NICK LOVES OPEN SPACE

Nick and the elliottstudios team are excited to announce that Nick has another fine art gallery residency, this time, at the reputable Open Space Gallery, based in Birstall, Leicester.

Open Space Gallery promotes the artwork of a select group of artists from all over the U.K. It’s diverse range of fine art encapsulates fine art oil paintings, intricate sculptures, glasswork, pottery, and photography. Nick’s fine art photography collection of his beloved Norfolk County is now being represented by Open Space Gallery, with over 40 stunning images of Norfolk.

Nick’s artwork features many of Norfolk’s well know landmarks along with a few lesser known locations, accumulating into a breathtaking, limited edition collection. Each fine art piece carries the distinct style and character that only Nick Elliott can capture.

To view Nick’s Norfolk Collection at the Open Space Gallery, visit https://www.openspacegallery.co.uk and treat yourself.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that the Open Space Gallery are representing my Norfolk Collection, thank you Ian for the warm welcome.” (Nick Elliott)

VINTAGE HAS AN ADVANTAGE

Sebastian Alderete, director of The Music Photo Gallery, has invited Nick to supply some of his unseen, vintage rock images for sale within his gallery.

The Music Photo Gallery at MusicPhoto.net

Nick is in the process of selecting some of his iconic vintage fine art rock images from his archives. Selected images include Motörhead, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, The Who, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Bill Wyman, Robert Plant and Earl Slick.

After the selection process is completed and submitted, The Music Photo Gallery will also undertake the promotion of Nick’s fine art mages to their market in the USA, Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico. Nick will be in good company, as Mick Rock, Bob Gruen, and Chris Stein are just a few of the iconic music photographers who already supply to TMPG.

The Music Photo Gallery (TMPG) continues to validate music photography as Fine Art Photography. Representing the most important photographers of music history worldwide, whose work has captured the popular idols. Based in New York City and co- working from Buenos Aires, TMPG creates, produces and develops original cultural content in innovative formats partnering with artists, photographers, filmmakers, curators, producers,and professionals from all related areas, in order to cement the music photography genre as an accepted fine art expression. TMPG is the only music gallery to specialise in vintage, rare, and never seen images, working with curators, museums and international fine art institutions.

“This is such a great opportunity to get some of my unseen images into a gallery with such a remarkable reputation. I’m really looking forward to working with Sebastian and The Music Photo Gallery.” Nick Elliott.

SPECIAL IMAGES FOR A SPECIAL SHOW

Nick and the elliottstudios team have been working flat out to prepare for a very special exhibition showcasing some of Nick’s most outstanding fine art images. The exhibition will include narrative from Nick, and filmed by elliottblithefilms. It will be predominantly designed for broadcasting across the USA via Nicks USA Representative to selective galleries. However the finished video can be viewed in the U.K. at a later date.

Nick signing some of the exhibition pieces.

The exhibition will be recorded at an undisclosed location at the end of the month. It will display a large amount of Nick’s fine Art images, including some that have been carefully chosen from his unseen archive.

“ This is a really special exhibition experience. It allows the elliottstudios to showcase my work in a very unique way that will be kicking”. ( Nick Elliott)

As previously stated Nick’s U.K. fan base and fine art collectors, need not worry about missing out, as they will have the opportunity to see the exhibition at a slightly later date.

Rhythmic Phrase…

Continue Story…

Nick has been fortunate enough to be featured in the much loved and well respected “ Rhythmic Lounge Magazine”

The November 2021 volume 91 issue of Rhythmic Lounge features a fantastic two page spread and cover shot of our favourite rock art photographer discussing his latest exploits and up-and-coming projects for 2022.

Rhythmic Lounge Magazine, is a must read print and digital publication produced by the talented Chantel Atkins in New York USA, and has a worldwide circulation.

It contains all the latest news and info in music, entertainment and entrepreneurship to help you stay in the loop with the latest artists, creatives and talent from around the world.

To read the article about Nick

http://www.trlmagazine.com

“ Thank you so much Chantel for inviting me once again to be part of this wonderful publication”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Suffolk Norfolk Luxury Lifestyle…

Decembers issue of Suffolk Norfolk Lifestyle Magazine.

John Kerrison, Photojournalist with the luxury lifestyle “Suffolk Norfolk life” magazine, recently interviewed Nick at the wonderful location of the Norfolk Broads.

Nick discussed his latest exploits and up-and-coming projects for 2022. The fabulous three page, in-depth interview features in the December 2021 issue of Suffolk Norfolk life, and essential print publication for all things occurring in East Anglia. The magazine includes places to visit, famous local faces, food and drink.

The monthly magazine is packed full of features about everything that makes Suffolk and Norfolk so special.

Visit: http://www.newsstand.co.uk or local Newsagents to purchase your copy.“it’s always good to hook up with my dear friend John. I’m so pleased with the feature absolutely wonderful. Thank you John Kerrison again it was good to see you.

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Kings Lynn in 30 Days…

Copy of the new book “From Nothing to Kings Lynn in 30 Days”

Nick’s new book “From nothing to Kings Lynn in 30 days“ is hot off the press from elliottstudios publishing.

This 100 page commissioned book, depicts a pictorial journey of a young man’s struggle to get his race car to the start line for his very first race meet, held at the Trackstar Raceway in Kings Lynn West Norfolk. The project took just two months for Nick to complete and the result is another fine art publication triumph.

Signing of the 10 copies of the new publication.

“ It was a total pleasure doing a one off project like this, it took me right back to my days of motorsport and reminded me very much of my own racing days.”

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

Q & A. PART 12…

Q1. What is the one thing that you know now that you wished you knew when you were 20 years old? (Jason D. Essex UK)

A1. It’s not wrong to be different and be your true self. (Nick Elliott)

Q2. How do you improve your photography over the years? (B Angus Lincoln UK)

A2. My photography has improved because I no longer care, because caring means conforming and I have never conformed creativity to anything in my life. (Nick Elliott)

Q3. What does producing your images mean to you? Great fan of your work. I’m looking forward to seeing your Dark Art. (D Ellis London UK)

A3. The importance of my work to me, is immeasurable really. Each image is an expression of emotions, feelings, attitudes and moods. It’s an addiction rather than a want, to produce art, and when I can’t it makes me restless. ( Nick Elliott)

Q4. What type of cameras and lenses do you use? (JD Barker Norfolk.UK.)

A4. I’ve always used a combination of Canon, Roliflex and Mamyia cameras. My lenses are Canon EF. (Nick Elliott)

Q5. Can you tell me what tools you use to post produce and edit your images? What makes you realise you have a great image? (H Graeme. Hindleveston. UK)

A5. I edit through Photoshop. I always do 2 edits, first one to chop out the shit and the second to narrow it down tighter to see if the image will work as I initially saw it. When I see the shot I normally see it in black-and-white, not all images work in colour and vice versa. The image is about a statement and style and that interpretation can get lost if not post produced correctly. It’s about a deeper understanding of shadows, light, subjects, angles and individual style.

“Although Photoshop is the tool I use to edit and post produce my images, my eyes and sense of connection with my art and surroundings, delivers the message I want to convey”. (Nick Elliott)

Thank you for all your questions. Nick loves to answer them. If you have a question for Nick please send it to benicebond@icloud.com

SHOP TILL YOU DROP…

Nick’s online shop has had a restyle just lately and it’s well worth a visit.

Some of Nick‘s new photographic collections have been added to make it even more exciting than before at nickelliott.shop. New images have been added to Nick’s portfolio site at nickelliott.photography including his new Bio and current project list, so you can always read what Nick is up to.

Why not take a visit to the online shop and treat the Rock ‘n’ Roll Art lover in your life, or yourself to some of Nick’s stunning Photographic fine art, or peruse the apparel range for something unique to wear this Christmas.

Don’t forget that Nick also for supplies to Rock Photographers Collective where a bespoke range of Nick’s images can be purchased, and high quality printed apparel.

Consider investing in some of Nick’s limited edition and original fine art images that have proven to be a worthwhile financial investment.

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.

READ ALL ABOUT IT

John Kerrison, a freelance photojournalist for Norfolk Magazine and Norfolk and Suffolk Magazine publications , caught up with our favourite rock art photographer Nick Elliott, at Brundall Bay Marina for a swashbuckling interview onboard Norfolk’s almost famous Penthouse 2 boat.

John has interviewed Nick several times previously for the Norfolk publications, however there was still much to talk about with all Nick’s new and upcoming projects.

Further information will be released shortly regarding the dates of publication so you can read all about it.

“Great to see my dear friend again. John is very good at what he does, so I know it will be a mean interview.” Nick Elliott.

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.