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July 9, 2021

Courtney Love With Her Father Hank Harrison and Robin Barbur, 1981

Courtney Love with her best friend Robin Barbur in San Francisco, ca. April 1981. The photographs were taken by Jon Sievert when Love’s dad hired him to take photos of the girls.

“When you hang out your shingle as a music photographer, you never know who will walk in your door,” Sievert said. “An acquaintance asked me to photograph his 16-year-old daughter Courtney and her girlfriend in my small dining-room studio. He didn’t offer to pay, but I was intrigued by his description of the girls.”

“Courtney and Robin spent an hour or so flirting and posturing for my camera in a thoroughly enjoyable session,” he added. “I liked both for their sense of humor and deadly insightful young/old wisdom. Courtney and her father left town shortly thereafter, before I showed them the slides and proof sheets. It was 12 years before I discovered them in my files and put two and two together.”







(Photos by Jon Sievert)




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