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Francesco Mellina - Biography
Mellina grew up on the small town of Polistena in Southern Calabria. Little did the boy who was obsessed by British music know that he would soon be in Liverpool himself, creating some of the most iconic imagery of a generation. Aged just 16, Mellina went on a tour of Europe which ended with him settling in Liverpool when Merseybeat had exploded and the North was fizzing with fresh music.
Having trained at Liverpool Art College, Francesco threw himself into the music scene, the type where future stars were still support acts and the music was often at its wildest. He made a living from it too. Images include Bono at not even 20 years old, being on-stage with Paul Weller, Roxy Music and many many more.
Feast on them for yourself… in his book ‘REVEALED: Youth culture, pop culture, subculture – The Photographs of Francesco Mellina, the imagery shows the work of a photographer not afraid to get on the stage, be crushed in the crowd… and crucially, relishing every moment of the experience. See the
full interview - https://louderthanwar.com/francesco-mellina-interview/
Born and bred in Liverpool, Glyn is a talented photographer with decades of experience. As a native, he has special empathy with the city's unique personality and cultural vibe that enables him to capture it's architecture, people, renowned football culture and more! Glyn invites you to browse his gallery of high quality art prints, available for you to purchase as a gift or to enjoy in your own home.