Karen Seltenrich’s groupie portrait became the cover image of the Rolling Stone magazine’s groupie issue in February 1969. She was photographed at Belvedere Street Studio in San Francisco, CA, November 1968.
In 1969, Rolling Stone Magazine, then barely a year old, published a scandalous issue on the backstage proclivities of rock stars, and the women who sought them out. For the first-time, the original chronicle is published in book form and showcases Baron Wolman’s captivating portraiture. Baron’s approach yielded elegant, bohemian results, capturing the women’s adventurous side, their playfulness and vulnerability. He made the explicit choice to dignify the women by photographing them in a studio with a simple backdrop, stating how vital it was to isolate them, to dignify them, to give them respect.