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Nirvana

Never Mind the Photos

By (author) Kirk Weddle

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Publishing 24th Sep 2021
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    • Publishing on the 30th Anniversary of the release of Nevermind by Nirvana, 24 September 2021
    • 150 colour and black & white photos throughout. Many unseen
    • Commentary, quotes and text throughout, including Kirk Weddle (photographer), Steven Walker (owner, Modern Rocks Gallery USA), Steve Fairclough (journalist and writer of “The all-time greatest album covers”), and Kurt St. Thomas (radio DJ who first played the band) and more
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    When lists are made and articles are written about rock and roll’s greatest album covers – there’s a consistent name at the top: Nevermind by Nirvana; Nirvana’s breakthrough 1991 record that cemented the band’s legacy into legend. The image of the baby floating towards a dollar bill on a fish-hook is instantly recognisable as iconic. Now – for the first time in book form – the photographer behind the lens shares his memories from that day, along with his nearly 140 outtakes, including promo shots of the band.

    Kirk Weddle, an up-and-coming photographer specialising in “submerged humans,” was called by the album’s art director Robert Fisher with the brief. Weddle went to work and over the course of a few days produced not only the album’s iconic cover, but also a series of images of the band that were not used at the time. They are all reproduced in the book.

    The stories from Weddle of the days shooting – first a series of babies, then a series of the band - paint a picture of a band at the brink of superstardom. Tired from touring, they arrived ‘surprised' to discover that they, too, would have to dive into the pool. “It was a cold, overcast day in Los Angeles. It wasn’t the ideal swimming situation” remembers Weddle.

    Nirvana: Never Mind the Photos will be the first time the photographs will be published as a whole. The book showcases these extraordinary shots, examining just how difficult photographing an underwater baby turned out to be, nevertheless photographing an underwater band. These images of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic capture the band as they dive in and submerge themselves into the rock icon stratosphere.

    With contributions, essays and quotes throughout – including from Steven Walker, owner of Modern Rocks Gallery (USA), journalist Steve Fairclough and album art director Robert Fisher, coupled with Weddle’s own commentary – this one-of-a-kind book is an insightful celebration of one of the world’s most iconic images.

    About the Author

    Kirk Weddle is known as one of the industry’s best underwater photographers. Weddle’s works for global clients, including Logitech, Coca-Cola, Toshiba, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Time, Rolling Stone and NewsweekNevermind was his first album cover shoot. Weddle shoots on location, in the studio and underwater.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    ACC Art Books
    ISBN
    9781788841412
    Publish date
    24th Sep 2021
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World
    Size
    280 mm x 230 mm
    Pages
    192 Pages
    Illustrations
    100 colour
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