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Interview with Nirvana baby, now working for Shepard Fairey

Nirvana Baby, Spencer Elden from Barry O Donnell on Vimeo.

Check out this short interview with Spencer Elden, 19, who is better known around the world as the baby swimming on the cover of Nirvana’s seminal Nevermind album. In the interview, he explains that at that time, his parents were in art school with Kirk Weddle, a photographer whose first big assignment was the Nirvana album cover shoot. Elden’s parents volunteered him as a favor. Spencer hasn’t been able to leave that past behind as his nickname is, unsurprisingly “the baby” or the “Nirvana baby.” Nevertheless he seems very cool with it, and as if his contribution to pop culture and music history wasn’t enough, today Spencer, an artist, works as an intern for Shepard Fairey (previously).