In July 1999 Michael Jackson summoned the 23 year old Arno Bani to a secret photo shoot, having seen and admired his photographs in the Sunday Times fashion pages. 700 photographs were the result, originally intended for the cover of Jackson's 2001 album Invincible, but ultimately by-passed by his record company in favour of less challenging artwork ... This book offers the world first sight of the entire collection of portraits, as well as all the contact sheets, annotated by Jackson himself ... Arno Bani was given complete artistic carte blanche by Jackson, and chose to portray the star in seven startling scenarios, all staged with the aid of some of fashion's greatest professionals, among them Yves Saint Laurent, Lesage, Topolino and Frderique Lorca. This beautifully produced book is the only permanent record of this unique creative collaboration, and is sure to become a collector's item."--Inside front cover.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd (2010)