The platinum print of this image is from a limited edition of 150 prints.
"Even though most San Franciscan's considered The Grateful Dead to be the hometown musical heroes, it wasn't until Rolling Stone Magazine No. 40 that (co-founder) Jann Wenner featured the band in any meaningful way. For their portraits, the band members and their managers came to my Belvedere Street studio where I photographed them one by one, simply against a plain background, in the manner of one of my heroes, Richard Avedon. It was also the day that Jerry Garcia openly flashed me his hand with the missing digit in a photograph which has subsequently achieved iconic status, one which I call 'Jerry waving.' " - Baron Wolman
Settling in Haight-Ashbury in the 60's, Wolman was surrounded by Janis and the Grateful Dead in close-by digs. Wolman was soon accompanying journalist Jann Wenner to the now famous and genre-defining Mills College conference on rock music. Wenner happened to be the founder of Rolling Stone magazine. He liked Wolman's style, offered him a job and Wolman launched as the first official document-er of the new psychedelic age. Beginning with the magazine's opening issue, Wolman's photographs were windows on the parade of the different, the delightful and the doomed, and his pictures became the gold standard by which rock photography would be measured.