After working his way up from a humble photographer’s assistant to being Prince’s personal lens, you’d bet Afshin Shahidi would have a few stories to tell.
In his book Prince: A Private View, Shahidi narrowed down the thousands of images he captured during his time with Prince into around 250. Recently speaking to Noisey, he shared a few choice shots, and the stories behind them.
What was it like to be the lens to Prince, the purple-clad superstar? Afshin Shahidi details his time with the musical icon in a new photo book.
Check out some of the photos before, and what Shahidi had to say about each.