Jesse Frohman on Photographing Kurt Cobain

Photographer looks back on shoot with the Nirvana singer months before his death
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Photograph ©Jesse Frohman/Courtesy of The Morrison Hotel Gallery

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Hiding Behind His Shades

"Kurt was very nice and agreeable, and at the same time I had to mold him like Silly Putty," Frohman recalls. "You know, he was very stoned, yet he was coherent on some level and gone on another level. I had met people like that before, but this was unique because I was shooting someone with these glasses on. He wouldn't take the glasses off, so I couldn't really make eye contact easily."

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