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Music – 1982 – Rock N Roll Photography – With Photographers Lisa Law + Baron Wolman

Lisa Law is an American photographer and filmmaker….who is best known for her photographic chronicles of the counterculture era and rock n roll…..as Law is also the author of the book and documentary film Flashing on the Sixties.

Law’s career as a photographer began in the early sixties….when she landed a job as an assistant to the manager of the Kingston Trio, Frank Werber….who gave her a used Honeywell Pentax camera….and she began taking pictures of the musicians in the thriving music scene in the Bay Area and Los Angeles…. then after living in Yelapa, Mexico for a short time in 1966…..she began to chronicled the life of the flower children in Haight Ashbury…..while carrying her camera wherever she went…..albeit to the Human Be-In and the anti-Vietnam march in San Francisco….the Monterey Pop Festival….along with meetings of The Diggers….and that is when Law joined those who migrated to the communes of New Mexico in the late Sixties and early Seventies. 

Baron Wolman (born June 25, 1937) is an American photographer best known for his work in the late 1960’s for the music magazine Rolling Stone….while becoming the magazine’s first Chief Photographer from 1967 until late 1970. It was in San Francisco, in April, 1967, that Wolman, then 30, met a 21-year-old Cal Berkeley student and freelance writer named Jann Wenner…..whereas Wolman had been photographing rock bands and Wenner had plans to form a new kind of music periodical with San Francisco Chronicle music writer, Ralph Gleason….as Wolman agreed to join the new periodical, Rolling Stone, and work for free….and he also insisted on ownership of all the photos he took for Rolling Stone while giving the magazine unlimited use of the pictures…..as Wolman began working for Rolling Stone  from its first issue….and continued for another three years. Because of Wolman’s virtually unlimited access to his subjects, his photographs of Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Iggy Pop, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Phil Spector, Jim Morrison, Ike & Tina Turner, Peter Rowan and other musicians were the graphic centerpieces of Rolling Stone’s layout.

Both Lisa Law and Baron Wolman are the centerpieces of this video seen herewith….with personal interviews….and inside looks at the many outstanding photographs that these two icons of rock n roll music photography….with an insight to both photographers life and outlooks….which make for a very enjoyable view for all “rock n roll enthusiasts” even today. 

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