"A Private View" which was just released is a book of never seen before intimate pictures of Prince by photographer Afshin Shahidi. Prince and Shahidi had a long standing professional relationship and friendship that began in 1993 when they met on the set while shooting one of Prince's videos. It wasn't until 2001 that Prince noticed that Shahidi was carrying some still camera equipment with him and asked if he was a still photographer as well. The two began collaborating on ideas and creating photo shoots that went back and forth between the two of them making it feel felt very much like making music with a band. Shahidi shares a rare glimpse of Prince doing simple things like walking down the street in New York City-something he rarely got to do.
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