LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: Musician Prince is seen on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Prince was honored with the Vanguard Award. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
A new book of Prince photos is coming out in October.
The photographer is Afshin Shahidi.
He and the Purple One were friends for two decades and Shahidi was his photographer half that time.
We also just got word Beyonce wrote the foreword for the book, Prince: A Private View.
Entertainment Weeklygot a preview of the cover and Queen Bey’s sentiments: “Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me.”
Prince: A Private View comes out October 17.
Afshin Shahidi is the father of Yara Shahidi on Black-ish.