In 1977, Bernie Taupin collaborated with David Nutter on the book, It's A Little Bit Funny, which chronicled Elton's year-long Louder Than Concorde, But Not Quite As Pretty world tour.
The rock photographer also once helped compose a song: His name is among the credits on Snow Queen, released as a UK B-side in 1976. The other writers were Elton, Bernie, Davey Johnstone, and Kiki Dee.
Nutter also shot Cilla Black's London nuptials and Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios (his late brother, Tommy, made suits for the Abbey Road album cover). In addition, he had assignments with Island Records, shooting Steve Winwood and Mott The Hoople, among others. Years later, he flew to Australia to photograph Elton and Renate Blauel's wedding, and worked for Mick Jagger, running his office in New York.
In 2006, David worked for Elton via the music management company, Sanctuary Group.
More recently, the artist has been painting. In 2009, he was filmed by Animal Planet, making cat pictures, and that year created a dog calendar for Elton's manager.
And last year, David finished a paperback book, Rex, in which he combined his love of the Cornish Rex cat, with image manipulation, transforming the classic paintings of Rousseau, Gainsborough, Van Gogh, Holbein, Renoir, and many more.