Prince: A Private View

Prince: A Private View

Featuring a foreword by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. 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 Featuring a foreword by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Afshin Shahidi met Prince in 1993 and soon became his cinematogra...

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Title:Prince: A Private View
Author:Afshin Shahidi
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Genres:Art
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Prince: A Private View Reviews

  • Jay Gabler
    Nov 01, 2017
    Beautiful, and fascinating. I reviewed Prince: A Private View for The Current. ...
  • Robin
    Oct 27, 2017
    Beautiful book. I did not expect the narrative. The dream sequences made me cry. ...
  • Kristan
    Dec 31, 2017
    There are some seriously beautiful photographs in here and some good stories too. I miss him! ...
  • Beth
    Nov 28, 2017
    Wonderful pictures and stories! I only wish some of the fonts were slightly larger especially the dream stories. Some insight into what happened between 2011 and his death would have also helped in understanding this unique relationship. ...
  • Dana Pants
    Jan 06, 2018
    This is a beautifully moving and intimate look at Prince through the eyes of his personal photographer. The photos are stunning of course, but what really made this book so lovely were the brief anecdotes which accompanied the photos. This was a fitting tribute to an artist of this cal...
  • Wendy
    Jan 16, 2018
    I suppose you can barely call this "reading" since this is a photography book. But I find myself still really missing Prince in the world and found some solace in this beautiful, intimate photos. What a talent he was. ...
  • Tonie
    Jan 18, 2018
    Beautiful pictures and snippets of Prince's life. ...
  • Robin
    Oct 24, 2017
    Prince's charisma comes through in these photos by his designated photographer. Also enjoyed the descriptions of how and where some of the photos were taken but could have done without the author's dream sequences. ...
  • Marisa Gettas
    Dec 10, 2017
    A peak inside Prince's rarefied world. Worth it alone to see who would attend parties at Prince's house (although that only takes up a few pages). If you are a die hard Prince fan, you want this in your collection. For all others, get it from the library or sift through it at the book ...
  • Roxanne
    Dec 05, 2017
    As a fan of Prince, this was a treasure to read. I loved the photography but wish the font size was larger for printed material. Not sure about the author's own short dream segments? Distracted me. Wish there would have been a little more insight into his last few years. ...
  • Brie
    Oct 14, 2017
    As an artist/photographer, this book was very interesting to me. I loved looking at the images Afshin Shahidi captured of Prince and reading about them. It really was interesting to read Prince encouraged and allows Shahidi to grow as a photographer while working as a photographer for ...
  • Max Gordon
    Dec 05, 2017
    Great photos and printing, mediocre writing, poorly edited (multiple typos). ...
  • Blane
    Dec 07, 2017
    Although Prince was always a captivating subject for photography, I found the photos included in Shahidi's book to be to samey-samey. Plus (through no fault of his own, as Shahidi did not truly enter Prince's orbit until mid-late career), the pics do not capture Prince at the height of...
  • Beckie
    Dec 14, 2017
    Love love love. Extremely intimate and very well done. ...
  • Julie
    Dec 05, 2017
    ineluctably precious. a must read (though it's mostly photos) for Prince fans by Prince's personal photographer since the 90s. ...
  • Melissa
    Oct 28, 2017
    Powerful forward by Beyoncé. Sweet, funny and interesting anecdotes from Shahdidi about his long working relationship and friendship with Prince. Photographs are absolutely stunning. Nice mix of portraits, concert photos and artistic reimaginings. Very thankful for this beautiful coll...
  • Andrea
    Dec 28, 2017
    Afshin Shahidi worked as Prince's private photographer for concert tours, parties, and album releases. This is a collection of his photographs and descriptions of the musings of Prince as he was invited to exotic locations on a whim, and Prince was inspired by the visuals around him. I...
  • Christine
    Dec 23, 2017
    What a waste of access to an incredible and highly photogenic subject. Worse than amateur photography. Awful writing. I can?t believe Prince would want this representation of himself released to the world. ...
  • Saleena Davidson
    Dec 02, 2017
    I love photography/art books and one with an author taking us behind the scenes? Yes please. And I did enjoy the pictures and the stories of how they were obtained, the little moments were awesome....what I didn't enjoy were the random dreams that the author inserted into the book. I h...
  • J.
    Jan 05, 2018
    This is a beautiful testimony to Prince, his beauty, his passion for music, his style, his charisma. I found the dream sequences odd at times but overall loved the poignant reflections and captions. The photos are amazing; so many took my breath away. Definitely a must for Prince fans....
  • La'Tonya Rease Miles
    Jan 01, 2018
    This book was a'iight. I can't decide if the target audience is for the lay fan or the hardcore one who needs to maintain her collection. To recap, these images are taken during the 3121/Musicology era, for the most part. He was also married to Manuela at this time and I am firmly Team...
  • Jak Krumholtz
    Dec 20, 2017
    Often when an artist passes there seems to be a flurry of merchandise put together last minute with no soul. Thankfully this was a great exception. Just a wonderful look at the relationship of two creatives and their friendship. ...
  • Rachel
    Jan 05, 2018
    The last book I read in 2017. I picked it up and could not put it down. Beautiful photos of a talented, amazing musician. Yes I'm a fan!! This book is tribute from a photographer who not only worked with Prince, but became is friend. Love it. ...
  • Dawn Lindquist
    Jan 01, 2018
    In addition to beautiful photographs of a beautiful man, this book includes a surprisingly touching foreword by Beyoncé. The behind-the-scenes details are somewhat interesting; perhaps they would be more compelling for a fellow photographer. ...
  • Connie Baete
    Oct 30, 2017
    Beautiful! Thank U, Afshin! ...
  • Leslie M.
    Oct 27, 2017
    Prince?s former photographer has created a book that is a must-have for any Prince fan. The photos and stories provide an inside look at an artist famous for keeping his life quite private. This book is put together beautifully, and it includes a number of lesser-known photos (which ...
  • Miranda Kate
    Dec 25, 2017
    This is a photographic book, the collection of which has been mostly unseen before Prince's death. Taken by a personal photographer, they cover the years of 2002 until 2011. He does explain some of them, describing the situation or what took place, and there is a full index of places a...
  • Nicole Ambrosino
    Dec 26, 2017
    A friend gave me this photo book of rare pictures of Prince. The author of the book was a photographer/ friend of Prince who took photos of him for more than 20 years. It includes many candid shots and stories. This book is an absolute treasure. ...
  • Si Chen
    Dec 03, 2017
    Amazing ...
  • Sophie Robinson
    Jan 04, 2018
    Has to be read while listening to Prince. A glimpse of his eccentricity is golden. The pictures capture his essence in a purified way. Shahidi really did give us a private view. ...