Legendary rock photographer, Richard Bellia, has an exhibition of his work in New York from April 11th entitled ‘Grunge (1987 – 2013)’. There are no digitally edited photos, with each being processed by hand, but we’ve managed to get hold of ten copies of them. This is Nirvana at Piccadilly Circus in August 1991, two days before their Reading Festival gig.
J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. in London, October 1991. This was as they released ‘Green Mind’, their first studio album after bassist Lou Barlow’s departure.
Daniel Johnston photographed in Nimes, France in May 2013 during This Is Not A Love Song festival.
Henry Rollins, London summer 1988, Mean Fiddler, London. It was during his time with the originally titled Rollins Band – having left Black Flag in 1985.
Nirvana press conference at the Transmusicales festival, December 1991. Kurt is not present, it’s actually NME’s Keith Cameron in the middle of the photo.
Steve Albini, London Mean Fiddler, summer 1988. He was touring England with his band Rapemen at the time, who he was a member of between Big Black and Shellac.
Kurt Cobain playing with Nirvana at French Festival Trans Musicale in Rennes, December 1991. Nevermind had been released three months previously.
This is Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth, Reading 1991. It was during the shooting of an interview for the documentary “1991, The year Punk Broke.”
Steve Albini’s last concert with his first band Big Black. Hammersmith Clarendon in the summer of 1987. He joined Shellac in 1992.
Neil Young in Lyon, June 2007, touring to promote the album ‘Chrome Dreams II’ which featured lyrics concerning Young’s personal eco-spirituality.