will find time in their busy schedule to give the crowd a musical treat as they did last year.
If you can’t wait that long, catch the new single ‘Line’s’ on YouTube.
Triston’s five-star alternative and new music radio show can be heard weekly, belting out some superb tunes on KLFM Loaded with Triston on 96.7fm.
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 30, 2019
Earlier this year Nick caught up with his old friend Jo Lopez at the O2 arena in London. Nick had been invited as a personal guest of Grammy award winner Keith Urban, to attend his sell-out graffiti U tour, combined with the C2C festival￼￼.
Jo Lopez was guitar tech for the big Countryman himself, which was a great opportunity for these two close friends to get together stage side before the gig. The boys soaked up the pre-gig atmosphere, whilst listening to the opening acts of Brett Eldridge and Chase Rice, who warmed the crowd up nicely. Jo has previously guitar teched for other heavyweights in the music industry including Bruce ‘the boss’ Springsteen and his E Street band.￼
Also present at the concert was Nick’s friend and agent Lee Williams, taking the opportunity to pick up an interview with Keith and Nick before the show.
Keith Urban rocked to the arena in his usual style he had the 21,000 strong crowd up on their feet to heel to toeing and dreaming of a road trip on Route 66￼.
The little pocket guard drew in the crowd and sang to everyone as if it was for their ears only. A fantastic boot tapping, Stetson wearing night.
Urbans presents on stage was mesmerising and well overdue after his 12 year absence from UK soil￼.
“It was a great opportunity to see these two very special guys, they are an important part of my life, and the gig was absolutely kicking. Keith Urban is a great showman￼”
Nick Elliott Rock art photographer
Posted on October 26, 2019
Earl Slick and the founder member of the Sex Pistols, Glen Matlock throughout the summer have been playing to packed venues across the UK as they continue their tour together.
Nick caught up with them towards the end of May at the Waterfront in Norwich picking it up halfway through the tour. Not one more punter could be squeezed into the venue. And The Philistine‘s performed effortlessly to a cheering crowd.
Nick was invited by Earl to do what he does best and shot the whole show, these images will be released sometime next year in a very special picture book project that the two have been working on for the past four years.
Some well known faces in the crowd included Dave Donley and the wonderful Jess Smith, who was Earls guitar tech on the night.
Nick in action at The Waterfront Norwich.
“It’s always a pleasure to catch up with friends that are such iconic legends in the music business. They have had such a massive impact on mine and other peoples lives over so many years.
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer..
Nick and Slick do a little catching up…
Posted on October 20, 2019
After nearly a year of negotiations, headed by Nick’s agent, Lee Williams, 13 Limited Edition, never before seen images by Nick are to be showcased on TV, and you have a chance to purchase one of these unique fine art images.
International images TV have accepted 13 previously unseen fine art images created by Nick of music artists including Robert Plant, Lemmy, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Joe Elliott, Ozzy Osbourne, Roger Daltrey, Neils Lofgren, and ZZ Top.
The images will be released in an international images TV show, hosted by ex-BBC DJ Mike Reid, early next year on sky TV.
Nick will also be seen on screen with Mike as he co-host’s the show, and takes the opportunity to discuss his career, his life‘s work and his archived collection of unseen images. The art show series is dedicated to a very small, select, elite body of world famous photographers, whom Nick is truly gracious to be considered part of. The likes of Helmut Newton, of Vogue photography fame and Frank Worth, famous for his candid depictions of Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, will be shown alongside Nicks work.
”I am honoured that I am considered to be part of a group of world-famous photographers who are truly inspirational and have shaped the world of photography. I am proud to call these people my peers”
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer.
Nick’s images will also be available to purchase via the international images TV website.
“ This is a massive acknowledgement to my life’s dedication to my work and the art“
Nick Elliott rock art photographer
Nick pictured here with his agent and friend Lee Williams.
Posted on October 20, 2019
Since Ed Graham left the darkness and nurtured his own band ‘Puppets to the Supreme Commander’ ; Nick has been documenting Ed’s professional and personal development by creating pieces of fine art through the medium of photography.
The project titled “Out of the Darkness” , allowed Nick to document Ed’s creative musical genius, capturing the founder member of the one of the biggest rock bands that the UK is ever produced.
Nick has been collaborating with Ed for the past 3 1/2 years and is nearing completion. The end product will be a fine art coffee table book, containing candid shots of Ed in the unique style that is Nick Elliott.
” It’s always been a great pleasure to work with Ed Graham. Not only do I appreciate his musical creativity but his friendship too”
Nick elliott rock art photographer…
Posted on October 20, 2019
The remarkable thing about the Kings Lynn Festival Too is not the exceptionally top quality artist’s that came to play, or the 6000+ strong crowd, or the wonderful outdoor central venue of Kings Lynn. The remarkable thing about this festival is that it’s free!
Nick was personally invited to shoot the headlining act ‘Cast’ and Marty Pellow, by the organisers of the festival. Nick took in the atmosphere and caught up with the wonderful band Cast and the charming Marty Pellow. A selection of these finished images will be showcased at the end of the year on Nick’s portfolio at nick elliott.photography
” I felt extremely well received, it’s always a pleasure to work with such professionals and I’m looking forward to doing it all again next year”.
Nick Elliott Rock art photographer.