Captured by Paul Natkin: Robert Smith, 1987

In 1987, CREEM Magazine asked photographer Paul Natkin to shoot Robert Smith of The Cure. Given the band’s intense popularity—and Smith’s more intense look—Natkin feared the worst. “Man, this is going to be really tough.” Instead, he was greeted by a Robert Smith described as “probably the nicest person I ever met in my life.” Smith even made him tea. Watch the full story now.

“Robert Smith was one of the scariest looking guys on the planet.”

  • Signed by the photographer

  • Two Sizes(inches) 11x14, 16x20

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