BOOK & EXHIBIT: Neverland Lost – A Portrait of Michael Jackson
by Yvette Travillian
Neverland was the pyramid he constructed to a lost childhood. The artifacts captured in this book return us to the Neverland he lost
Portrait photographer, Henry Leutwyler never intended to create a book. What started as a magazine assignment to photograph Michael Jackson’s iconic white glove evolved into an investigation documenting a life cut short. And whose life could be more interesting to explore than the King of Pop himself Michale Jackson.
Leutwyler visited MJ’s primary home Neverland after it had been vacant for several years, only to find the icons belongings packed and stored in crates, awaiting public auction. Inside the boxes he discovered many precious artifacts that seemed to tell a sad story of man who 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’.