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,
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