Before He Was KingUnknown - 2009
Photographer Todd Gray worked with Michael Jackson for several years before Michael requested that he become his personal photographer, a relationship that would encompass Michael's performances with the Jacksons through the release of his smash solo albumsOff the Wall andThriller. This collection of unseen, intimate, and joyful pictures of Michael taken over a span of 10 years reveal him at home, with his family and fans, in career-making live performances, and on the "Beat It" video shoot. A young black man not much older than Jackson at the time they met, Gray brings unique insights to his time with the singer, contributing stories and context to the images, presenting a rare, intimate portrait of Michael at a creative peak as he grew from a brilliantly talentedyoung man into a pop icon.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, c2009
Branch Call Number: 781.66092 GRA 2009
Characteristics: 141 p. : chiefly ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Before he was king