Family Values in Creative Boom

Family Values contains 90 never-before-seen images of Kurt and Courtney at a 1992 photoshoot for Spin magazine taken ny photographers Guzman.

“It may be the unlikely title for a coffee table book of unpublished photos of two famous addicts and their new baby, but ‘Family Values’ offers a snapshot into the life of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love at the peak of Nirvana’s incendiary fame.

Only five images from the 1992 shoot appeared in Spin magazine, but Powerhouse Books will publish all 90 in a new book next month to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death.

The images were captured by husband-wife photography duo ‘Guzman’ one morning in the modest Hollywood home of the Cobains. They show the simple happiness of a new mom and dad at home with their baby girl.

In addition to the photographs, Family Values includes two personal essays – the first written by Michael Azerrad, American author, music journalist, and musician who was close friends with Kurt Cobain and wrote the 1993 definitive biography on Nirvana titled ‘Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana’. The second essay is written by Guzman, the photography duo who shot the iconic Spin shoot pictured in the book’s pages. They tell the story of the shoot.”

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