As the birthplace of iconic Prince albums such as Diamonds & Pearls, Lovesexy and Emancipation, Paisley Park was a creative nirvana. Built upon the success of Purple Rain in the mid 1980s, the 65,000 square-foot complex was a hotbed of production from music and film to artwork and clothing.

After he was appointed art director in 1988, Steve Parke spent 13 years collaborating with Prince, helping to perpetuate the myth of such an influential music icon, eventually becoming the in-house photographer for Paisley Park.

Never-before-seen photos of Prince are finally being published

In a new tome, Picturing Prince published by Octopus, Parke shares never-before-seen imagery of life inside the grounds of Paisley Park accompanied by a series of 50 personal accounts from the photographer that intimately describe his time with Prince, celebrating the musician in the wake of his death last year.

Never-before-seen photos of Prince are finally being published