Baron’s photographs will be with the Duncan Miller Gallery in an exhibition of photographs of American musicians and other icons.
Baron will also be signing books and will be giving his now-famous audio-visual presentation for the United States Ambassador to Spain – as you can see, a VIA – very important audience! Nos vemos en España!
Baron obliges a young fan at the Duncan Miller Gallery early on in the Cosmic World Book Tour
Baron is heading to Spain! After Duncan Miller‘s “American Icons” exhibition, June 8-10, Baron will head to Ibiza to give his now-famous audio-visual presentation, as well as signing The Rolling Stone Years book, and selling prints. Events take place at the Pike Hotel and Baron will be there from June 11-15.
Then it’s a short hop to Mallorca for Mark Robinow‘s exhibit, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop a-lop-bam-boom, Six Decades of Rock ‘n’ Roll” at the St. Regis Mardavall where Baron will also be selling prints and signing books. ¡únete a nosotros!
The cover of the Brazil edition of Rolling Stone Magazine, featuring Baron Wolman’s book, the ‘Rolling Stone Years: Every Picture Tells a Story.’ This photograph of Jimi Hendrix is the perfect archetype.
The magazine cover includes the photo of Mick Jagger on the set of ‘Performance’ in London, 1969; a photo of Jim Morrison taken in 1967 in San Francisco; Janis Joplin at her ‘Concert for One’ held in Baron’s studio; the classic Pete Townshend photo – Baron paid tribute to Pete when Baron received his Classic Rock VIP Award last year; plus Bob Dylan, and Jimmy Page. All these photographs are in the book, and prints are available.
Australian magazine Photo Review just published an interview they recorded during the Antipodean leg of the Rolling Stone Years Cosmic World Tour. Some of the highlights:
PR: You’ve said that often you’d come away from shooting a concert and remember almost nothing of what had happened. Why is that?
BW: You had to be totally involved in the photographic moment. There was no autofocus, no auto-exposure, no auto-winders. Everything was done manually and you had to think it out in advance before you did anything. On stage the lights were always changing, and that meant the correct exposure was always changing too. I had a spot meter that looked like a machine-gun almost. I’d point it at the musician hoping that the reading I got then would kind of stay that way for awhile, you know. That was before there ever was a meter in the camera itself.
PR: So your mind is filled with the technical challenges while you’re shooting, then you come out of it and discover what you’ve done?
BW: Well, I knew that I could turn it on and off. I had to actually stop thinking actively about what I was doing and just let it come to me. You know, I felt like I was a conduit for these images to come through – wherever they were coming from – through me to the camera. I felt like I didn’t play a major role in it – obviously I did – but I felt somehow disconnected… I didn’t feel like I was responsible for the pictures; although obviously I was.
The good news is there are only two copies of the Premium edition left to sell.
The bad news is there are only two copies of the Premium edition left to sell!
Who will be the lucky two buyers? Get aboard the Rock and Roll Train and let it be you!
About The Premium Edition
The Premium edition is the 176-page book in an elegant cloth slipcase with foil stamping on the front. Each copy is signed and numbered by Baron; there will only be a total of 600 copies of the Premium edition available, never more. The Premium edition will not be available in bookstores. The cost of the Premium edition of The Rolling Stone years is $60 plus $10.00 shipping and handling to addresses in the continental US. For the cost of shipping to other destinations, please inquire. Click here to buy the book.
The AC/DC audience of little devils, 2011, in matching horns
OK, so I’m not Edward R. Murrow but I’ve been on TV and this book sure has brought me good luck. I’ve met some wonderful people on my ‘world tour,’ seen new places, eaten some tasty food, signed hundreds of books, and blushed too many times at the words of admiration for the photos and my life as a music photographer. I still say, “I was just another guy with a camera.” Sure! A very very lucky guy. Lucky to have been in the right place at the right time, and to have taken advantage of that singular opportunity.
However, a review of the past few months is not the point of the communiqué. Rather it is to alert you that there are less than 50 copies remaining each of both the Premium and Limited editions of “The Rolling Stone Years.” Only 600 copies of the Premium and 150 copies of the Limited editions were produced, and when they are gone they are gone forever.
As you probably know, the only way to purchase a copy is through me and this website (as well as from a few photo galleries which exhibit and sell my prints). So, if you have been considering adding a copy of “The Rolling Stone Years” to your library, now is the time.
The Premium edition is $60 plus shipping. The Limited edition which includes a signed and numbered 8×10 silver gelatin print of Jimi Hendrix, is $350. Shipping is free. Click here to buy your copy now.
No whining when the books are sold out, you can’t say I didn’t warn you.
So if YOU were in San Francisco and Baron Wolman was coming to town promote his book, wouldn’t YOU interview him at the site of Baron’s first-ever assignment for Rolling Stone and where he made his famous photograph of the Grateful Dead, the one he calls “Dead on the Steps?”
Baron went home to the land of Joplin and the Dead this past weekend to celebrate his book. Here’s a great little interview about whom he shot and where.
We recommend buying your own copy in order to enjoy all the stories – it’s much more than just a picture book, it’s the stories behind the photos, the story of the very beginning of Rolling Stone Magazine, and, we are running low so please, place your order.
In Corte Madera on Sunday, December 4th, and in San Francisco on Monday the 5th, Baron will be signing copies of the retail edition of the book – a rare chance to get this edition signed, and in time for the holiday season. At San Francisco’s Osha Thai Lounge, they will be celebrating both Baron’s book as well as the birthday of the king of Thailand. It will be an extra special party!
Here’s what people are saying about The Rolling Stone Years:
“If you love Rock & Roll, Baron Wolman’s incredible chronicle of his days as the first photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine is a MUST.”
“What a treat this book is! You’ve seen many of these photographs before, but may not have known who took them. When you see them all together in one book, you’ll appreciate the incredible talent of Baron Wolman.”
“As it goes for books related to photographs of iconic figures in rock and roll history, believe me when I say I know what I’m talking about. I work around images like this every day, taken by some of the greatest photographers of musicians in both the past and present. Baron’s work here is truly incredible and worthy of any gallery.”
“Currently on a world tour, I would recommend checking out Baron’s website to see if he will be near your town. In person, he is a real down to earth, nice guy to talk to about these photos.”
“The man is my hero!”
If you can’t make it to one of the stops on the tour, you can still place an order soon and avoid disappointing your loved ones this holiday season. Supplement your order with our unique Tour T Shirt; wear it on Christmas/Chanukah/Do Nothing Day, send us a photo and we’ll put it here in the blog!
Demand is met during the Baron Wolman Cosmic World Book Tour! There is no shortage of fans around the globe who want to get their book signed. But if you can’t make it to one of Baron’s appearances, you can still purchase an affordable premium edition and receive your personalized copy. Says one fan, “Your book would be the best Christmas present ever…….I will always cherish my copy of the book :-)”