Rico D'Rozario has always been around music, both active and passive. Starting out as drummer at an early age, he left the live music business in the late sixties to study photography in London. Then set out to capture showbiz from behind the camera. As a photographer he freelanced for Melody Maker, then in 1973 moved and settled in Holland, where he worked over the years for OOR (EAR), a music magazine and many other national and international Pop, jazz and lifestyle publications. Shooting since then some 150 record covers, promotional material, book covers, fashion, celebrities and business photography, advertising and videos. 

Though Rico D'Rozario is a well-known name in the world of photography, what most people do not know is that he also used the airbrush to paint long before he was an established photographer. Later he used this technique combined with photography on many of the record and book covers. Much later in the digital era used Photoshop and Illustrator to produce many of his assigned photo illustrations.   

During his vast carrier he was twice awarded the Portrait Prize in the prestigious Silver Camera Award. Has had numerous exhibitions. At the turn of the century he produced a photo book for the 25th Anniversary of the North Sea Jazz festival.

In 2006 he published his third book called “RESPECT the beat goes on”. This book is based on soul and the many styles that came from this music going through Funk, Disco, Hip-hop and RnB. It was supported by the world famous Amsterdam pop temple PARADISO. Later in the same year he produced a series of portraits of five Dutch female artists. The series is called “An Ode to Billie Holiday”.

He is currently working on a forthcoming exhibition that opens in Paris on the 5th of July 2016 called: Rico D'Rozario "Shooting Stars"; this show will later be exhibited in the Netherlands at the OBA * Amsterdam. The exhibition covers an overview of his work. Supporting the show is the presentation of his fourth book of the same name.

* OBA= Central Public Library of Amsterdam