Michael Putland is a rock music photographer known internationally for his stunning and intimate photographs. So we are delighted that on 25th October 2018 at Wex Photo Video London he will be talking about his life, work and career to date, inclusive of his print collection with Rockarchive.com.
Michael grew up in Harrow where he took his first pictures at the age of nine before leaving school at sixteen to work as an assistant to various photographers including Time-Life photographer, Walter Curtain and the legendary motor racing photographer, Louis Klemantaski. In 1969 he set up his own studio and by 1971, he was the official photographer for the British music magazine Disc & Music Echo.
His first assignment for them that year was to photograph Mick Jagger in London. From the editorial work for Disc and Music Echo, Sounds and later Smash Hits & Q magazine amongst others, to the 1973 tour with The Rolling Stones that led to a long-standing relationship working with the band, Michael has shot prodigiously including for major record labels including CBS, Warner, Elektra, Polydor, Columbia Records and EMI. Relocating to New York in 1977, it was here that Michael founded the photo agency, Retna. It has been said that Michael photographed everyone from Abba to Zappa … when looking at his archive this is actually true.
You can meet Michael at Wex Photo London on Thursday 25th October 2018 to hear him discuss his amazing work & career. Talk starts at 5pm and tickets are available at just £15 each from Eventbrite. Limited spaces available
Address: Wex Photo Video, London 37-39 Commercial Road E1 1LF