What started as a magazine assignment to photograph Michael Jackson’s iconic white glove evolved into an investigation documenting a life cut short. Portrait photographer Henry Leutwyler has always had the urge to investigate people through their belongings, and whose life could be more interesting to explore than the King of Pop himself.
On his assignment he went through crates and crates of the pop icons artifacts and shot and shot. When he returned to New York he new there was a lot he had missed and a few months later was granted access again to shoot some more. Upon his second return he felt he had enough material to tell the story he wanted to tell, “Neverland Lost: A Portrait of Michael Jackson”.
“Michael Jackson sacrificed his childhood to the calling of his musical gift. Neverland was the pyramid he constructed to a lost childhood. The artifacts captured in this book return us to the Neverland he lost.” – Henry Leutwyler