Princess Diana’s personal photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, dies at 78

Professional photographer Patrick Demarchelier, known as a photographer for the late Princess Diana, died on Friday at the age of 78.

News of his death was shared on his Instagram account.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Demarchelier on March 31st 2022, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife Mia, his three sons Gustaf, Arthur, Victor and three grandchildren,” the statement read.

“He will be missed”

“Pure beauty dominates in his work. He demystified the fashion world and created images that resonate with a natural beauty. His photographs were both historically durable with a contemporary edge. He had a reverence for tradition, but also a taste for new,” the Fahey/Klein Gallery also said in a statement to Fox News.

“In a world of images by others, he stood apart – and was able to create an authentic interpretation while revealing the heart of sensuality. Influenced by the classics of photography and painting, Patrick Demarchelier played with light, lines, and forms of the human body creating photographs that captured an often surprising and spontaneous vitality in even the most powerful icons of beauty and culture. In the end, the strength of his work was the result of his trust and connection with his subjects. He will be missed,” the statement added.

#MeToo controversy

Demarchelier was known as a top photographer, but he was also connected with the “MeToo” controversy in 2018.

“Known to work quickly and on instinct, the self-taught Demarchelier first shot for Vogue in 1975, before moving to New York from Paris,” ABC News reported.

“By 2018, his reputation was heavily damaged after The Boston Globe reported accusations of sexual misconduct by 50 models. He denied any wrongdoing but Vogue and other publications cut him off. He was among a number of photographers accused amid the #MeToo movement,” it added.

The photographer leaves behind a wife, Mia, sons Gustaf, Arthur, and Victor, and three grandchildren.

He will be missed and mourned by many, with his photos leaving a legacy long after his passing.

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