Shu Pei Qin by Bojana Tatarska for Glass Magazine, October 2012


Day in the sun

Heaven :]

Sunrise, Arkhip Kuindzhi - Reproduction oil painting

she is perfection

Why is that blond girl not opening the bus window?

Nirvana - Nevermind.
The cover shot was inspired by Kurt and Dave having seen a documentary on underwater birth during recording sessions. They investigated pictures of babies being born underwater, but they were too graphic. Therefore they chose a stock graphic of a baby swimming, but it was too expensive. As a result the art director, Robert Fisher, got Kirk Weddle, an underwater photographer to take some shots himself of babies underwater. The baby in the final picture chosen was Spencer Elden. Kurt recommended the adding of a dollar on a fish-hook and thus a famous album cover was born. Inside the inlay is a page of random lyrics from the songs on 'Nevermind' mashed together in no particular order. Two of the lines amongst them were made up by Kurt and do not feature in the lyrics of any of the songs (“The second coming came in last and out of the closet” and “At the end of the rainbow and your rope”). The back-cover features a meat-and-diseased vagina collage by Cobain behind the Chim Chim (above the head of which is a picture of Kiss). Cobain’s name appears on photo credits as 'Kurdt Kobain'.

Gemma Ward in Serenity Now photographed by Beau Grealy for Sunday Style, Octobe 2014