Woodstock by Baron WolmanWoodstock by Baron Wolman


Photographed byBaron WolmanEditorDagon James

Hardcover | August 28, 2014

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Baron Wolman’s stunning black-and-white photographs of Woodstock are published here for the first time. The majority of images are completely unseen.
Wolman captured the experience and atmosphere of Woodstock like no other photographer. "I ended up spending most of my time out in the wild with the crowd because what was happening 'out there' was just too interesting not to explore," he writes. More interested in the crowd than the performers, his photographs are hugely evocative and offer an insight into this legendary event that is rarely seen. "The thing to remember about the '60s, even near the end in ‘69 was that everything was totally different, the behavior was new and unexpected. Plus, the 1960s were simply wildly photogenic in every way imaginable ... the changes that were taking place in the heads of the people were visually manifested. I mean, how could you not take pictures?"
With accompanying text featuring an interview with Wolman and Woodstock creator, Michael Lang, and a foreword by musician Carlos Santana.
Baron Wolman began his career as one of the first photographer’s on the new Rolling Stone magazine in the '60s. He went on to capture that decade's pop and rock explosion, with images of Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan, among many others. “I see myself as a kind of voyeur," he says. "I’m happiest when I’m invisible and watching. I just love to watch. I’m a chameleon and can adapt myself to the situation, and that, to me, is one of the gifts that I was given naturally, and that’s how you get honest pictures.”
Carlos Santana is a Mexican-American musician known for his signature guitar stylings. He helped pioneer a fusion of rock, blues and Latin American Music, both as a member of the eponymously named band Santana, and as a solo act. He was born in Jalisco, Mexico on July 20, 1947, and would eventually settle with his family in San Francis...
Title:WoodstockFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 11.5 × 9.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 28, 2014Publisher:Reel Art PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909526118

ISBN - 13:9781909526112


Editorial Reviews

He photographed it all, the piles of rubbish, the people sleeping on hay bales, the shaman-like figure who wandered around for three days advising people not to eat meat. Wolman sought to capture some of the spirit of make-do and goodwill that allowed Woodstock to work.