Michael Putland - The Music I Saw








(c) Michael Putland - Mick Jagger Wembley Arena 1973 10 x 7.5" signed in verso vintage print Sold
(c) Michael Putland - Mick Jagger Dressing Room Palladium Theatre NYC 1978 Signed Vintage print 10 x 8" SOLD
(c)Michael Putland - Princess Margaret, Lord Snowdown and Elton John Royal Festival Hall London 1973 9.5 x 12" Signed Vintage Print SOLD
(c) Michael Putland - Frank Zappa London 1973 Signed in verso 10 x 8 vintage print £Sold
(c) Michael Putland - David Bowie with Paint Pot Hadden Hall 1972 10 x 8" Vintage print Signed in Verso SOLD
(c) Michael Putland - Mick Jagger, Astrid Wyman, Bill Wyman, Linda McCartney & Paul McCartney Palladium Theatre NYC 1978 10 x 8" SOLD
(c) Michael Putland - Queen Rehearsals London 1973 10.5 x 7.5" Signed in Verso SOLD
(c) Micheal Putland - Jimi Hendrix Woburn Abbey 1968 - Silver Gelatin Print Estate Edition POA
(c) Michael Putland - Mick and Bianca on plane 1973 after concert in Berlin 20 x 16" Estate Edition POA
(c) Michael Putland - Led Zeppelin - New York 1977 - Estate Stamped Edition POA
(c) Michael Putland - Tom Waits - Portobello Road 1976 - Estate Stamped Edition POA
(c) Michael Putland - Mick and Keith NYC1978 16 x 12" Silver Gelatin Print Estate Stamped Edition POA
(c) Michael Putand - Ladies Tea Party - August 1980 20 x 16" Silver Gelatin Estate Stamped Edition POA
(c) Michael Putland - Marc Bolan , France 1972 20 x 16" Silver Gelatin print. Estate Stamped Edition. POA
(c) Michael Putland - Bob Mick and Pete 1976 -Estate Stamped Edition POA

Michael Putland - The Music I Saw

Michael Putland Prints are now available to buy as Estate Stamped Editions.

Black and White prints are Archival Silver Gelatin prints, on fibre based paper produced by Lambda printing.

With Certificate of Authenticity signed by his wife Sophie Putland.

16 x 12" prints Edition of 50 £595

20 x 16" prints Edition of 50 £775

20 x 24" prints Edition of 20 £1450

30 x 40" prints Edition of 15 £3500

Celebrating Michael Putland’s new book 'The Music I Saw', Lucy Bell Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition of large scale and vintage prints from Michael’s extensive body of work.

Michael Putland has photographed many of the great musicians of our times. In 1973 he was hired to become tour photographer for The Rolling Stones European Tour, which lead to a life-long relationship with The Stones, and resulted in some of their most enduring portraits, many of which are candid behind the scenes shots

Putland is known as one of the UK’s finest music photographers whose career spans 50years. His work includes shoots with John Lennon, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Siouxsie Sioux, Eric Clapton, Prince, Led Zeppelin, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Pete Townshend, Neil Young, The Cure, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Muddy Waters, and The Who to name a few!

It’s been said that Michael has photographed everyone from “Abba to Zappa” and 'The Music I Saw' is a photographic journey of Michael Putland’s 50 year career capturing the soul and essence on and off stage of rock, pop and soul, world and Jazz musicians.

Signed copies of this 354 page luxury hard back book are available at the gallery for £45. Published by Italian design house and publisher Lullabit, the book has both Italian and English text, and is a stunning present for every music or photography loving household for Christmas.

Putland took his first pictures at the age of nine and left 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 within a few years he was shooting regularly for British music magazines. From strolling into the Marquee Club to photograph The Who in 1965, Putland went on to tour with acts as diverse as the Rolling Stones, George Michael, Eric Clapton, The Cure, The Osmonds, and  was very much in demand shooting constantly for all the top record labels and many of the great artists of the time. He was the photographer who captured David Bowie painting hisceiling at Hadden Hall, and Bob Marley Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh smiling backstage after a Stones gig, as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono relaxed on the floor of the White Room, that was made famous in the Imagine Video, images that have encapsulated an era for so many people.

I worked 7 days a week be it in the studio, on tour, concert hall or in the darkroom” says Michael Putland, who has over 400,000 images in his collection, documenting the music industry fromthe 60’s through to the present day. Putland describes his extraordinary photographic life combining his love of music and photography,

“Its been a fantastic ride...” and this book is a great way to hitch a lift!

Michael Putland'The Music I Saw' is available via https://michaelputland.com/the-music-i-saw-book/

Vintage 10” x 8”prints are for sale starting at £350.

Silver Gelatin prints, printed and signed by Michael Putland will be available for sale during the exhibition.

Read here Guardian Feature about the Exhibition by Mee-Lai Stone https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/nov/20/from-abba-to-zappa-michael-putlands-shots-of-rock-royalty-in-pictures?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other








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