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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

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Nirvana (NV003WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV004WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV005WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV006WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV007WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV008WEDD)

NIrvana

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

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Nirvana (NV009WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV010WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV011WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV012WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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Nirvana (NV002WEDD)

Nirvana

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

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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

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