Found Film Friday: What ever happened to the baby from Nirvana’s “Nevermind”?
The year was 1991. Grunge gods Nirvana had just released their second album, entitled Nevermind. On its cover was one simple yet bold image: a baby, completely naked, reaching for a dollar bill on a fishing lure.
It is an album cover we've all seen a million times. But never have I known the story behind the cover's photo. Better yet, where is that naked baby today?
Turns out that baby is not a baby any longer, but 19-year-old artist Spencer Elden who now works for Obey's Shepard Fairey.
This is a fascinating interview, not to mention a fantastic commentary on how someone who became an iconic image of music at such a young age turned around to help create iconic imagery largely influenced by music.
For your viewing pleasure, I present to you your Found Film Friday for May 7, 2010 - Nirvana Baby, Spencer Elden.
See it after the jump!
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Found Film Friday is a weekly series inspired by the neat videos I sometimes come across in my frequent perusing of the Internets. Whether they be short films, fan-made movies, experimental films, music videos, comedic spoofs, cats playing Rush covers on a mini drum set, or anything else that does not fit into those categories, I enjoy the accessibility of interesting content the web provides in way of the moving image. And so, because I want to share these gems of video with you good people, I post a video of the week also known as Found Film Friday.