Prince was such a private figure that any insight into his creativity is greedily welcomed.
The latest comes from a former art director that has pulled together shots of the music legend from over a decade and is publishing them along with anecdotes that give glimpses of working life in Prince’s studio complex – Paisley Park.
Picturing Prince has been compiled by Steve Parke – an American artist and photographer that worked with the enigmatic artist for 13 years from 1988.
He has selected an overview from hundreds of images culled from album-cover photo shoots to more laidback moments as with Prince shooting hoops at midnight.
Through a series of vignettes and memories Parke builds up a portrait of a figure overflowing with energy – often infuriating to work for but passionate about music and with an impish sense of humour.