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It’s Been a Fantastic Ride

Photographs by music photographer and Michael Putland

It’s Been a Fantastic Ride is an exposition full of music icons photographed by an icon himself; Michael Putland. He has been active in the music industry for over 50 years, he has seen music history in the making.

About It’s Been a Fantastic Ride

Michael Putland has seen all the music icons in front of his lens, sometimes capturing them way or right before they changed music history for good. From casual portraits to musical frenzies on stage, Putland has photographed them all.

It has often been said that Michael is “the man that never took a day off in the 70s”, but this needs to be extended a few more decades, as there is just no other way he could have assembled a photographic archive of such immense breadth, depth, quality and ‘stardom’. To honor his 50+ years in the business his iconic pictures are now on display and for sale during this exposition. It is the perfect opportunity to purchase a beautiful photo from one of your musical heroes.

Putland on his own career

“It has been a fantastic ride through an incredible period of music history, which combined my two great loves … music and photography. Little did I appreciate, when my Uncle Alan encouraged my photography back in the 1950s, that this would lead me to photographing nearly all of my heroes … and thrilled to be still finding new ones. A great never ending journey.” – Michael Putland


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