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Afshin Shahidi to launch "Prince : A London Private View" gallery show with two Q&A sessions in February

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2S Productions in partnership with The Violet Reality are delighted to announce two Q&A sessions in London with the renowned cinematographer and photographer Afshin Shahidi, to kick off his photo exhibition ‘Prince : A London Private View’. The Q&A sessions will be held between 6-9pm on the 27th & 28th February, and the exhibit itself will run from the 27th February to the 9th March, from 11am to 6pm.

This is an exclusive chance for devoted Prince fans to hear remarkable stories from Prince’s longest serving personal photographer. Released in late 2017, Afshin’s book showcases rare and intimate stills both on and off stage. And for the first time, Afshin will be offering limited edition fine art photography from his book to the public, as well as a few never seen before images.

Iranian-born Shahidi met the musician in their shared hometown of Minneapolis back in 1993 at Prince’s renowned recording studio, lyrically portrayed by the artist as “there aren’t any rules in Paisley Park”. Initially working as a cinematographer, Shahidi’s passion for creating still images was obvious to Prince who soon after invited him to photograph his then band, the New Power Generation.

After a trial period, and satisfied with the essence, Prince asked Shahidi to become his official still photographer. In this position, Shahidi captured Prince on stage and at play, in highly styled settings and in candid situations. He travelled with Prince from Panama, to Morocco, to London and beyond. The relationship between the two transitioned from professional peers, to duelling conversationalists, to trusted companions. Ultimately, Shahidi’s unique access to the notoriously inaccessible Prince gave him the opportunity to create indelible images of the icon.



These sessions will be hosted and moderated by Casey Rain and Kim Camilia of The Violet Reality, who, through their popular YouTube channel and social media presence are among the world's leading authorities on the life and career of Prince. Their interview series, ‘Uncovering Prince’, has seen them travel the world to interview friends, artists and creatives who worked closely with Prince over the course of his career. These include Morris Hayes, Elisa Fiorillo, Anna Fantastic, Hans-Martin Buff, Nicole Nodland and Judith Hill. Their glowing reputation and credibility within the wider Prince community saw them granted VIP Media Passes to the annual Celebration at Prince's Paisley Park complex, as well as delivering an academic talk at the ‘Prince From Minneapolis’ symposium at the University of Minnesota in 2018.

The cost of each ticket is £10, and all ticket-sale proceeds will be donated to the PRN Alumni Foundation, a charity started by former employees of Prince and Paisley Park who seek to continue his efforts supporting underprivileged youth to grow in music, tech, arts and education as well as assisting alumni members.

Tickets will be available on Friday 11th January from The Violet Reality's page on Facebook and thevioletreality.com and limited to one per person on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, please act quickly as space is limited.

TICKETS : https://www.eventbrite.co...e-viole…



Kindly direct all enquiries to : thevioletreality@gmail.com

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Reply #1 posted 01/05/19 12:38pm

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Congrats Casey! Love that the donations are going to PRN Alumni!

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Reply #2 posted 01/05/19 3:28pm

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The blurb on Casey and Kim is nearly as many words as what there is on Afshin! And "glowing reputation"...er, surely this is meant to be "growing"?

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Reply #3 posted 01/05/19 4:29pm

laytonian

I hope Casey and Kim spend some of the proceeds on better microphones for their podcasts.

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Reply #4 posted 01/05/19 9:50pm

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laytonian said:

I hope Casey and Kim spend some of the proceeds on better microphones for their podcasts.

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Reply #5 posted 01/06/19 2:40pm

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laytonian said:

I hope Casey and Kim spend some of the proceeds on better microphones for their podcasts.


All proceeds from this event are going to PRN Alumni.

Out of interest, which show specifically did you think had poor audio? I think our audio quality is generally quite good, with the exception of the Morris interview, which was down to misjudged mic placement and not a great location.

I think all of our other videos have pretty great audio, but if there's any other examples where you thought the audio was poor please let me know.



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Reply #6 posted 01/07/19 9:29am

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Congratulations!!! Wish I could attend but I am sure you will update us how it went.

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Reply #7 posted 01/07/19 12:15pm

laytonian

Militant said:



laytonian said:


I hope Casey and Kim spend some of the proceeds on better microphones for their podcasts.





All proceeds from this event are going to PRN Alumni.

Out of interest, which show specifically did you think had poor audio? I think our audio quality is generally quite good, with the exception of the Morris interview, which was down to misjudged mic placement and not a great location.



I think all of our other videos have pretty great audio, but if there's any other examples where you thought the audio was poor please let me know.





When you have to pass one mic back and forth.
When there is background noise.
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #8 posted 01/07/19 12:48pm

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laytonian said:

Militant said:


All proceeds from this event are going to PRN Alumni.

Out of interest, which show specifically did you think had poor audio? I think our audio quality is generally quite good, with the exception of the Morris interview, which was down to misjudged mic placement and not a great location.

I think all of our other videos have pretty great audio, but if there's any other examples where you thought the audio was poor please let me know.



When there is background noise.

I don't recall any videos with background noise other than the one mentioned, can you please give me a specific video example?


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Reply #9 posted 01/11/19 1:07pm

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Tickets are now on sale and selling fast, please get one now if you wish to attend!

https://t.co/Vuth9Q6A54

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Reply #10 posted 01/14/19 2:07pm

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Both nights now sold out!


Hope to see some orgers there cool

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