"In 1967, Janis Joplin lived around the corner from my home in San Francisco. This photo was taken on her bed in the bedroom of her Haight-Ashbury flat. The curtain in the window was eventually made into a dress for her. Janis was a complex soul; she had her light and her dark sides. Although I mostly tried to capture the "light Janis," here she briefly slipped into the darkness. A moment later she was all smiles." -Baron Wolman
This silver gelatin fine art print is from an extremely limited edition of 25 prints. Each is signed and numbered by photographer Baron Wolman. Prices will increase as the edition sells out.
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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.