Francis Wolff Photography

francis wolff blue note photography

While listening to Madlib Shades of Blue album last night, an album where he remixes the Blue Note catalog, Francis Woff’s photos popped into my head. Francis Wolff’s child hood friend Alfred Lion was one of the co-founders of Blue Note Reords and shortly after moving to the United States from Germany in 1939, Francis Wolff joined Blue Note and help run the company and stayed there for over 30 years. Before moving to the US, Wolf worked as a commercial photographer and continued shooting photos and documenting the recording sessions during his entire career at Blue Note.

I came across two great Flickr sets of Wolff’s photos that you can check out here. Keep reading to see a small selection of images, but make sure to visit the Flickr page and browse the images in full screen!

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

francis wolff blue note photography

You can check out the full color set here and the full black and white set here!

4 responses to “Francis Wolff Photography”

  1. DavidLang says:

    nice. ffffounded a few

  2. mikeyt says:

    awesome find! i’ve listened to that album sooooooo many times and I never got around to looking for Wolff’s photographs… weird.

    Thanks for reminding me!

  3. lucidvillain.tumblr.com says:

    the same thing just happend to me.. madlib,francis wolff, ended up here.thanks

  4. Kara says:

    Now it’s time to pick your particular investments.