THE RED SUNS
NICK ELLIS from THE MAYBES?
IAN PROWSE from AMSTERDAM
A few weeks ago we mentioned close friend Francesco Mellina's T-Shirt collaboration with Amplified which stemmed from last years deal with ourselves. Francesco moved to Liverpool in the late 70s from Southern Italy and became resident photographer in local night-club Erics. These photos became the topic of a recent exhibition [Sound and Vision] at Liverpool Museums Conservation Centre and attracted a record breaking 22000 viewers over a four month period. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/conservation/exhibitions/mellina/fashion/index.aspx#ga
llery Franco now has a new exhibition which starts today and runs untill 4 April at The Gallery Stanhope Street Liverpool showing more pics from the Erics days. http://www.thegalleryliverpool.co.uk/whats-on.html He put away his camera in the early 80s and proceeded to manage Dead or Alive and start a record label before settling into the world of retailing fashion to many including local footballers and celebrities.
Last week saw the Official launch of our 80s Casuals book at Static Gallery Liverpool and we were honoured by Francesco becoming our photographer for the night. He is now working again as a photographer and can be contacted through his myspace or facebook pages. Above we have just a few shots from the night. http://www.myspace.com/francescomellina