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Steve Gullick - Nirvana Diary

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One of the leading rock photographers of his generation, Steve Gullick has captured some of the most enduring music portraits of the last 20 years. From classic shots of Nirvana, Nick Cave, The Prodigy, Patti Smith, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and many more, his photos have appeared in The Times, Mojo, Rolling Stone, Wire, Q and NME to name but a few. His photographs of Nirvana provided us with some of the most lasting and iconic images, when imagining the band it’s hard not to conjure up an image that was the vision of Steve Gullick.

Now Steve has put together the definitive photo
book
 of his work with Nirvana & the bands that rode
 shotgun including Mudhoney, Jesus Lizard,
 Screaming Trees, Hole & Soundgarden. A 196 page coffee 
table book containing stunning reproductions of the already iconic as well as unseen photographs accompanied with Steve’s recollections and a forward by Everett True.

“NIRVANA entered my life in October 1990 when I heard ‘Sliver’ on the John Peel show, the deal was sealed upon hearing the beautifully brutal session they recorded for John’s show and their first London headline performance at the Astoria theatre that same month. At the time I was a photographer for weekly music paper Sounds, it instantly became my ambition to work with the band.

I was top of the list for the next Nirvana feature when Sounds was unceremoniously closed down, fortunately for me, as I started my journey home, a chance meeting with Everett True on the bridge I was about to leap from led to my services being immediately employed by rival music weekly Melody Maker.

The Maker took to me straight away, inundating me with commissions; in August 1991 I was given the task of photographing the Reading Festival & returning with a tent based cover image, that’s the first time I shot Nirvana, Kurt was proudly wearing his Sounds t-shirt, I so wanted them on the cover of Melody Maker. But it was a dull day and those old inky music papers needed bright and vibrant images so it was a shot I took of Senseless Things on the sunny Saturday which made the cover. Remember, at this point, NOBODY had a clue how Nirvana were about to change music forever…

The NIRVANA diary is a photographic journey through my work with Nirvana & their contemporaries, the timeline runs from the first Sounds commission in February 1990 to a very poignant Melody Maker session with Eddie Vedder a week after Kurt’s death in April 1994.

The heavy focus of this photographic journal is on Nirvana but I feel the story to be incomplete without the other artists that were an essential part of my musical landscape, the likes of Jesus Lizard, Mudhoney, Melvins, Screaming Trees, Hole & Soundgarden.

The photographs are punctuated with my recollections, the book features a foreword by my editor & friend, Everett True."

- STEVE GULLICK February 2014

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Steve Gullick Nirvana Diary - Signed Hardback Edition

Steve Gullick Nirvana Diary - Signed Hardback Edition
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A collection of Steve Gullick’s iconic and legendary shots of Nirvana & their contemporaries, charting his history with the band & the early 90’s punk rock scene in Steve’s seminal style. Containing the ‘greatest hits’ & many never before published photographs. Interspersed with commentary from Steve and foreward by Everett True.

196 page – hardback cover – 303mm X 315mm
Price includes postage and packaging.

Signed Darkroom Print (Kurt Cobain) + Photo Book

Signed Darkroom Print (Kurt Cobain) + Photo Book
£561
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20" X 16” museum quality fibre based print, signed & handprinted by Steve in the darkroom, plus a signed copy of the hardback Nirvana Diary Photo Book. Only 5 available. Includes P&P.

(Kurt Cobain – Springfield Massachusetts – 10th November 1993)

Original Melody Maker 90's Darkroom Print + Hardback Book

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A copy of Steve Gullick – Nirvana Diary plus one of 20 Nirvana darkroom prints that were hand printed & submitted to Melody Maker within a few days of having been taken – signed by Steve, these prints are dog eared, some contain crop marks & notes – they’re over 20 years old, a real piece of history. Please note that the prints are chosen at random by Steve. Price includes postage and packaging

Signed Photographic Print (Kurt at Astoria) + Photo Book

Signed Photographic Print (Kurt at Astoria) + Photo Book
£361
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20" X 16" signed print on ultra gloss photographic paper , plus a signed copy of the hardback Nirvana Diary Photo Book. Only 5 available. Includes P&P.

(Kurt Cobain – live at the London Astoria on the 5th of November 1991)

Signed Photographic Print (Nirvana at Reading) + Photo Book

Signed Photographic Print (Nirvana at Reading) + Photo Book
£361
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20" X 16" signed print on ultra gloss photographic paper, plus a signed copy of the hardback Nirvana Diary Photo Book. Only 5 available. Includes P&P.

(Nirvana – backstage at the Reading festival on August 23rd 1991)

Signed Darkroom Print (Nirvana in Stockholm) + Photo Book

Signed Darkroom Print (Nirvana in Stockholm) + Photo Book
£561
561.00
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20" X 16” museum quality fibre based print, signed & handprinted by Steve in the darkroom, plus a signed copy of the hardback Nirvana Diary Photo Book. Only 5 available. Includes P&P.

(Nirvana – Stockholm – 30th June 1992)

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