Spencer Elden was the baby from the Nevermind cover. Spencer Elden was just a few months old when his parents got a call from underwater photographer Kirk Weddle, who asked if he could use their newborn baby as part of a photoshoot for an up-and-coming band called Nirvana. Little did they know, he would be infamous as the naked baby on the nirvana cover with his little wee wee out. At the time, Elden’s father helped with sets, custom rigging and props for photo shoots, which is how he got to know Weddle.
When he is older, Spencer Elden has recreated the photo shoot a number of times and has a large tattoo that says “Nevermind” on his chest, he says he hasn’t fully come to terms with being on the album’s cover, 20 plus years late, so we wonder.. will he ever? “I got a little upset for a bit,” he says. “I was trying to reach out to these people. I never met anybody. I didn’t get a call or email. I just woke up already being a part of this huge project. It’s pretty difficult—you feel like you’re famous for nothing, but you didn’t really do anything but their album.”
Spencer Elden Biography
Spencer Elden was born on February 7, 1991 in California, United States. He is an American street artist and a student at Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, California. He was the baby on the cover of the band Nirvana’s album, Nevermind.
Spencer Elden is the son of Rick Elden. His father was a friend of Weddle who was part of Nirvana. His father, Rick was offered $200 for the photoshoot which he mentions ended very quickly too and was done during a pool party. After the success of the album, his family was also sent a platinum copy of Nevermind along with a teddy bear. Spencer Elden was still an infant during this shoot.
Elden mentions that he grew up as a normal teen who graduated from a Los Angeles-based high school. Mentioning his childhood, Elden said that he spent a lot of time drawing.
Spencer Elden Net Worth
Spencer Elden net worth is estimated to be around $50,000 in 2021.
Spencer Elden Instagram
Spencer Elden is active on instagram with 4000 followers.
Spencer Elden Lawsuit
Spencer Elden was the man whose picture as a naked baby was used on the cover of the multimillion-selling Nirvana album “Nevermind” filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles, alleging the former members of the grunge-rock trio, various record companies, art directors and others violated federal criminal child pornography laws and caused him lifelong suffering by “trafficking” his image worldwide.
Spencer Elden said that his “identity and legal name are forever tied to that picture. He experienced as a minor which has been distributed and sold worldwide from the time he was a baby to the present day,” according to the complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court.