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…

Magnificent Mark

Continuing our TEN-A Decade In Images week in the run up to the Cambridge Folk Festival, here is what the BBC’s Mark Radcliffe has to say about it:

‘These warm and evocative photographs perfectly capture the intimacy and authenticity of a warm, evocative, inimate and authentic event. As I look through them I am anticipating going back to Cherry Hinton with even more delight than usual. I was tempted to say that if you wanted to know what Cambridge Folk Festival was like then these pictures say it all but that would be stupid. You have to listen to the music of course. But while we wait for that to happen again in July, these photos whet the appetite splendidly’. Mark Radcliffe

Marvellous Mike

Continuing our TEN-A Decade In Images week in the run up to the Cambridge Folk Festival, here is what ‘Mr Folk’, Mike Harding, has to say about it:

A great book of photographs from one of the greatest folk festivals in the world. As a fellow photographer I am more than a little jealous of Nick’s work. His images capture the atmosphere of many, many magic moments.” Mike Harding

Classy Cara

Continuing our TEN-A Decade In Images week in the run up to the Cambridge Folk Festival, here is what the lovely Cara Dillon has to say about it:

Nick’s talent is in capturing a unique moment in every artist’s performance that takes you to the very place their music belongs. I’m very fond of his photo of me at Cambridge, I look pretty relaxed and I was surprised he managed to capture a rare moment when my eyes were open while I was singing. Very few have done the same so well.” Cara Dillon

Beautiful Bella

Continuing our TEN-A Decade In Images week in the run up to the Cambridge Folk Festival, here is what the lovely Bella Hardy has to say about it:

“Nick’s photographs capture a festival performance feeling which is so hard to put into words; it’s something primal, a feeling fuelled by adrenaline and fear and the way the crowd spurs you on.  It’s an honour to be included in his collection.” Bella Hardy

Rockabilly Richard

Continuing our TEN-A Decade In Images week in the run up to the Cambridge Folk Festival, here is what the fabulous ex-Pulp member, Richard Hawley, has to say about it:

“Proof that I do set up my own equipment! I like this picture – when all the bullshits done with, it’s good to be shown for what I am; a guitarist first and foremost. It was a real privilege to be asked to appear at Cambridge; it has a great history so it’s lovely to be a small part of that. And the audience were amazing – it was a special day for me.” Richard Hawley

Just Julie

Continuing our TEN-A Decade In Images week in the run up to the Cambridge Folk Festival, here is what the lovely Julie Fowlis has to say about it:

“This image instantly catapults me back to my younger days at Cambridge Folk Festival.  Heady days of fun, fear and the pure thrill of playing Cambridge as an artist in my own right. It brings back fond memories and I like the happy vibe that Nick has managed to capture here. It’s an honour to be included. Mo thaing dhut Nick. x” Julie Fowlis

Super Sharon

In the run up to the Cambridge Folk Festival, we thought we’d bring you a couple of images from Nick’s book Ten-A Decade In Images.

First up is the lovely Sharon Shannon:

I have had the good fortune to perform at Cambridge Festival many times since the early 90s and I have great  memories of each one. Nick’s book of photographs captures some of these memories and brings them to life once more. I am honoured to be included in such a brilliant line-up. Thanks Nick.” Sharon Shannon

Ten years in the making…and one year on!

With just a week to go until this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival, it seemed timely to celebrate Nick’s debut book TEN-A Decade In Images featuring images from the legendary event.

A year on from its launch, the book is produced by specialist rock publisher Rufus Stone Limited Editions in two versions of a hand-made, hard-backed book for collectors and lovers of Nick’s work to treasure.

Available in a standard edition of 1,000 with a choice of cover (Joan Baez or Robert Plant) and as an ultra-limited extended HARDKASES edition, limited to only 200 and individually signed by Nick himself, some copies of the books are still available.

If you’d like to purchase a copy, visit: www.rslimitededitions.com/cambridgefolkfes.html.

“Heady days of fun, fear and the pure thrill of playing Cambridge”

Thanks to the lovely Julie Fowlis for her warm and genuine quote for inclusion in TEN-A Decade In Images:

This image instantly catapults me back to my younger days at Cambridge Folk Festival.  Heady days of fun, fear and the pure thrill of playing Cambridge as an artist in my own right. It brings back fond memories and I like the happy vibe that Nick has managed to capture here. It’s an honour to be included. Mo thaing dhut Nick. x

You’re simply priceless, Julie.