NATTERING AND CHATTERING…

Nick has had several interview invites recently, for dissemination in various local magazines and online news publications.

The Norfolk Broads was the most delightful of locations for an interview with John Kerrison, during a warm sunny day at the waters edge. Nick discussed in great depth his latest projects and recent negotiations for his continued workload at elliottstudios. Nick revealed his future plans for the rebranding of elliottstudios, and the complex process of producing and printing his three new publications containing archived unseen images, one of the publications will accompany his USA and UK tours.

Nick also talked about his exciting new experiences of organising his UK and USA tours, the venues that have been sourced and that have accepted his show, the tours content that sees Nick appearing before an audience to discuss his unique life within the rock industry, his personal life, his childhood, his iconic rock images and his reasoning behind his photographic diversity towards his recent dark art images.

Nick also described his experience of lockdown and how his personal revaluation kept elliottstudios financially viable during one of the most difficult times for self-employed creatives.

Additional interviews between Nick, and Lynn News freelance journalist and photographer Jon Seymour have also been completed. All interviews will be published in Norfolk and Suffolk Magazine, Suffolk Magazine, Lynn News, and King’s Lynn Online during December. Look out for these exclusive interviews to gain a comprehensive insight to Nick Elliott

“Really pleased to be asked to do these interviews. I love Norfolk and Suffolk lifestyle magazines, it’s a very nice publication”. (Nick Elliott)

U.K. TO USA AND BACK AGAIN…

Nick has been busy filming several show reels to accompany his USA and UK tours as promotional material. The reels will be distributed to potential booking agents and additional dates added to the current USA and UK tour dates.

Due to the current pandemic issues, Nick’s tours have been temporarily rescheduled for 2022, however these restrictions have been advantageous to add additional tour dates and venues.

Nick‘s tour managers, Brenda Cline (USA) and Lee Williams (UK) continue to work closely with Nick in preparation for next year. The shows content will include an audience with Nick Elliott, where Nick recounts his life and career as a rock art photographer, anecdotes, personal stories, and backstage secrets, followed by an opportunity to ask questions, a meet and greet, and special appearances.

The Tours will also include an exhibition of specifically selected unseen rock art images and copies of Nick’s new rock art book, personally signed by the man himself.

“I’m looking forward to getting the tours off the ground We have restructured the shows and added material to make it a totally exceptional and personal experience for the audience.” (Nick Elliott)

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

THE STORY SO FAR CONTINUES…

After a hiatus of several months due to lockdown, the filming of Nick’s documentary of his life, career, and childhood continues. ‘The Story So Far’ has now recommenced shooting again during the past few weeks, with the finished film still on schedule for a Summer 2022 release.

The documentary, filmed by award-winning film producer Andy Blithe of Aturn Film productions has restarted filming, in this no holds barred documentary, recounting an honest recollection of Nick’s childhood, marriage, career, family and his once deteriorating mental health.

The documentary also focuses on Nick’s creative inner turmoil and the people that have positively and negatively influenced it. Included in the documentary are interviews from Nick‘s brother and several of his closest friends who have been a part of its life since he was a child.

Once released this documentary is not to be missed, if you would like to know more about our favourite rock photographer. The documentary is also in negotiations for a worldwide release and translated into several languages.

“I’m so pleased that we are now moving towards getting the production back on schedule, and already we have shot certain subjects that are very close to my heart.” ( Nick Elliott)

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

ALBUM LAUNCH WITH DEAD REYNOLDS…

Nick and members of the elliottstudios team attended the much anticipated Dead Reynolds album launch party, held in the Victorian Ballroom at The Dukes Head Hotel, Kings Lynn. Hosted by Special guest Alex Baker of Kerrang Radio, the launch was a total success. ‘Breathe With Strangers’, the latest offering from Dead Reynolds, is an utter masterpiece, musically interpreting the frustrations of a global pandemic and national lockdown.

The album continues to rack up thousands of hits on Spotify and iTunes. The Dead Reynolds rocked the packed venue with all the tracks from the new album. Nick and the team had a chance to catch up with the band after the set to discuss further projects and congratulate them on a fabulous new album. Nick accompanied the band back in July to the VW White Noise festival and the Pen festival, to continue their pictorial documentary series.

Nick has recently been reccing several places of interest to complete a commission project with the band. Shooting starts within the next few weeks and the finished images will be used for promotional material by the band.

“I was really pleased to be invited to the album launch, I was looking forward to hearing the content of the album and their performance of the whole album in its entirety. I know the guys have worked really hard on it.” (Nick Elliott)

Q & A. Part 10…

Q1. What are your values for your photography and how do you measure and evaluate them?. (N. Rogers. U.K.)

A1. The values of my images are personally measured with integrity, honesty, authenticity and trust, based on my own known values of morality, integrity and ethics. However, my owns values are not subjected onto others, my images portray my own unique opinion within my own boundaries of creativity and art. (Nick Elliott)

Q2. Do you always see photographic opportunities wherever you go? (J. Brewer. London U.K.)

A2. Yes, pretty much. There is photographic opportunities out there wherever you look, but opportunities to create art are sometimes limited. It’s a representation of oneself, and what you see individually that sets us apart, it’s the opportunity to just take a picture of a moment, or create a piece of individual art, and all art is subjective. ( Nick Elliott)

Q3. I find your recent dark art project is quite intriguing and I’m looking forward to viewing the whole collection. Is this the direction your art is going in now? What about the fear of failure or rejection? (V. Huber. Manchester U.K.)

Q3. Yes it is the direction that my art is going. Creatively this is something that I have to explore which has previously been denied. Unfortunately the fear of failure and rejection is something every artist has to live with because it’s inevitable as art is so personal. If my art gives me satisfaction and evokes an emotion from its audience, wether that be positive or negative, then I feel I have achieved my goal. Art is designed to stir a broad range of emotions from its audience, from repulsion to inspiration. No art can be classed as rubbish, it’s just personal to the viewer wether they find it intriguing and captivating. (Nick Elliott)

Q4. What type of camera do you recommend for an amateur photographer? (J Snow Wales UK)

Q4. What ever one the photographer feels comfortable with. It’s a personal choice. The camera should be an extension of your body, considering balance, weight and even how you carry them. You can create a fantastic photo on one of the most inexpensive cameras, it’s all about your eye, the opportunity and the camera being an extension of you, and how comfortable and capable you are with using it which leads to proficiency. (Nick Elliott)

Q5. I’m struggling with my photography. I can’t seem to make the most of natural light and when I use the flash things look washed out. Have you any tips? (D. Rivers. Birmingham UK)

A5. They are probably washed out because they are overexposed. Shooting on manual brings its own problems, capturing natural light is a technique in itself. You need to know and understand how your camera reads natural light, all different makes of cameras read natural light differently. This is what makes film photography much more difficult than digital. Always shoot on manual, understand your cameras capabilities and bracket your shot. Experiment with lots of different natural light situations and practice. This is all part of the creativity and fun of photography. Hope this helps. (Nick Elliott)

Nick thanks you for all your questions. He will answer all questions that are sent. If you have a question for him please submit it to Benicebond@icloud.com

Winner

It was with with intense pride that nickelliott.shop and the Nick Elliott brand was awarded specialist art retailer of the year 2020/2021, for London and Southeast region by Corporate Live Wire Prestige Awards, that recognise small/medium businesses that continue to deliver excellent service within their market.

The judging panel based their final decision on, service, excellence, quality of products and creative practices.

The London and Southeast region is one of the largest and competitive regions for this business award, and once again elliottstudios have proven to be a Business worthy of this recognition.

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

Rock art photographer Nick Elliott and Andy Blithe, CEO, director and producer of Aturn Films, took a trip back to Nick’s hometown of Peterborough to continue the filming of ‘The Story So Far’, a documentary based on the unique life of Nick.

The emotional visit started at Nick’s family home in Stanground. Once noticing filming taking place , the owners of the property kindly invited Nick inside to walk the familiar floorboards and stand in his childhood bedroom where all his dreams of photography began. Outside Nick was thrilled to meet his old next door neighbours who still reside there and have seen many changes to the street.

Filming continued at Nick’s Secondary School, the Stanground Academy. It was here that Nick met up with fellow photographer and old friend, David Lowndes. The pair had lots to reminisce about from their editorial photography days when they worked side by side at East Midlands Allied Press. David did a photo shoot to accompany Nick’s interview for the local publications, ‘Peterborough Today’ and ‘Peterborough Telegraph’. Nick was honoured to be invited back to visit the Stanground Academy in the near future to deliver an inspirational lecture to its students.

No trip down memory lane would be complete for Nick, without visiting the Peterborough Lido, Peterborough’s historical open air swimming pool. Although the pool itself was closed to the public, Vivacity kindly organised for Nick to enjoy a private visit. Nick was an expert swimmer, and was even considered to represent the UK in the 1972 Munich Olympics. His swim training and abilities all started at the Lido under the watchful eye of his dad and several professional coaches.

The last stop of the day was a visit to the East Midlands Allied Press building, where Nick’s career began as a editorial photographer for the local newspapers and magazines.

It was a successful day of shooting ‘The Story So Far’. Many thanks to Nick’s PA, the capable Annie Brookes for her organisational skills to make this day a triumph. Listen to Nick talk in greater depth about this exciting and sentimental day in upcoming posts.

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

BRING IT ON

Recently Nick made a visit to the offices of Kings Lynn’s local newspaper, The Evening News, which was the location of the latest Dead Reynolds music video shoot. Nick was there to capture Dead Reynolds performing their new single for the video and to add to the rockumentary series.

Andy Blithe was also shadowing Nick, capturing our favourite rock photographer doing what he does best for the Aturn Film Production, ‘Nick Elliott -The Story So Far’ a documentary about Nick’s life.

Dead Reynolds rocked to the town of Kings Lynn, as the sound of their new track ‘Bring It On,’ could be heard streets away. Filming was completed during the day and will be released in June. The video shoot was a resounding success and completed with the help of numerous extras.

Triston Finnis from Twisted Melon Productions also rocked up for moral and extra support. Dead Reynolds sounded and looked amazing for the shoot so give the music video a hit on YouTube and see how fantastic this new track sounds.

These boys are really going places they just keep astounding us with their superior songwriting and breathtaking musical performances leaving the audiences wanting more and more.

“First time out for some months and I’m back on the project in a serious way. I’ve got some really good stuff that will be a strong addition to the rockumentary. It was really great to catch up with the boys, Dead Reynolds are a tremendous band. There is lots to look forward to.” Nick Elliott