Nick Elliott,The Story So Far….so far

Nick is delighted with the responses and interest shown in a new one hour production by Aturn films documenting his life as a rock art photographer.

Nicks stylish career choices have led him on an unusual journey of life, sprinkled with celebrities and topped with an unmistakable gift of creating art. Despite his desirable lifestyle, Nick keeps his feet firmly on the ground.

“ I believe you should never forget your roots and remember where you came from and who made you. You should never lose your head up your own arse, because no player is bigger than the club“ (Nick Elliott. Rock art photographer)

So when Rob Harvey, radio host and producer, featured ‘The story so far’ in his popular ‘TheRob Harvey DJ daily’, Nick and the Elliott Studio team were thrilled to be included in such a well respected publication.

“It was a very pleasant surprise to see the story featured in Robs DJ daily press” (Nick Elliott. Rock art photographer).

Meanwhile, ‘The story so far’ documentary continues in its production with Aturn films, owned, produced and directed by Andy Turner. Andys previous documentary The Heart of a Lion’, is scheduled to be screened at Norwich open air cinema next week, current COVID 19 guidelines permitting.

‘Nick Elliott, The Story So Far’ is scheduled to finish shooting next year. Watch this space for further updates.

I’ve got 99 problems but The Peach ain’t one.

Nick and Jon catch up for a little chat… The faint sound of live music can be heard across the country as it trickles back onto the empty waiting stages, like rainwater refreshing a parched riverbed. Jon Peach, a tall drink of water with a hint of bourbon, has been breaking hearts since he first picked up his guitar. His unique vocal style and musical talent was an invigorating welcome onstage at The Mariners rest, Lowestoft, last week. It was an intimate, invite only gig, allowing social distancing and raising funds for the Carlfest charity. Jon and his brother Justin, bass and acoustic guitar, took centre stage at the mini three day festival and delivered a thirst quenching performance with 15 other acts and virtually broadcast to over 10,000 people via social media.

Our very own Nick Elliott was in attendance, bringing his unmistakable style and Va va voom to the rock photography world. Nick continues his Rockumentary project with Jon and whilst he made magic on stage, Nick captured the magical heart and soul of this seasoned performer.

Jon revitalised the audience with a selection of tracks from his band ‘Pray for the Buffalo’ and his newly released solo tracks from ‘Love Songs For Losers…‘

“I continue to repeat bad relationship choices because that’s the only way I can write such good Love Songs For Losers…!” (Jon Peach)

Nicks rockumentary series continues over the next 12 months with Jon, and has expanded to involve other mainstream bands and artists which will be announced after finalising negotiations.

In the meantime don’t forget to visit the nick elliott shop and peruse hundreds of new images of all your favourite rock bands.

“This was a great start to what I’m sure will turn out to be a wonderful body of work and a fantastic project to work on. I’m looking forward very much to producing these images and spending time with Jon. He’s a dear friend, I’m sure we’re gonna have a lot of giggles, and a lot of fun along the way. Should be a fucking blast”. (Nick Elliott. Rock art photographer)

The Story So Far…

Aturn films, owned by Andy Turner approached Nick some time ago with a proposal that was just too good to pass up. Filming has now commenced on a no holds barred documentary about Nick‘s life, his grass root beginnings and his rise to renowned rock art photographer, taking his place amongst some of the most revered photographers the world has to offer.

“I met Nick some 10 years ago through printed media, we have stayed in touch on and off since then.”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

The candid documentary delves within the layers of Nick’s personality and allows viewers a sincere insight into what makes this artistic,tick both behind and in front of the lens.

“Knowing how passionate Nick was about his work I knew I needed to document his life to where he is now, warts and all, and show people how life within the art world is full of peaks and troughs”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Nick talks openly about his career as a newspaper photographer, his first studio, how he took the advertising industry by storm, working within the rock art industry, his totally unique and captivating images depicting his beloved Norfolk and his slow descent into a hideously despondent private world, following several personal tragedies that have shaped his future art for good.

“ Nick made me aware of some new exciting projects he was working on that was somewhat different compare to his usual fine art rock photography“

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Nick chats transparently to Aturn Films and discusses life events that have brought him here today, events which have impacted on his perception of art, and his relentless passion to make a difference within the creative industry. He discusses his family, his colourful childhood tinted by his Eastend roots, his emotional frustrations within a failed marriage, and his desire to be secluded from the idiosyncrasies of modern day society.

“Nick is one of the coolest and nicest people I know, and following his story over the coming months will bring a rare insight into the mind of a creative at their best”

Andy Turner (Aturn Films)

Filming takes place over the next few months on locations throughout the UK. Once completed, audiences will be able to immerse themselves in this enthralling documentary via Netflix, Amazon prime, and terrestrial TV.

“I feel so pleased and excited about this Aturn film documentary. It’s straight out of the desk and totally unedited. I would very much like to thank Andy for the opportunity to tell my story and look forward to creating something fantastic during our joint collaboration as it progresses”

It’s Rock n’ Roll!

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer…

A Peachy Proposal…

A hot sunny day and a burger on the beach was a welcome prelude to the two heavyweights of the music and rock photography Industry, discussing an exciting new collaboration that will continue Nick Elliott’s Rockumentary series.

As Nick’s Rockumentary projects with Earl Slick and Ed Graham draw to a close, Nick has found himself in the exciting and unique position to choose select individuals within the music industry to photographically document and continue his series of fine art photographic publications.

Great Yarmouth’s jewel in the crown, Jon Peach Is a singer songwriter who has carved an enviable and well respected career within the music industry. Writing and performing with ‘Pray for the Buffalo’ and ‘Junk Shop Poets, Jon has just completed his phenomenal solo project ‘Love Songs For Losers’, which was born out of his passion for beat poetry and storytelling love songs. The Rockumentary, taking approximately one year to capture, allows Nick to shadow Jon during shows, rehearsals, recordings and leisure time.“

“I’m really looking forward to working with Nick we are going to have a great time, do or die it’s going to be fucking fun’!

Jon Peach Singer/Songwriter.

During the production of the Rockumentary, there will be an opportunity for Nick to shoot some surprise guests that Jon will be working closely with over the next year.

“I think this project with Jon will turn out to be a fabulous body of work, plus I think we’ll have a real blast while working together over the next 12 months. Jon has a fantastic look and that is such a big part of the Rockumentary project’s that I do it’s going to make a fabulous book’!

“I’m mad for it”!!

Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer

When life gives you lemons, choose a peach…

A personal experience of loss by nick elliott

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 Elliott

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.

Out of the Darkness with Ed Graham…

7E131DF1-2D46-46DA-BB77-F2D77AC3EC5CSince 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.

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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…

Nick and Slick…

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Nick’s long-standing project with Earl Slick is nearing its completion.  For the last four years Nick has been shooting Earl for a fine art book containing candid and performance shots of this music legend.

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Earl, David Bowie‘s lead guitarist who toured with him for several years, takes the opportunity to hook up with Nick when he’s over from the USA, to continue the project.

Nick’s fine art photographic book will be released early next year in conjunction with Earl’s autobiography published by Penguin, depicting his work with the musical heavyweights such as John Lennon and the New York dolls.

 

“ Throughout the time of working with this Legendury artist we have become very close friends and I consider this an absolute pleasure and honour to have had this opportunity to work with this great player“
Nick Elliott rock art photographer…

 

Dark side of Nick Elliott’s mind….

9503FA56-035E-475B-9DC1-A3D72CD4014E Over the past 18 months Nick has been exploring a revolutionary art project set to take the photographic fine art world by storm, with an innovational look into the dark side of his mind.

“I’ve taken my creativity to another level. This is totally different to anything I’ve ever done before. I have developed emotionally, physically and personally, it’s kinda liberating really”

Nick Elliott

Nick has explored what makes him tick, and delved into his innermost personal thoughts to capture this innovating concept through the medium of photography, creating exquisite thought-provoking pieces of art.

Nicks images depict his extremely personal neoteric, harrowing conceptions and the restlessness of his creative mind.  Shocking but compulsive viewing.

These images are expected to be exhibited alongside his loss project in selected galleries around London and Europe next year.

New Workshops Now Available

Since the Nick Elliott Academy for Photographic Art launched earlier this year, a lot of people have taken advantage of the introductory 10% discount offer and enjoyed a one to one mentoring session with Nick via Skype.

Now, Nick has added a series of street photography workshops in  Cromer and Hunstanton on the beautiful North Norfolk coast when he will share the secrets of how to take stunning images. Read More

Keep Music Live

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With an estimated 40% of music venues having closed over the past 10 years, Nick is releasing his ‘Keep Music Live’ t-shirt for general sale to raise awareness of the growing problem.

Part of Nick’s ‘UK Tour’ range of rock apparel, many of you may have seen Nick sporting his unique t-shirt over the last few months, but it will now be available for others concerned with this latest statistic to buy.

Keep Music Live t-shirt is available in size small, medium and large in black, grey, and vintage white, for £28.95 and can be purchased from Nick Elliott Store.