Revealed: Youth culture, pop culture, subculture
The photographs of Francesco Mellina (1977-1928)
Introduction by Paul Du Noyer

An Italian small-town teen with slightly bigger-Liverpool town aspirations, photographer Francesco Mellina moved to the city almost forty years ago. Not being able to play any instruments, he was unable to contribute to music literally. So he instead picked up a camera, shot the things he liked, and found out that he was pretty good at it.

His book, Revealed, does exactly that: some of the most intimate and magical musicians are ‘revealed’ within close proximity- a pleasure that cannot be gratified in modern music.

This insightful collection of photography perfectly encapsulates the music scene of the North over the late seventies and eighties. Comprised of intimate moments with the likes of Pete Burns- Francesco went on to be his manager- to Echo and the Bunnymen and Siouxsie and the Banshees, the book is a brilliant subcultural time capsule of one of the most musically rich cities in the world.

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