Baron Wolman was ranked among the 20th Century’s elite and most collectible 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.
Few photographers rode the roller- coaster ride of the 60s alongside the icons of that age.