Once upon a time, there lived a young man poised on the brink of stardom. For the first time, images taken for his first press kit are being displayed in Los Angeles.

The photographer, Robert Whitman, said,

"I didn't know anything about him and he was shy and I was nervous. I knew he was going to do something big when they played me his track Soft & Wet and he performed at his studio. I got goosebumps."

This first session was shot at a Minneapolis ice-cream factory. Whitman is now an in-demand fine art photographer, and well, we all know how it worked out for his young subject.

The collection will debut at Hollywood's Mr. Musichead gallery on 20 February (14). The exhibition will run for a month.