17 Year Old Prince Is Cooler Than You Will Ever Be
film / tv / lists / guides / news / love / celeb / video / think pieces / staff / podcasts / web culture / politics / dc / snl / netflix / marvel / cbr

17 Year Old Prince Is Cooler Than You Will Ever Be

By Vivian Kane | Celebrities Are Better than You | February 18, 2014 | Comments ()

Thumbnail image for prince1 (1).jpg

Apropos of absolutely nothing (except my love for you all and a desire to bring joy to your lives), here are some pictures of Prince when he was 17.

prince1.jpg prince3.jpg prince2.jpg prince5.png

Prince (then Prince Rogers Nelson) is notorious for having a no-camera rule when he’s around. These pictures were taken as part of a press kit to send to recording companies. Only 15 copies of the kit were made and distributed.

The photographer, Robert Whitman, later said of the photos “I had no idea what I was doing—I had Prince kneeling by this awful furniture and blowing bubbles. I was trying everything I could think of.” Prince? Blowing bubbles? There is nothing about this that would make me NOT sign him to a record deal.

The photographs will be on display at a gallery in Los Angeles starting next week, so if you need me you know where you can find me (drooling, happy-crying, in a corner).


Via LAist.

Vivian Kane thinks that heaven is a place where Prince is sitting around, blowing bubbles all the time. Jake Johnson is there too.

Benedict Cumberbatch Knows You Think He Looks Like an Inbred Otter, Is Cool With It | My Money Was on Fuchsia: 'Orange is the New Black' Season 2 Teaser

Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not