Prince A Private View'


When Prince wanted to document his One Nite Alone tour in 2002, he turned to Afshin Shahidi. Again, in 2004, he accompanied Prince on his record-breaking Musicology Tour. Afshin met Prince in 1989 and became his director of photography and later his photographer. He was Prince's closest photographer for the last fifteen years of his life. Afshin is the only photographer who shot the legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles, which became the most sought after invitations in Hollywood.

Prince: A Private View compiles his work into a journey through Prince's extraordinary life. Featuring many never-before-seen photos, this is the definitive collection of snapshots, some intimate, some candid, some Prince in concert, but all are carefully directed in the artist's style we associate with him. The captions are brief but complete accounts of Prince's life at the time: some are incisive, others are personal and even funny.