This portfolio contains Epson Ultrachrome prints on Hahnemuhle Baryta paper. Portfolio 2 is produced in an edition of 100, with 20 artists’ proofs. Owning this Portfolio of rare and beautiful photographs gives you an instant image collection with which to reflect on the fine art of this ensemble of brilliantly talented image makers. We have this portfolio on display in the gallery.Read more
There was a phone number below, seeking gallery representation. Since this was the definitive photograph of one of my musical heroes, there was no choice for me, I had to call that number. As someone who grew up so entranced with the music and culture of that time, it was an opportunity to connect someone who experienced this magical moment in history up close. Strangely enough and to my delight, Baron actually answered his own phone. We spoke an hour or two, and became instant friends on the phone. Baron sent me a copy of his book Classic Rock and other Rollers inscribed “this can be big fun”.
In the twenty or so years of our friendship and professional relationship, that’s the premise upon which all the adventures we’ve embarked on have been planned! And this latest show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Rolling Stone Magazine is the latest iteration in the mixture of fun and business that we’ve instigated for just about two decades. We’re so looking forward to having fun with all of you and our buddy Baron as we travel back to that period in time that still resonates with so many.
The best photographs go further than just showing the literal. They capture a spirit, an essence, and something of the person’s real character shines through. Baron’s photographs still have such power and magic so many years after they were taken, because they document a very special and innocent time before rock and roll became big business. Luckily for all of us, Baron lived in the city at the center of the music culture that captivated the world in the late sixties, San Francisco. His neighbors were Janis and Big Brother, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane. He had their trust since he was “one of the tribe”. Baron’s photos of Janis Joplin are so poignant because they give a glimpse into the little girl inside the tortured soul with the great potential for joy that she unfortunately experienced so little of.
I believe the essence and power of photography lies in its humanity. It’s the humanity of the person or events depicted and also very much the humanity of the person behind the camera. In my many years of dealing with Baron in the placement of many hundreds of his photographs in homes, collections and museums all over the world, the power of his humanity, endless creativity and the generosity of his spirit overrides all other thoughts of the wonderful man who is Baron Wolman. Further evidence of just his latest bout of creativity will be on display at Gallery 270 in the form of his current collaboration with fine artist Sophie Kipner and her unique Blind Line Contouring. Moved by the images Baron created, Sophie’s unique creative process results in one of a kind works on canvas which are paired with the original photographs they were inspired by.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Peter Liepke Show scheduled to be shown in Gallery 270 at Bergen County Camera has been rescheduled for 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience. George Tice’s show “George Tice at Seventy Five: Sixty Years in Photography” will continue being show at Gallery 270 in Bergen County Camera for the immediate future.
Gallery 270 at Bergen County Camera artist Michael Massaia was interviewed on the WPIX Morning news on September 22. The interview is a great look at Michael’s unique printing style which will be on display at the expo. Michael will be in the Gallery section of the NJ Photo Expo this Sunday at the Park Ridge Marriott. Free tickets are still available.
Michael Massaia interview on WPIX
Hope to see you at the Expo!