Dancing to the beat of a different drummer

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Celebrities are used to living in the spotlight, under the constant flash of cameras wielded by prying paparazzi. But maybe you’ve heard that one celebrity, legendary rocker Mick Fleetwood, has picked up a camera and turned the lens outward. It’s no rumor.

Fleetwood has lived on the other side of the lens for nearly five decades as the drummer for one of the most prolific rock bands in history, Fleetwood Mac, whose 1977 album Rumours went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time, selling over 40 million copies worldwide. Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. 

Fleetwood takes his camera and channels his artistic talent into yet another form for us to enjoy.

“Reflections” is his exhibition of original photography, now showing at Wentworth Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale through Dec. 21.

“This exhibition is an opportunity to see how my music influences my art and how all creative roads on my life have led me to parlay my creativity and my passions into artwork,” said Fleetwood. “The collection is a body of over 30 works, both original photographs as well as hand-enhanced original photographs that are startling in their complexity and in their conception. Each one of the works housed in this collection has a distinct and personal story; and one that reflects my life, my roots, my journey and my passions – who I was and who I am – the marriage of music and photography, those are my self-expression.”

And photography is not just some fleeting thing for Mick.

“I always took photographs even as a young boy. Of my family home in the UK, the fields near my home, and now in Maui, a place that I love and a place that I live.”

Fleetwood said he hopes those who come to see “Reflections” will gain something personal.

“I hope to invoke introspection and personal reflection. The truth about our lives, as that is what photography is supposed to be – the chronicling of our life and our passions.”

A private Artist’s Reception with Fleetwood will be held Dec. 18. Wentworth Gallery, located at 819 E Las Olas Blvd in, Ft. Lauderdale. For more information about the exhibit or to RSVP for the reception, call (954) 468-0685 or visit www.wentworthgallery.com.

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