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Amy Winehouse as you’ve never seen her before

She openly suffered with drug addiction and mental health issues before she tragically died aged 27 of alcohol poisoning in 2011. 

But now, a new photography book shows Amy Winehouse in a new light – looking relaxed on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.

Taken in 2009, the images see the soul diva sitting among tree branches, riding a horse, and being covered in sand, without a hint of a beehive hairdo in sight.

A new photography book shows Amy Winehouse looking relaxed on the Caribbean island of St Lucia in 2009

A new photography book shows Amy Winehouse looking relaxed on the Caribbean island of St Lucia in 2009

A new photography book shows Amy Winehouse looking relaxed on the Caribbean island of St Lucia in 2009

The visual diary of 85 color and black-and-white photographs - most of them never published before - was snapped by her friend and confidant Blake Wood. (Above, the soul diva on horseback on the island)

The visual diary of 85 color and black-and-white photographs - most of them never published before - was snapped by her friend and confidant Blake Wood. (Above, the soul diva on horseback on the island)

The visual diary of 85 color and black-and-white photographs – most of them never published before – was snapped by her friend and confidant Blake Wood. (Above, the soul diva on horseback on the island)

Amy had a hugely successful musical career with the release of her debut album Frank in 2003, and the record considered her breakthrough album - Back To Black in 2006. When 22-year-old American photographer Wood moved to London in 2007, a mutual friend introduced him to the singer

Amy had a hugely successful musical career with the release of her debut album Frank in 2003, and the record considered her breakthrough album - Back To Black in 2006. When 22-year-old American photographer Wood moved to London in 2007, a mutual friend introduced him to the singer

Amy had a hugely successful musical career with the release of her debut album Frank in 2003, and the record considered her breakthrough album – Back To Black in 2006. When 22-year-old American photographer Wood moved to London in 2007, a mutual friend introduced him to the singer

During her career, Winehouse won awards including five Grammy Awards, a Q Music Award for Best Album for Back To Black and a World Music Award in 2008 for World's Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist

During her career, Winehouse won awards including five Grammy Awards, a Q Music Award for Best Album for Back To Black and a World Music Award in 2008 for World's Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist

During her career, Winehouse won awards including five Grammy Awards, a Q Music Award for Best Album for Back To Black and a World Music Award in 2008 for World’s Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist

The visual diary of 85 color and black-and-white photographs, most of them never published before, was snapped by her friend and confidant Blake Wood, who was dubbed ‘Good Blake’.

This moniker served to distinguish him from ‘Bad Blake’ – Blake Fielder-Civil – whom she married in 2007 in Miami, and divorced in the summer of 2009.

Her relationship with Fielder-Civil, which was heavily documented by the media, saw them appearing in public bloodied and bruised after fights.

It is also alleged former music video producer Fielder-Civil was the one who introduced the star to heroin and crack cocaine.

Winehouse openly suffered with drug addiction and mental health issues before she tragically died aged 27 of alcohol poisoning in 2011

Winehouse openly suffered with drug addiction and mental health issues before she tragically died aged 27 of alcohol poisoning in 2011

Winehouse openly suffered with drug addiction and mental health issues before she tragically died aged 27 of alcohol poisoning in 2011

Wood said of his book (right): 'This is not the doom-and-gloom false narrative portrayed in the media. She was a brilliant loving soul who made amazing personal triumphs and these images capture that'

Wood said of his book (right): 'This is not the doom-and-gloom false narrative portrayed in the media. She was a brilliant loving soul who made amazing personal triumphs and these images capture that'

Bonding personally and creatively, Wood and Winehouse (together, left) developed a close friendship and would become inseparable for the next two years. Wood said of his book (right): ‘This is not the doom-and-gloom false narrative portrayed in the media. She was a brilliant loving soul who made amazing personal triumphs and these images capture that’

When 22-year-old American photographer Blake Wood moved to London in 2007, a mutual friend introduced him to Amy.

The singer, originally from Southgate, north London, was at the height of her celebrity, but struggling with her wayward partner and the scrutiny of constant media attention.

Bonding personally and creatively, Wood and Winehouse developed a close friendship and would become inseparable for the next two years. 

Wood said of his book: ‘This is not the doom-and-gloom false narrative portrayed in the media. 

‘She was a brilliant loving soul who made amazing personal triumphs and these images capture that.’

Amy had a hugely successful musical career with the release of her debut album Frank in 2003, and the record considered her breakthrough album – Back To Black in 2006.

During her career, Winehouse won awards including five Grammy Awards, a Q Music Award for Best Album for Back To Black and a World Music Award in 2008 for World’s Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist.

She was found dead in her home in Camden, north-west London, in July 2011 – just five years into her stratospheric global music career.  

Blake Wood was dubbed 'Good Blake'. This moniker served to distinguish him from 'Bad Blake' - Blake Fielder-Civil - whom Amy married in 2007 in Miami, and divorced in the summer of 2009. (Above, the singer with Fielder-Civil in 2007)

Blake Wood was dubbed 'Good Blake'. This moniker served to distinguish him from 'Bad Blake' - Blake Fielder-Civil - whom Amy married in 2007 in Miami, and divorced in the summer of 2009. (Above, the singer with Fielder-Civil in 2007)

Blake Wood was dubbed ‘Good Blake’. This moniker served to distinguish him from ‘Bad Blake’ – Blake Fielder-Civil – whom Amy married in 2007 in Miami, and divorced in the summer of 2009. (Above, the singer with Fielder-Civil in 2007)

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