Search for content, post, videos

La Galerie de l’Instant : Dominique Tarlé : La Villa


50 years ago, the biggest rock band in the world landed in the south of France: The Rolling Stones. Following tax setbacks in England, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor had decided to take refuge in France.

The young photographer Dominique Tarlé, who had been with the band for several years in London and on tour, came to join his favorite musicians in order to immortalize them in this new environment…

He began with the now famous Villa Nellcote rented by Keith Richards, over looking the bay of Villefranche-sur-mer … He came to spend a day with the guitarist and his family, but left six months later, invited by Keith to enjoy this privileged moment in their lives.

How can you refuse such a proposal when you are passionate about photography and rhythm and blues? Dominique Tarlé thus became the only photographer to have ever lived with this mythical band, at the peak of their career, during the production of the no less legendary album “Exile on Main St.” passing on the same day from the most simple daily moments to pure moments of music between professionals.

This unforgettable summer forever marked the life of the photographer, and the history of rock n’ roll; the trust placed in Dominique Tarlé by the band still remains today, and testifies to the sincere friendship that unites him to these artists.

Julia Gragnon


Dominique Tarlé : La Villa
from May 16 to September 30, 2023
Opening on Wednesday May 17 from 6 p.m. in the presence of the photographer
Saint-Jean-de-Luz Gallery
30 Boulevard Thiers
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Create an account or log in to read more and see all pictures.

Install WebApp on iPhone
Install WebApp on Android