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 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.

Prince Details

ReleaseOct 17th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press

Prince Review

  • Bridget
    January 1, 1970
    This is a must have for any Prince fan or anyone looking to learn more about him. Full of beautiful and interesting photos, candid moments, and memories that come from a twenty year friendship. The book is beautifully designed and executed. Definitely one of my favorite books about Prince.
  • Leslie M.
    January 1, 1970
    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 was a real treat!). It's a wonderful tribute to Prince. Thank you for sharing this with the world, Afshin.
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    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 collection that helps preserves the Purple One's legacy.
  • Connie Baete
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful! Thank U, Afshin!
  • Jay Gabler
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful, and fascinating. I reviewed Prince: A Private View for The Current.
  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    As a photo book, it is gorgeous and a wonderful addition to my collection. However, the personal stories seemed to lack the impact of the ones Steve Park shared in his book. That said, it's still a must have for any Prince fan to add to their library.
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