Richard Bellia is a French photographer specializing in portraits of musicians since 1980.
He began his career by chance, first in Lorraine, Luxembourg and Belgium, where he attends to numerous concerts and festivals, and throughout France.
In the mid 1980s, he professionalized his approach and moved to London where the rock scene is most intense, and works for several English newspapers like Melody Maker, New Musical Express and for publications such as the French daily Libération Les Inrockuptibles or Rocksound.
In the 1990s, he saw everywhere in Europe, including Munich, Prague, and Switzerland, where he worked for Radio Couleur 3.
In 2007, he self-publishes An Eye on Music 1982-2007, a collection of texts and pictures music.
He exhibited his photographs in Europe (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Georgia, United Kingdom) and the United States.
He works exclusively with film (24X36 and medium format, mostly in black and white).
From 01/08/2015 to 02/07/2015 - Rouen - Centre Andre Malraux exhibition "English Rock"
From 07/10/2014 to 10/27/2014 - London - Hotel Pullman St. Pancras
From 09/17/2014 to 10/30/2014 - Lyon - Cinema Comoedia
From 09/16/2014 to 09/29/2014 - Marseille - The Alcazar
From 06/06/2014 to 06/08/2014 - Lourmarin - Yeah Festival!
From 04/11/2014 to 04/05/2014 - New York - Agnès b. Howard Str
From 04/15/2013 to 07/25/2013 - Paris - Café de la Danse
From 27/08/2012 to 29/09/2012 - Lyon - Café The Green Fairy
1From 5/05/2012 to 27/05/2012 - Saint-Brieuc - Art Rock Festival
From 28/04/2012 to 13/05/2012 - Arlon (Belgium)
From 11/03/2012 to 30/05/2012 - La Rochelle - La Sirene
From 16/02/2012 to 03/04/2012 - Lyon - The Transporter
From 10/09/2011 to 25/09/2011 - Beaucourt (Territoire de Belfort)
From 23/07/2011 29/07/2011 - Grenoble - Cabaret Festival Hit
From 13/05/2011 to 15/05/2011 - La Roche-Posay - Images Festival stage
From 05/05/2011 to 20/05/2011 - York. Langwith College, University of York, Heslington. UK
From 10/03/2011 to 23/04/2011 - Lausanne - Les Docks - Switzerland
From 04/02/2011 to 05/03/2011 - London - "Analog" to the gallery Riflemaker, 79 Beak Street, Regent Street, London W1
From 07/12/2010 to 17/12/2010 - Fontenay-sous-Bois - Festival Ticket
From 05/11/2010 to 20/11/2010 - Guebwiller. Dominican Convent
From 03/10/2010 to 14/11/2010 - Tbilisi, Georgia. Europe House, 1, Freedom Square
From 20/11/2010 to 21/11/2010 - Reverst - Supermarket of Art.
From 25/09/2010 to 26/09/2010 - Perpignan - Third Order Chapel - FID Festival
From 23/09/2010 to 31/10/2010 - Brussels. Exhibition "sex and rock and roll" gallery in Saint Médard, 300 High Street
From 27/08/2010 to 29/08/2010 - Paris - Rock en Seine Festival 2010 - Forty large prints
From 15/05/2010 to 16/05/2010 - Lyon - Sound Festival Nights - Célestins Theatre
From 15/05/2009 to 15/06/2009 - Lausanne - Le Romandie
From 09/05/2009 to 07/06/20091 - "Dinosaurs Rock" to Archéoforum - Liège (BEL)
From 28/04/2009 to 19/05/20092 - Sound Nights - Lyon (Rhone)
From 06/03/2009 to 03/05/2009 - Chicago - Th nk Art Salon - Festival Cimmfest
From 17/11/2008 to 19/12/2008 - La Coopérative de Mai - Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme)
From 06/11/2008 to 14/12/2008 - Orly Airport - Orly (Val-de-Marne)
From 05/12/2007 to 08/12/2007 - Transmusicales Rennes - Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine)
From 21/06/2007 to 23/06/2007 - Festival des Invites - Villeurbanne (Rhône)
Sex and Rock and Roll 1984-2010, exhibition catalog, 70 pages
An Eye on Music 1982-2007, 260 pages, 2 kg.