Growing up in Harrow, Putland’s interest in taking photos began around age 9, and after leaving school at 16 he worked as assistant to Time-Life photographer Walter Curtain, along with motor racing photographer Louis Klemantaski. Putland’s work has appeared in Disc and Music Echo, Sounds, Smash Hits and Q magazine, and he’s worked alongside major record labels like CBS, Warner, Elektra, Polydor, Columbia Records and EMI.
With such a sizeable career, which has seen Putland come into contact with pretty much every popular musical artist of the last 50 years, the talk will no doubt be a captivating and anecdote-fuelled delve into the life of a rock photographer. So whether you’re a music fan, photographer, want some tips or just like to be entertained, Putland’s talk will no doubt please.
Michael Putland's rock photography talk is on Thursday 25 October at Wex Photo Video, 37-39 Commercial Road, London, E1 1LF. Find out more information here.
The Rockarchive Collection is on now until Sunday 25 November at Wex Photo Video, 37-39 Commercial Road, London, E1 1LF. Find out more information here.