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This is the actual proof sheet as it was made in the darkroom in May of 1990. Negatives in a plastic sleeve placed between the paper and glass. It was an awkward shoot, and Krist’s height always made things more difficult. I was always ok with showing the artifice (lights, backdrops etc) of the shoot, but also wanted to frame tight for some.

I was going through my Avedon for the poor fixation, but when Kurt walked in, first thing he said “oh no, not a plain white backdrop.” I thought quickly and found a can of black spray paint. With little hesitation he walked over and painted a + and a - on the paper. Okay. If you look at the proof sheet you can see how awkward the band were - and studio shooting was not my forte. But I love how Kurt’s face just lightens up, with a touch of maniacal, when I tell them to flip me off. Chad, who doesn’t, would be out of the band a month later, and these photos are unusable for promotion. But when I think of Nirvana it’s still this line up I automatically think of. - Charles Peterson

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The ‘insouciants’ - those free from caring - are often the knuckleheads and goofballs who can be smart, funny and driven, and therefore the ones who change shit up exactly because they don’t give a shit. Like the people in the photos here. They remade music as we know it. I think the sardonic and flippant side of grunge is often overlooked in the mythologies - after all ‘grunge’ was even coined by that master of dry wit and double entendres, Mark Arm, singer of Green River and Mudhoney fame. Self deprecation was constantly invoked, just as long as it was in the service of “World Domination,” as Sub Pop put on an early shirt. Grunge was a complex, messy story of contradictions and busted cliches - no one size fits all.

For this first drop in the Charles Peterson Grunge Years NFT collection, I wanted to focus the theme on the lighter side of grunge mythology. Unguarded moments often show us at our humanistic best, and I think that’s what comes through here - Charles Peterson.

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Nirvana: 2nd and Virginia loft, Seattle, 1990

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This is the actual proof sheet as it was made in the darkroom in May of 1990. Negatives in a plastic sleeve placed between the paper and glass. It was an awkward shoot, and Krist’s height always made things more difficult. I was always ok with showing the artifice (lights, backdrops etc) of the shoot, but also wanted to frame tight for some.

I was going through my Avedon for the poor fixation, but when Kurt walked in, first thing he said “oh no, not a plain white backdrop.” I thought quickly and found a can of black spray paint. With little hesitation he walked over and painted a + and a - on the paper. Okay. If you look at the proof sheet you can see how awkward the band were - and studio shooting was not my forte. But I love how Kurt’s face just lightens up, with a touch of maniacal, when I tell them to flip me off. Chad, who doesn’t, would be out of the band a month later, and these photos are unusable for promotion. But when I think of Nirvana it’s still this line up I automatically think of. - Charles Peterson

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The ‘insouciants’ - those free from caring - are often the knuckleheads and goofballs who can be smart, funny and driven, and therefore the ones who change shit up exactly because they don’t give a shit. Like the people in the photos here. They remade music as we know it. I think the sardonic and flippant side of grunge is often overlooked in the mythologies - after all ‘grunge’ was even coined by that master of dry wit and double entendres, Mark Arm, singer of Green River and Mudhoney fame. Self deprecation was constantly invoked, just as long as it was in the service of “World Domination,” as Sub Pop put on an early shirt. Grunge was a complex, messy story of contradictions and busted cliches - no one size fits all.

For this first drop in the Charles Peterson Grunge Years NFT collection, I wanted to focus the theme on the lighter side of grunge mythology. Unguarded moments often show us at our humanistic best, and I think that’s what comes through here - Charles Peterson.

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