It's 2008, Amy Winehouse has just released Back to Black, triggering the delirium of the world press and thousands of fans.

Millions of records sold, Grammy after Grammy, and immortal songs are the positive side of a success corroded by the personal demons of the British singer.

In the same year, Amy meets Blake Wood. The two become inseparable friends and he begins to follow her everywhere armed with a camera, documenting the most intimate moments of the star: while performing in Paris or playing percussion in her home studio in Camden Town, while relaxing on the beach or riding a horse on the island of Santa Lucia.

" I had no interest in taking photos of her having health crises or doing drugs" - explains Blake - " I thought it was unfair, and it had already been done, and it was unkind that everyone remembers her for that, as a professional photographer, I did not want to do her a similar thing... For 10 years not I managed to look at these pictures, it was too painful, but now I want people to see the Amy I knew, the sweet one, full of love and sensibility. "

The shots that immortalize an unpublished side of Winehouse become a book published by Taschen that will be published on July 23, 150 color and black and white photographs accompanied by the texts of popular pop culture critic Nancy Jo Sales.

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An unmissable opportunity to see a lighthearted and easy side of the singer who died in July 2011.