A new limited-edition photography book turns the lens on a young Madonna before she hit global fame.
Madonna 66 comprises images taken on June 17, 1983, by New Yorker Richard Corman (among his other subjects have been Nelson Mandela, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tilda Swinton). Over one day Corman photographed Madonna in five different scenes at her brother’s flat. The 66 Polaroids depict the singer, then 24, just six weeks before the release of her debut album, Madonna.
Corman discovered the collection during a recent move.
The American singer known as the “Queen of Pop” has sold more than 300 million records worldwide (Like a Virgin, Papa Don’t Preach, Like a Prayer, Vogue) and holds the record for most Billboard number ones, including 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and eight number-one albums on the Billboard 200.