Baron Wolman was the first photographer for Rolling Stone magazine. He joined All Sides to talk about his work in the 60-s and also to discuss his new book, which features his photographs.
Wolman's new book, "Every Picture Tells a Story: The Rolling Stone Years," has pictures Wolman took, some never before seen.
"(The Rolling Stone) is an important contribution to the social history of our time," Wolman said.
Wolman calls himself a photo-journalist, not simply a photographer. He said the difference is that he seeks reality, while studio shooters design their shots.
I use photography to explore life, I was very curious about life from the very first time I picked up a camera.
Wolman is a freelance photo-journalist and was the first photographer for Rolling Stone from its founding in 1967 until 1970. He later founded a fashion magazine, learned to fly, did aviation photography, and started his own publishing house.
He has also done freelance work for the Oakland Raiders and VH1.
"Rolling Stone is an important publication, has been from day one," Wolman said. "Lifestyle, politics, they were spot on."
Wolman described his experience as a photographer, and talked about his interactions with several artists.
"You cannot listen to the music. If you stop to listen to the music, you miss the picture," Wolman said.
Wolman, who grew up in Columbus, will be speaking tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. Tickets are $10 at the door.
* Baron Wolman (American photographer; author, The Rolling Stone Years)