“Nobody chooses to be an artist. An artist is created in the womb. Whether he or she chooses to answer the siren call of art is another matter entirely. Me, I knew I was different before I realized I was different. For many of my younger years, the world appeared chaotic and ‘noisy.’ It was only when I bought my first camera and looked through the lens that I was able to create order out of chaos and still the noise of society.”
Baron Wolman (6.25.1937 - 11.2.2020)
From life behind the Berlin Wall to the Oakland Raiders’ frontlines, photographer Baron Wolman has led an extraordinary life on par with the legends he‘s lensed over the past half-century. As Rolling Stone’s first Chief Photography, it’s no secret that he would give rise to countless icons but what’s more, whether in conversation with rock & roll heavy-hitters or our own staffers, Wolman’s reputation has long preceded him in steadfast kindness, temperance and an unrelenting adoration for each and every encounter. As such, it is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the industry legend and dear friend’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Wolman family at this delicate time.