REMEMBERING COBAIN: Fashion and music photographer, Jesse Frohman, will release a photo book featuring one of the last photographs taken of Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, come November 1.
Entitled, “Kurt Cobain: The Last Session,” and released by Thames & Hudson, the book will include 109 photos along with writings from Glenn O’Brien and Jon Savage. A limited run of designer T-shirts with shots from the book will be offered at Colette on November 8 alongside a book signing and exhibition.
“He was a great stylist,” Frohman said. “He had the whole package. Everything about him was effortless and he had a natural ability to put things together.”
The cover showcases Cobain sporting a winter trapper cap, with a T-shirt, a women’s leopard-print coat and Marilyn Monroe-styled white sunglasses.
“Grunge became a real style thanks to him,” said Frohman.
The collection of photos was taken in 1993 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, where Frohman was given a thirty-minute session with the band.
“I was promised a five hour shoot for the cover of the London Observer, but when we got there, the manager met me and said that wasn’t happening,” he said.
When the band arrived, Frohman recalled that Cobain seemed high on narcotics.
“Normally I wouldn’t care to mention if someone was high or not but in this case it affected the pictures in a good way,” he said. “[Cobain] was really relaxed. It was almost like we knew each other for years. He was like, dancing ballet in front of the camera.”
Cobain died a year after the concert from a self-inflicted bullet wound to the head. He was 27-years-old.