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Sometimes it takes just one shot to put a photographer’s name all over the web. Jason Lazarus, a photographic artist and teacher from Chicago, is getting all sorts of attention just now for a portrait he made earlier this year of a young man in Los Angeles. The guy in the portrait is Spencer Elden, and he’s in his last year of high school. Back in the day he was the baby on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album. I love the way still images let us see how time flies. The original image has to be in my top-three album cover list. It still amazes me they left the penis in. According to the Wikipedia entry about the album, they almost didn’t.

The new image by Lazarus is very sweet. I love the way still images let us see how time flies.—David Schonauer

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