Blake Wood on photographing his friend Amy Winehouse

His new book, Amy Winehouse, is an intimate portrait of a pop star like you've never seen her before.

His new book, Amy Winehouse, is an intimate portrait of a pop star like you've never seen her before

Plantation Beach, Saint Lucia 2009. (Blake Wood/Taschen)
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Photographer Blake Wood met Amy Winehouse at a party in 2008, and they quickly became inseparable friends. Now, Blake has a new book of photography, simply called Amy Winehouse, that shows a different side to Amy Winehouse than we came to know through paparazzi photos. He speaks to Tom Power about why he wanted to change the way we think about Amy and celebrities like her.

Plantation Beach, Saint Lucia 2009. (Blake Wood/Taschen)
Karl Lagerfeld invited Amy to perform at the opening of the Avenue Montaigne Fendi store during Paris Fashion Week. Paris, 2008. (Blake Wood/Taschen)
The glass-roofed corner of the living room became the perfect place for Amy’s drum set and music gear. The physicality of playing drums was a release during those days regularly spent indoors. Prowse Place, Camden, London 2008. (Blake Wood/Taschen)

Produced by ​Cora Nijhawan


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