Nick Elliott

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Elliott in 2021

Nicholas Raymond Elliott (born 1955, in Peterborough) is a British photographer.[1]


Elliott grew up in Stanground[2] and joined Ascential when it was East Midlands Allied Press (EMAP), and worked as an editorial photographer for Anglian Times, Motor Cycle News[3] and Motor Cycle Racing.[4]

After Elliott left EMAP he was commissioned by IPC for Truck Magazine, Car Magazine, and Auto Car.[5] Elliott also worked with agencies Saatchi & Saatchi, Yellow Hammer, Carlson, Young & Rubican,[5] GGT, Ogilvy & Mather, and MSBK.[6]

In 1990, Publicis' campaign If You're Not Feeling Too Special for Sonatogen[3] placed 3rd in Euro Best Awards using Elliott’s photography. Elliott was commissioned by TBWA to photograph the 1992 UK general election billboard for the Liberal Democrats.[5]

Elliott has photographed musicians throughout his career, shot in Nashville, Tennessee,[7] in 2010 and for Planet Rock.[8]

Published work[edit]

Elliott's images have been used by record companies and musicians, and his work has been exhibited.[9][10]

In 2011, Rufus Stone[11] released a book; TEN-A Decade In Images, using Elliott’s images from the Cambridge Folk Festival,[12] endorsed by the festival organisers Cambridge City Council.[13] Elliott published a follow-up; 50Folk,[14] as a personal celebration of 50 years of the festival, in 2014.

A year later, Elliott released Three Weeks One Summer[6] documenting The Marmalade during the making of Penultimate.[15] A fourth book, Ice Cream & Sun Cream, was released in 2017.[16]


Elliott had a cameo in music videos by Gary Curtis: "Crazy Love";[17] "If Every Day Was Like Christmas";[18] "Why";[19] and "All Alone At Christmas";[20] and short film The Guardian, by Aturn Films, in 2015.[21]

Elliott’s music choice was the subject of a seven-episode special, Tracks of Nick's Years, on community radio Endeavour FM in 2014. The following year, Elliott co-hosted Sound And Nick's Vision on university radio Siren FM.[22]

In 2021, Elliott began travelling around Norfolk in a motorhome, Penthouse One, with Andy Blithe.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Elliott has been divorced twice and lives in Norfolk, England.[23]


  1. ^ "Norwich Rocks!". Fine City Magazine: 36. July 2010.
  2. ^ Clark, Paul (March 2002). "Camera angle on the stars". Rutland Times.
  3. ^ a b Williams, Howard (February 2002). "A Day In The Life of a Rock Photographer". The Style Magazine Lincolnshire: 15.
  4. ^ Green, Sean (July 2011). "TCR Ireland Radio". TCR Ireland Radio.
  5. ^ a b c "Spotlight on photographer to the rock stars, Nick Elliott". Norfolk On My Mind. January: 12. January 2008.
  6. ^ a b Oswin, Julie (March 2016). "Nick Elliott rock photographer". The Guild of Photographers' Creative Light Magazine. Issue 12: 26.
  7. ^ "No Sleep In Nashville". Fine City Magazine. December 2010.
  8. ^ Lazzari, Adam (December 2012). "Capturing Legends of Rock Music". Eastern Daily Press.
  9. ^ "Nick Elliott: Style and craft and rock 'n' roll". Kings Lynn Magazine. November 2013. p. 90.
  10. ^ Stein, Barry (November 2012). "Nick Elliott - Shooting Rock 'n' Roll". The Rhythmic Lounge. Fall: 50–51.
  11. ^ "Sue Marchant's Big Night In". BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. June 2011.
  12. ^ McLaren, DJ (29 July 2011). "BBC Look East". BBC Look East.
  13. ^ Havergal, Chris (May 2011). "Book puts festival in the frame". Cambridge News.
  14. ^ Barnard, Emma (May 2015). "Rocking The World of Folk". KL Magazine. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Rocking out on the North Norfolk coast". Lynn News. 17 September 2013.
  16. ^ Betts, Marc (2 March 2017). "Norfolk rocks! Photographer of the stars puts county in frame with new book". North Norfolk News. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Crazy Love". Ivory Tower Entertainment – via YouTube.
  18. ^ "If Every Day Was Like Christmas". Ivory Tower Entertainment – via YouTube.
  19. ^ "Why". Ivory Tower Entertainment – via YouTube.
  20. ^ "Alone At Christmas". Ivory Tower Entertainment. 12 November 2022 – via YouTube.
  21. ^ Prout, Kate (8 September 2015). "ITV Anglia News" – via YouTube.
  22. ^ "Sound And Nick's Vision". Southside Broadcasting.
  23. ^ a b Elliott, Nick (February 2022). "2Go Mad In Norfolk podcast" – via Spotify.

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