Quick menu
  • Nirvana (NV001WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV003WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV004WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV005WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV006WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV007WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV008WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV009WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV010WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV011WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV012WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV002WEDD)
    New Print
  • Nirvana (NV013WEDD)
    New Print

Nirvana Nevermind

On a cold October morning in 1991, armed with an underwater camera and a wetsuit, Kirk Weddle embarked on an extraordinary photo shoot. The brief was to capture the Nirvana band members underwater in a series of publicity shots that would be used to promote their groundbreaking album, 'Nevermind'. The photographs were staged underwater to reflect the album's classic artwork of a baby swimming to chase a dollar bill hung on a fish hook.

The shoot was not the easiest. The band were tired from touring, the water was freezing and it was technically challenging. Kirk Weddle recalls it was quite simply, "a bitch. It was damn near impossible to get three guys in one frame looking good. They can't see, they can't breathe, ya can't talk to them underwater... f---ing hard." However, the resulting collection of photographs is mesmorising, 

We are proud to be the UK exclusive gallery for Kirk Weddle's classic shots.

Nirvana (NV001WEDD)

Nirvana

Outtake image of Kurt Cobain from a Nirvana publicity photo shoot to promote 'Nevermind', following their famous baby album cover

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV003WEDD)

Nirvana

Kirk Weddle photograph of Nirvana playing instruments underwater in a Californian swimming pool in October 1991.

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV004WEDD)

Nirvana

Kurt Cobain captured in a cold LA swimming pool during a publicity photo shoot for Nirvana in 1991.

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV005WEDD)

Nirvana

Dave Grohl messing around during his Nirvana days whilst on a publicity photo shoot, taken in Los Angeles in 1991

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV006WEDD)

Nirvana

Kurt Cobain sleeping on a poolside whilst on Nirvana publicity shoot for 'Nevermind' in 1991

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV007WEDD)

Nirvana

Underwater photos of Nirvana shot to complement the iconic album cover image from 'Nevermind'.

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV008WEDD)

NIrvana

Outake image of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic jamming underwater on a Nirvana photo shoot

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV009WEDD)

Nirvana

Undewater outtake from a Nirvana publicity shoot to promote their iconic album 'Nevermind'

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV010WEDD)

Nirvana

Kurt Cobain's guitar, gently floating at the end of the famous Nevermind cover shoot by photographer Kirk Weddle.

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV011WEDD)

Nirvana

Underwater photo of Krist Novoselic in a LA swimming pool whilst on a Nirvana publicty shoot

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV012WEDD)

Nirvana

Taken on the set for a Nirvana publicity shoot for their album 'Nevermind'

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV002WEDD)

Nirvana

Nirvana captured during a publicity photo shoot for their pivotal album 'Nevermind', taken in a Los Angeles swimming pool.

Prices from £375.00
print
Nirvana (NV013WEDD)

Nirvana

Contact sheet of 1991 color film slides laid out on a light box from Kirk Weddle's historic Nevermind photo shoot with Nirvana

Prices from £450.00
print

Featured Prints

Marc Bolan (MB001JA)

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan playing with T.Rex in Copenhagen, Denmark in March 1973

Prices from £291.67
print
Elvis Costello (EL001BASC)

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello after a radio performance in Bussum, Netherlands, 1977.

Prices from £450.00
print
Queen (QN003JA)

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury performing at Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen during Queen's 'A Day At The Races' Tour in May 1977

Prices from £291.67
print
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CY001RS)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young making their London debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970

Prices from £291.67
print
Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

Prices from £291.67
print
David Bowie (DB001SR)

David Bowie

David Bowie on the video shoot for 'Loving the Alien' at Meantime Studios, London in March 1985

Prices from £291.67
print

Featured Artists

Madness

Madness

Madness are an English band from Camden Town, London & one of the most prominent bands of the late 70s & early 80s 2 Tone ska revival.

artist
Joy Division

Joy Division

Joy Division (originally named Warsaw), an English rock band formed in 1976 were one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement.

artist
Specials, The

The Specials

The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band, their music combines a ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude.

artist
Stone Roses

Stone Roses

The Stone Roses are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1983, meshing '60s-styled guitar pop with an understated '80s dance beat.

artist
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

artist
AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

artist

Featured Collections

*There is a Light That Never Goes Out*

*There is a Light That Never Goes Out*

A photographic celebration of Manchester's rock music history. Free exhibition at Manchester Central Library until 22 February 2019

collection
Rockarchive Edition 100

Rockarchive Edition 100

Edition 100 was created to give fans & collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands.

collection
***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

collection
Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

Our contact sheet collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

collection
The Rolling Stones Collection

The Rolling Stones Collection

The Rolling Stones have been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years. Our collections share the best images spanning their career

collection
Jazz & Blues Collection

Jazz & Blues Collection

Welcome to our Jazz & Blues Print Collection - over 50 years of iconic images of the world's greatest Jazz & Blues musicians

collection