Mick Fleetwood, founding member and drummer of Fleetwood Mac, took time off from the band’s touring schedule on Tuesday evening to talk a little about the other artistic passion in his life, his photography. Fleetwood was exhibiting some of his photography at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell, Georgia and a small crowd was treated to visiting with, and listening to, the man who has been the cornerstone of one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
Mick Fleetwood is in Atlanta for the Fleetwood Mac concert at Philips Arena on Wednesday night but took time off to show and discuss some of his photography collection in an exhibit entitled “Reflections” at a leading art gallery in Atlanta’s suburbs. Enduring through a 103-degree fever, Fleetwood engaged the crowd for about 15 minutes before signing limited editions of his photography for purchasers.
While music has been Fleetwood’s career he suggests that the Reflections collection of his photography defines his thoughts through his art. He takes a very self-deprecating perspective to his participation in Fleetwood Mac. “I don’t sing and I don’t actively write very much.” So the photography provides an outlet for his artistic expression.
Fleetwood has always taken pictures but he started taking himself “semi-seriously”, as a photographer, about 20 years ago. Since then he has developed his art with input from friends and family at his home in Hawaii while expanding his body of work from the road with Fleetwood Mac.
Fleetwood has focused his photographic artistic expression on landscapes and seems to divide his artistic preference between traditional landscapes and some more abstract presentations. While most of his work explodes with color he also has several moodier black and white pieces.
Like many artists, Fleetwood is reluctant to “let go” of his art wondering if what he’s done is enough, if his art is good enough for public review and comment. Based upon the feedback from the crowd in Roswell, his art is absolutely good enough to adorn their walls. Sales from the show were brisk all night long.
The Reflections exhibit will continue showing at the Ann Jackson Gallery through the 21st of December.
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