Baby From Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Album Recreates Iconic Cover 25 Years Later

By: Jon Corrigan

It’s been 25 years since Nirvana released its “Nevermind” album – and the baby from the cover is all grown up.

Spencer Elden, who was four months old in 1991, recently got back in the pool to remake the iconic photo more than two decades after its release.

Elden told The Guardian one of his dad’s friends put him up to it.

I don’t think my parents really gave my taking part in this shoot too much thought. They knew who Nirvana were, but weren’t really into the grunge scene.

I was four months old and my dad was attending art school at the time, and his friends would often ask for help with their projects.

So his friend the photographer Kirk Weddle called him and said, “Do you want to make some money today and throw your kid in the pool?” And he agreed.

He also revealed the small sum his parents were paid for the photo-shoot.

My parents took me down there, apparently they blew in my face to stimulate my gag reflex, dunked me in, took some pictures, and pulled me out. And that was it. They were paid $200 and went to eat tacos afterwards. No big deal.

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