Prince: Unseen photographs of music icon mark the first anniversary of the star's death

Jessie Thompson
Sonic Editions

One year after his death, unseen photographs of Prince can be seen in a new book by his in-house photographer Steve Parke.

The music icon passed away a year ago today at the age of 57, leaving behind a huge musical legacy with fans in mourning across the world.

The star sold over 100 million records, including the legendary Purple Rain and Sign o’ the Times, but was notoriously guarded about his personal life.

These images offer an intimate glimpse of Prince, in pictures that have not yet been seen.

They appear in Parke’s forthcoming book Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait, which traces over four decades of his career.

The pictures in the book begin in 1988, when Parke became a close and trusted companion of Prince’s, and follow the star’s life and career.

Parke went on to become the in-house photographer at Paisley Park, Prince’s famous residence in Minnesota.

The book and accompanying prints can be purchased from Sonic Editions.

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