Eddie Wolfl grew up in a little town outside of Munich Germany with its picturesque woods and farms surrounded by the vast presence of the Alps. He took pleasure in skiing and hockey, oblivious to the fact that the passion he would later discover, would take him to visit exotic places and develop relationships with some of the most recognizable faces in the world. At age 18, while attending photography school he was introduced to the photography of Helmut Newton, and Eddie started to become really serious about becoming a photographer.
His career started in the 80's when Eddie moved to Los Angeles. He began working as a photo editor, working for various record companies, photographing musicians from Ted Nugent, to Alice Cooper, Billy Idol and Rod Stewart just to name a few. This eventually led to an opportunity to meet Richard Franklin of A&M records and set -in motion the introduction to his first major client, Janet Jackson, as well as his first mayor world tour, "Rhythm Nation." Eddie traveled with Janet and her entourage all over the globe, from Japan to Malaysia, Australia to New Zealand, Africa to Europe, throughout USA and Canada, Jamaica to Hawaii. Eddie also toured with Sade, Sting, Bobby Brown, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. The travels around the world influenced Eddie to see that people are the same everywhere, and the different flavors and cultures of the people is what makes traveling exciting, it gave Eddie a worldview he couldn't otherwise have.
Top row: Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child
Bottom row: Ray Charles & Quincy Jones, Boys II Men, Diana Ross
all photos ©Eddie Wolfl