PrinceAbout this photograph
The Prince of Funk was considered an inspiring musician by his peers. Prince played with several groups before choosing to go solo in 1976. A multi-instrumentalist, he always wanted to stand out in the music industry. In 1984, the film Purple Rain and its soundtrack were extremely successful. Sales exceeded 20 million copies and today the track is still his greatest success. The Rolling Stone magazine classed Prince as the 27th greatest artist of all time. Summer 2010, Prince decided to distribute his new opus for free throughout Europe.Read more Read less
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Born in 1951, in Haarlem, Jan took up photography in 1972. In 1970, whilst visiting his family in London, the young 19 year old thought that he had found his vocation by becoming a concert stagehand. Jan then definitively left the Netherlands and toured with music groups. In 1972, whilst working for an underground group from Manchester, Jan had to cross the Atlantic. â€˜At the age of 21 I had a morbid fear of existence. Through socio-political expedients I was looking for pretexts to avoid reality and facing up to my desire to create.â€™He therefore took up photography alone. He dropped his militant activities and made contact with his former acquaintances in the world of music. He got on the music tour bandwagon again but this time as a photographer. In the course of a career spanning 39 years, Jan met rock and pop idols from the generations that followed.