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Photographer's new book offers 'glimpse into the human side of Prince'

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Prince relaxing after sound check at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
"These were some of my favorite moments to shoot. If the sound was good, Prince was relaxed and in a great mood. Here he is relaxing after sound check at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, during the One Nite Alone tour," said Afshin Shahidi.
Afshin Shahidi

You may think that there isn't a lot left to learn about the life of Prince, what with all the media coverage since his death last year.

Prince: A Private View
Afshin Shahidi met Prince in 1993 and eventually became his cinematographer and still photographer.
Afshin Shahidi

But a new book reveals a side of the music icon that we haven't seen before. "Prince: A Private View" is a collection of photographs and recollections of the man who took them. 

Afshin Shahidi was Prince's personal photographer from 2001 to 2011. The stunning photos in this book range from posed portraits to live concerts to private moments. 

"Hopefully, it gives them a glimpse into the human side of Prince," he said. 

Click on the audio player above to hear his conversation with MPR News' Cathy Wurzer.