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Baron Wolman

Baron Wolman was ranked among the 20th Century’s elite and most collectable photographers. As the first photographer of Rolling Stone Magazine, he was granted unique access to rock ’n’ roll’s most eponymous and notorious emerging icons, from Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix.

His reputation with a camera and an eye for talent and a story gave him a ticket to ride the tour buses from Haight Ashbury to Woodstock. His cover stories launched legends and gave him the keys to the dressing rooms and homes of rock ’n’ roll’s biggest stars.

But Wolman also kept a sharp eye out for the cultural shifts in fashion and culture that inspired youth. He was the first to realise - and photograph - the emerging phenomenon of Groupies, befriending the girls and persuading them to pose for historic portraits that captured the freedom and style of young women newly liberated by the Pill, fashion and music.

Ever vigilant for the cover story, he recognised the need to chronicle other emerging talents such as the young guns of literature, art and jazz. He spotted and photographed the tectonic cultural shift of San Francisco's Summer Of Love which heralded the age of the Hippy, even starting his own magazine Rags to explore the scene as the phrase “turn on, tune in, drop out” became the global mantra for a generation.

Few living photographers rode the roller-coaster ride of the 60s alongside the icons of that age.

Baron Wolman passed away on November 2, 2020, of complications from ALS.

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  • Nudie Cohn poses in a shop, 1969 — Limited Edition Print
    Nudie Cohn poses in a shop, 1969 — Limited Edition Print

    Nudie Cohn poses in a shop, 1969 — Limited Edition Print

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    Ukranian-American tailor Nudie Cohn poses in one of his rhinestone-covered suits, known popularly as "Nudie Suits", inside a shop. This photograph ...

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  • George Harission at the Apple Corps Headquaters, 1968 — Limited Edition Print
    George Harission at the Apple Corps Headquaters, 1968 — Limited Edition Print

    George Harrison at the Apple Corps Headquarters, 1968 — Limited Edition Print

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    English musician George Harrison of the Beatles at the Apple Corps Headquarters, London, September 1968. 8" x 10" Open Edition 11" x 14", 16" x 20...

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  • Nathan Beauregard at the Memphis Country Blues Festival, 1969 — Limited Edition Print - Baron Wolman
    Nathan Beauregard at the Memphis Country Blues Festival, 1969 — Limited Edition Print - Baron Wolman

    Nathan Beauregard at the Memphis Country Blues Festival, 1969 — Limited Edition Print

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    American blues singer and guitarist Nathan Beauregard is photographed at the age of 106 while waiting to perform at the Memphis Country Blues Festi...

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  • Janis Joplin at home in San Francisco, 1967 — Limited Edition Print - Baron Wolman
    Janis Joplin at home in San Francisco, 1967 — Limited Edition Print - Baron Wolman

    Janis Joplin at home in San Francisco, 1967 — Limited Edition Print

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    American singer Janis Joplin poses at her home in front of a Bob Seidemann poster in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco in November of 1967. Known for h...

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