Pictures of Janis Joplin Photographed by Baron Wolman in San Francisco in 1968

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Born 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, American photographer Baron Wolman began his professional photographic career in West Berlin in the 1960s where he was stationed with the military.

Wolman is best known for his work in the late 1960s for the music magazine Rolling Stone, becoming the magazine’s first Chief Photographer from 1967 until late 1970.

Although his work at Rolling Stone has come to define his photographic career, Baron has been involved in numerous non-music projects. After leaving Rolling Stone in 1970, Wolman started his own fashion magazine, Rags, housed in Rolling Stone‘s first San Francisco offices.

In 2001, Wolman moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he continues to photograph and publish. He was awarded as a VIP at the 2011 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, smashing a camera on stage in homage to Pete Townshend.

These beautiful photos are part of Wolman’s work that he took portrait of Janis Joplin at Spaulding Taylor’s house in San Francisco in January 1968.

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