Michael Putland was born in 1947 at Harrow-on-the-Hill near London. Encouraged by his uncle, he began shooting photography at age nine. After leaving school at 16, he started work at a London studio where he assisted in advertising, fashion and architectural photography. Michael was privileged to...
Michael Putland was born in 1947 at Harrow-on-the-Hill near London. Encouraged by his uncle, he began shooting photography at age nine. After leaving school at 16, he started work at a London studio where he assisted in advertising, fashion and architectural photography. Michael was privileged to work with Louis Klementaski, the legendary motor racing photographer, during this period. After briefly assisting Time/Life photographer Walter Curtain, he decided to go out on his own, sharing a studio with two friends and eventually securing work with the music magazine “Disc & Music Echo.” His first assignment was Mick Jagger.
He went on to photograph John Lennon and Elton John, among others, before moving to Sounds magazine and continuing to photograph the biggest names in music. He traveled extensively and worked for major record companies including CBS, Warner, Elektra, Atlantic, Polydor, RCA and EMI. When Michael relocated to New York in 1977, he continued his record company and editorial assignments, shooting artists as diverse as Billy Joel, The Clash and the Bee Gees.
While still in New York, he founded the photo agency Retna. After returning to London in the early 80’s, he opened the London branch and continued to shoot mainly musicians including Madonna and George Michael. He recently sold the company, allowing himself more time to concentrate on his first love: photography. While his current work is still predominantly portraiture, his sitters are likely to be classical, jazz or world musicians and lifestyle subjects.
Printed to gallery standards by leading industry professionals using archival materials. Photographs are printed on a range of fine art papers including fiber based, resin coated, matte and pearl finish. Pigment prints are produced with archival inks. All prints are produced from the original negative or a high resolution scan from that negative.
Authentication takes several forms: hand-signed by the photographer, estate-stamped or embossed with an official seal. Every print we sell has been authenticated by the copyright holder - in most cases, directly by the individual photographer who captured the image. The copyright holder can also be a legal representative of the photographer, such as his or her or estate, a music label or a photo agency. Each print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
High quality black wood frame with precision-cut matting. FInished with clear acrylic plexiglass to ensure protection of the Fine Art print. White matting is specially chosen to work within the tonal family of the paper used for the print.
Premium black hardwood gallery frame with acid free matting and backing, and UV-resistant plexiglass. Ideal for Fine Art prints. The museum-grade UV conservation ensures harmful light has a minimal effect on the artwork and will prolong the life of your archival photography.