These rare photos of King Michael are a thriller.
“We arranged to do this shoot of Michael in the Presidential Suite of the Peach Tree Hotel in Atlanta in the late afternoon, the time photographers call the “magic hour”, when the light casts a warm glow and the angle of the sun creates deep shadows. Throughout the session, Michael tended to look away from the camera and not directly into the lens, and he only smiled once or twice during the forty-five minute shoot…later, when I showed him the proof sheets of the photo session, he ordered two large prints of every picture…I was blown away. “Two of every single one? That’s about 144 prints…”
Michael answered, “Yes, I can count. I want one set for myself and another for Diana (Ross). Todd, this is magic.”
—Todd Gray, from the book, Michael Jackson : Before He Was King
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