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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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Winging It

"The whole shoot was improvised, in the sense that I had no plans to shoot in a studio environment," says Frohman. "We managed okay on that level, and I did have a backdrop, but the timing was off. When I thought of five hours [while] planning the shoot, I thought I had time to plan different locations and a variety of pictures. I even asked to shoot in his hotel room, and the manager said, 'Eh, no way. That can't happen.'"

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