Prince: A Private View by Afshin ShahidiPrince: A Private View by Afshin Shahidi

Prince: A Private View

byAfshin ShahidiForeword byBeyoncé Knowles-carter

Hardcover | October 24, 2017

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Afshin Shahidi met Prince in 1993 and soon became his cinematographer and later one of the only people allowed to photograph him. He collaborated with Prince longer than any other photographer. Afshin was the only photographer allowed to shoot the legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles that became the most sought after invitations in Hollywood; some of those photos are included in this book.

Prince: A Private View compiles photographer Afshin Shahidi's work into a journey through Prince's extraordinary life. With never-before-seen photos, it is the ultimate collection of shots of Prince. Brief, but complete and rich, stories about Shahidi and Prince's collaboration and time together are alternately incisive, personal, and even funny.

AFSHIN SHAHIDI, an Iranian-born, American photographer and filmmaker, has worked worldwide on a depth and variety of projects, ranging from films and documentaries, to music videos and commercials. Early in his career, he worked as a camera assistant on Prince's music video sets in Minnesota. Afshin lives in Los Angeles with his wife a...
Title:Prince: A Private ViewFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.56 × 7.7 × 0.93 inShipping dimensions:9.56 × 7.7 × 0.93 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250134439

ISBN - 13:9781250134431


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning!! As soon as I saw this, I was blown away. Incredible book, stunning photos and touching stories. A fittingly beautiful book about an equally beautiful man and artist.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely! A lovely reflective of Prince's flair and style. Makes a lovely gift.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional. Such a lovely collection of photos, and memories, together in this beautiful book. It is clear the level of respect and admiration Afshin has for Prince, it comes through in the memories he shares, and this is what makes the book extra special. So glad I decided to add this to my collection! Chapters/Indigo packaged it securely so it arrived pristine, and quickly.
Date published: 2017-11-06