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Baron Wolman
Baron Wolman

Baron Wolman

Rolling Stone Magazine

Santa Fe, NM USA

"I look back and I realize that having this opportunity at Rolling Stone was a gift from the Gods. I found I could talk with my camera better than I could talk with my mouth."

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Day In The Life


I was the first photographer at Rolling Stone magazine.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Northwestern University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Considers his career somewhat of a "gift from the gods."

  • 2.

    Was the first principal photographer at Rolling Stone.

  • 3.

    Photography was always a hobby-he liked "being where the action was," but wasn't very social; "spoke" with his camera instead.

  • 4.

    Had no idea what he wanted to do after college; ended up going to "spy school," was sent to Berlin to collect intelligence.

  • 5.

    Brought his camera, took pictures as the Berlin Wall was going up, sent them to a newspaper back home.

  • 6.

    After he was paid for his photos of Berlin, he realized that if he worked at it, his hobby could become his career.

  • 7.

    His father told him he'd support his photography only if he gave it "100%, did it all the way."

  • 8.

    Says, "if you are optimistic and assume you're going to be successful, it's a self-fulfilling prophesy."