Baron Wolman, the original music photographer for Rolling Stone magazine, will be at The Raw Gallery in South Melbourne for the start of his Every Picture Tells A Story exhibition.
78-year Wolman is visiting Australia for the very first time with his ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ exhibition and will be signing copies of his book at The Raw Gallery between 11am and 1pm this Saturday (September 24, 2011).
The Every Picture Tells A Story exhibition features historic photographs of the first time Pink Floyd (with Syd Barrett) visited America. Baron told me one of his biggest regrets was not going to the concert. After photographing Pink Floyd, he went home to his wife.
Another brilliant photograph is of George Harrison at the Beatles Apple office in London. Harrison came in early for the interview with Rolling Stone and sat on a coach and read a Bob Dylan book. Wolman snapped him, in casual pose, as he was reading the book.
During his career, Baron Wolman captured the renaissance of the music industry. His photographs subjects include Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Frank Zappa, Jerry Garcia, AC/DC and The Who.
His lens grabbed the story of the origins of rock music.
Baron visited the Noise11.com studio earlier this week and you will hang off every word of his stories when we run the interview on Noise11.com soon. If you want to meet an eye-witness to the birth of rock, visit The Raw Gallery in South Melbourne, between 11am and 1pm tomorrow.
The exhibition will go through until October 23rd.
The Raw Gallery is at 11 Yarra Place, South Melbourne.