“Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.”
– Walter Pater
by Michael Putland
From Abba to Zappa……
The first official photographic monograph by Michael Putland, The Music I Saw, is a single large volume showing a carefully selected body of beautiful imagery from the vast archive of this famous English music photographer. It is a celebration of iconic and never-before published work and not only an exquisite photographic collection, but also Michael Putland’s own photographic story told in the first person from the 1960s to the present day.
During his career, Putland photographed music legends such as The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, David Bowie, Marc Bolan & T Rex, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Bob Marley, Lou Reed, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Clash, Madonna, Miles Davis, Scott Walker, to name but a few.
“I have had the privilege of capturing many of the greatest artists and groups in the world over the last fifty years, a spectacular and exciting period in the history of music, starting with blues and jazz, which have influenced the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and the development of pop music culture of today.” says Michael.
Michael Putland started his career as a photographer in the basement of 40 Churton Street before it became the home of Grays of Westminster. Gray Levett says, “It was a thrill to finally discover the identity of the photographer who had used these premises between 1969 and 1973. Michael Putland was the music photographer I wanted be, out shooting bands in the clubs and concert halls of the world. It was an even bigger thrill to meet him. We have a very limited number of these editions signed by Michael Putland.”
Number of pages: 348. Size: W: 24 x D:3 x L: 33 cm Weight: 2.5kg approx.
Price £45.00 plus £15 postage within the U.K.
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