Nirvana's Photographer Kirk Weddle Recalls The Day In Pasadena He Shot Nevermind's Cover (Plus Rare Photos)
After I shot Spencer [Elden], the little boy baby, I was a bit worried because it was such a 'dick shot.' When you look at that shot your eye goes right to the kid's penis. I only had half a dozen usable shots, so I went to a baby swim school and shot a few more babies. I was just trying to give the client a few choices and I am very happy they picked the image that they did.
Did you shoot Spencer for any of the reenactments of the image?
Yeah, I shot him when he was 10 for Rolling Stone. I would like to shoot him again now that he is 20.
Were you humored, annoyed or indifferent when you found a dollar bill was added to the image?
I like the bill. The bill makes the shot.