Saturday, March 06, 2010

R.I.P. Pierre Vinet

If that image to the left looks familiar, that is thanks to Lord of the Rings trilogy photographer Pierre Vinot. His many iconic images where used in the promotion of the trilogy. Sadly the Hobbit films will not be able to benefit from his skills as he died after a fight with cancer. His other works include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong, The Frighteners and other films.

Quint over at Ain't It Cools News has more Vinot's images and an excellent write-up as he describes watching Pierre at work on the set for Return of the King which you can find here. It is worth the read, if only to see some of the photos that you thought were stills from the film but was actually from Pierre Vinot.

My condolences to his family and friends.

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