I spent awhile today looking for an awesome Mardi Gras event to share with but alas I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t too expensive or derivative and douchie. I mean the Dirty Dozen Brass Band sounded good, but it’s probably sold out and costs over $20. The Fat Tuesday Party and Costume Parade at Cafe Flor sounds excellent but I feel like I’ve been riding Johnny Funcheap’s dick lately and wanted to find something else.
So I’ve decided to skip the Mardi Gras thing altogether and go a completely different route: Rock and Roll photography.
While I’d seen loads of Baron Wolman’s work before I knew who he was, it wasn’t until the photographer Victoria Smith hipped me to his stuff that I realized how influential the dude is. Wolman was one of the original photogs at Rolling Stone and completely shaped what we now think of as music photography. He had access to the private moments of some of the biggest musicians of all time and because of this his work is totally astounding.
For the month of February Dickerman Prints Gallery is showing Circa 1968: a suite of portraits by Baron Wolman, selected from his images made for Rolling Stone Magazine, 1967-1969. All the photos are remastered from Baron’s original negatives and include photos of people like Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis and more. Sounds pretty badass to me.
Circa 1968: Rolling Stone Photography by Baron Wolman
Dickerman Prints Gallery
3180 17th St. @ S. Van Ness
2/2 – 2/26
9am – 6pm daily