Before the tattoos, bold eyeliner, and signature disheveled updo, there was the quirky Amy Winehouse that would pose for laid-back snapshots. It’s easy to remember Winehouse with her big voice, contagious rhythm, and larger-than-life persona but there is much to be seen from the late singer and this set of photos is proof of that.
Photographer Diane Patrice just released some unseen photos of the music powerhouse and they paint a different image of her. What you can see in Patrice’s photos are a more relaxed and easy going Winehouse, free from the makeup and the heavy character that many are familiar with.
The photos go along the lines of “a-day-in-the-life” of soon-to-be music superstar, with Patrice recalling that most of the locations and styling was chosen by Winehouse herself. The images seem to have that natural look to them with playful backgrounds and colors that provide contrast to Winehouse’s later dark and brooding visuals.
Patrice took the photos of Winehouse in 2004 with a Hasselblad camera. The late singer was just 21 then. Winehouse would go on to become one of the world’s biggest names in the music industry with songs like Rehab, Valerie, and You Know I’m No Good. She brought a certain intensity to the stage and the sound waves with her distinctive booming voice. This photo series from Diane Patrice shows the less known side of Amy Winehouse before she hit stardom.
According to Fstoppers, anyone who is interested in Patrice’s images may contact Whitebank Fine Art for one-of-a-kind signed prints. The Amy Winehouse Foundation is also set to auction two works donated by Whitebank Fine Art to help underprivileged youth battle the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.
We would like to thank Richard White and Diane Patrice for providing the photos. All information used in this article was sourced from Fstoppers and The Independent. If you're interested in Diane's work, you may head over to her website to see more.