Whatever Happened to the Baby from Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover?
Then: We all know the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’ reaching for a dollar bill at the end of a fishhook. The infant was the photographer’s friend’s son (wow, what a mouthful) and was only 3 months old when he was thrown in the pool for the photoshoot.
So whatever did happen to the Nirvana baby?
Now: Spencer Elden is now 21 years old and, having studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, now works as an artist for the clothing company Obey Giant. Elden says he is a fan of Nirvana but has received no royalties for the shoot. What do people think of his diaperless photo? “They usually poke fun at me asking me, ‘Is it the same size?” says Elden. “I always say, “Its changed, do you want to see it?”