Cosmic World Book Tour, Spain

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!

Levon Helm

Levon Helm and Rick Danko, The Band, Winterland, San Francisco, 1969 © Baron Wolman

The death of Levon Helm was a sad loss; cancer has taken too many luminaries this year.

In The Rolling Stone Years book, Baron talks about photographing at Winterland in 1969:

“When I photographed The Band in performance on Winterland’s big stage it was virtually impossible to get the entire group into a single frame. I tried from a variety of angles but somehow the five of them were never arranged in such a way that I could fit them all into a good photo at one time. At the larger venues live photography presented considerable challenges, much different from shooting at the smaller clubs.”

Jimmy Page Guitars

Jimmy Page’s “heavy artillery,” Led Zeppelin, Day On The Green, Oakland Coliseum, CA, 1977

“I myself didn’t realize that this line-up of guitars belonged to the illustrious guitarist Jimmy Page. Embarrassingly, I didn’t even know that much about Led Zeppelin when I photographed them. I simply liked that they were a hugely photogenic band; to me that counted for a lot.” Baron Wolman, The Rolling Stone Years.

This brilliant color photograph of Jimmy Page’s guitars on-stage in 1977 is newly available, strictly limited in an edition of 50 prints. Each 16″ x 20″ fine art photographic print is individually numbered and has been hand-signed by both Jimmy Page and Baron Wolman!

Head over to Jimmypage.com for more details on owning one of these limited edition, highly collectible photographs.

© Dave Brolan

Rolling Stone Cover, Brazil

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.

The Allman Brothers Are Born

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L to R: Berry Oakley, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe Johanson, Gregg Allman, Phil Walden

Baron recently received a phone call from a picture editor asking about his 1969 panoramic photograph of the Allman Brothers in a Macon, Georgia, recording studio. In March of that year while on assignment for Rolling Stone, Baron had indeed photographed the band during its first week of rehearsals together as the six piece group that manager/promoter Phil Walden helped launch. But Baron didn’t even have a panoramic camera at the time. It turned out that Phil Walden had created his own ‘panoramic’ by framing together the two prints Baron had given him. In March 2012, more than forty years later, this rendition of the Allman Brothers panoramic photo was created, a very limited edition, historically significant, print which you now have the opportunity to own.

Editions are available as follows:
24×16 inches, edition of 75
44×24 inches, edition of 15

Click here to inquire.

Photo Review

Jimi Hendrix, New York City, 1970

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.

Govinda Gallery & Columbus Museum

Director of Development Donna Atkins, Curator of Education Abbie Edens, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kristen Miller Zohn, and Guest Curator Chris Murray with Baron’s photograph of Janis Joplin.

‘Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock & Roll Photography’ just opened in Columbus, Georgia. Our friends at Govinda Gallery “…have been working for several years developing this touring exhibition with the Columbus Museum. This exhibition represents much of our work championing significant photographs documenting rock & roll, hip hop, and blues music.”

Baron has photographs of Janis Joplin and Mick Jagger in the show and says “it is a really terrific and unpretentious exhibit which celebrates the power and quality of the images, an exhibit of which I’m very proud to be a part.” See Govinda for details.

Last Call!

Little Devil Baron Wolman sporting his AC/DC horns in honor of Angus Young (pictured here on the left in 1977.) The photo was taken at the Blender Gallery in Sydney during Baron’s Cosmic World Book Tour, 2011.  Photo © Tali Udovich

We have good news and bad news:

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

Happy Valentine’s Day

Baron wishes you all a beautiful Valentine’s Day. The rest of us will never know how many of the lovely women that Baron photographed were also his Valentine… we can but fantasize.

Meanwhile… where else are you gonna get an original signed and numbered silver gelatin print by Baron Wolman for the ridiculously low price of $350? And get a limited edition copy of The Rolling Stone Years in the bargain? And get free shipping? Only right here! Email us to get yours before they’re all gone, baby.

A Whole Lot of Free

Jimi Hendrix, San Francisco, 1968 © Baron Wolman

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch, folks, but there is such a thing as a free book. Purchase an 8×10 signed and numbered silver gelatin print for $350 ($100 less than my normal retail price for a print that size) and I will send you a free signed and numbered slip-cased copy of “The Rolling Stone Years”, plus free shipping as well!

There’s a whole lot of free going on here. At the moment there are only 40 copies still available, so avail yourself of one today and then go treat yourself to lunch…