Michael Putland (1947-2019)

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our good friend, acclaimed British photographer Michael Putland.

We have been working with Michael from the very earliest days of the gallery, hosting a retrospective exhibition with him in Birmingham in 2005, and later an exhibition of his triptychs in London in 2011.

He was one of life’s gentleman – warm, generous, unassuming, with no trace of ego, and someone whom I counted as a true friend alongside our business relationship.

Michael once told me that he didn’t have a day off in the seventies. Looking back, there’s just no other way he could have assembled a photographic archive of such immense breadth and depth. Michael started photographing musicians in the mid sixties. He really hit his stride in the seventies and by the mid-eighties he had captured pretty much everyone of significance in the music business over the course of a twenty year career.

Until his estate is settled, we are temporarily suspending sales of Michael’s photographs. Please do get in touch if you would like to receive details of when work from the archive is available again.

Michael’s book – The Music I saw

We are delighted to be able to offer copies of Michael’s beautiful 350 page hardcover book, The Music I Saw, which he published last year.

It is a career retrospective, chock-full of amazing images and the stories behind them. Highly recommended – and with a snazzy padded cover. You’ll see what I mean when it arrives in the post.

It is fitting tribute to Michael’s talents.