Rare Photos of 19 Year Old Prince on the Verge of Superstardom

by ParentCo. April 21, 2016

Prince-1977-7 Prince-1977-3 These rare photographs were taken by photographer Robert Whitman in 1977, which really capture the artist as a young man on the verge of superstardom. Whitman, now in his 60s, was just starting out as a commercial photographer in his native Minneapolis, Minnesota when he got the call to shoot music producer Owen Husney's new local discovery for a pitch to record companies. "I didn't know anything about him and he was shy and I was nervous. I knew he was going to do something big when they played me his track Soft & Wet and he performed at his studio. I got goosebumps. "The shots were for Prince's first press kit. We only used a few of the shots and created just 15 kits."
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