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Details Behind Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Underwater Pool Photos

Nirvana has two sets of famous underwater pool photos taken by the same photographer Kirk Weddle on two separate occasion at two different pools.  The most famous being the cover photo to Nirvana ”Nevermind” album featuring a baby underwater reaching for a dollar bill on a fish hook taken in July of 1991.

The other set of Nirvana pool photos taken by Weddle in November of 1991, feature Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain frolicking in a different pool and underwater action shots with their instruments.

According to Weddle the call time for the photo shoot was 10:00am and Cobain showed up a few hours late and tired, he reflected,

The shoot was a headache; bad weather, bad swimming pool, cloudy water.  Kurt was a couple hours late and then went right to sleep at the side of the pool, and nobody wanted to wake him up”.

The photos from this session are readily available and have been used for posters and press.