By the 45th anniversary of the legendary festival
45-year anniversary of the legendary festival
Woodstock - is not only one of the most famous music festivals of all time, but also one of the defining moments of countercultural movement of the 1960s. Behold as its new, hitherto unseen side.
What began as a free event for 50,000 people, quickly turned into one of the most important music festivals in the history. Woodstock became a single message of peace, love, openness and cultural expressions. The first photographer of Rolling Stone magazine Baron Woolman was sent to the farm of Max Yasgur in Catskills, New York, to highlight the festival. And now, 45 years later, he published a book with unreleased and nobody view photos of this mega-event.
"No one could have predicted such a protracted cultural influence of Woodstock", - says Woolman, who is already 76 years old.
"Yes, there were groups of first-class, and they had plenty."
"... And the scenery is ideal for photographers. Tranquil rural atmosphere to relax with friends, dancing and detachment. "
"But in a sense, Woodstock has become for all of us something more than just a concert under the open sky."
Despite the fact that Woolman was sent to shoot what is happening on stage, he is more inspired by the hippie crowd than the performers.
"As a result, I spent most of his time in the crowd, because what happened there was too interesting to ignore it"
His images more dedicated to ordinary people, not the musicians, give food for thought and offer us a glimpse into this legendary event with a hitherto unprecedented viewing angle.
"In the 1960s, even at the end of this legendary time - in '69 - everything was different, young people's behavior was new and unexpected."
"In addition, the 1960s were just wildly photogenic in all senses of the word ... The changes that have taken place in the minds of the people were almost visual."
"I want to say that it was impossible not to photograph it all." Most of these pictures published.
These photos are perfectly captured the spirit of the time, music, drugs, people, simple hedonism, a long legacy of history's most famous festival.
In the book Woolman also has a foreword by musician Carlos Santana and an interview with the creator of Woolman Woodstock Michael Lang, who shared his personal experience.
The book also contains contact sheets, including footage not included in the book.
"This is a rare and wonderful" vkusnuypirogek "when photographers allow us to see their contact sheets", - says publisher Dave Brolan.
"Almost every shot is as good as the next, and we see Woodstock way it saw Baron, each incredible moment."
Woolman started his musical stage of his career, the photographer in 1967, as the first pictures of the new magazine Rolling Stone.
He shot a real pop-rock explosion of the '60s, including Janis Joplin, group Rolling Stones, Who, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and many others.
"I consider myself a kind of voyeur ..." - says Baron Woolman.
"The best way I feel when I'm invisible and just watch ..."
"I am a chameleon, and can adapt to the situation, and for me it is a gift given by nature. That is why as a result of my work you get honest pictures. "