Kurt Cobain, Berlin, 1991 by Juergen Teller
About the Work
Early in his photography career, Juergen Teller was given an opportunity to tag along with a then-little-known band, Nirvana, while they toured Germany. Disenchanted by the nagging presence of the journalist he was accompanying, Teller hung back and allowed himself to fade to the background and warm up to the musicians. Eventually, he captured this shot of Kurt Cobain, hunched over his guitar with his face hidden by his hair—a perfect reflection of the lead singer and guitarist’s introverted nature.