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Renowned photographer, Bob Carlos Clarke dead

The award winning photographer Bob Carlos Clarke has been killed by a train in an accident on Saturday 25th March.

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Renowned photographer,  Bob Carlos Clarke dead

Carlos Clarke was born in Ireland in June 1950. Early in his career he worked in journalism and advertising, before moving to England to study design at the West Sussex College of Art. During his studies, his interest in photography grew through to his graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1975.

He has worked in almost every area of photography, gaining recognition for his photojournalism and portraits of celebrities, plus he has gained several awards for his work on high profile advertising campaigns.

His real passion has always been for photographing models, in an interview with Steal-Life magazine he said, "I much prefer to work with real people, its much more rewarding. To work with prepared models is a bit like processed food you tend to get something thats already been half-boiled by a bunch of other cooks. Virgin models are like wild strawberries: tastier, elusive and fun to find." - Bob Carlos Clarke 1950 - 2006.

Bob's funeral will take place on 6 April.

A memorial service is bring organised for friends and colleagues.

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Good grief. His website confirms the story. :-(
wow never seen this guys work before, absolutely fantastic stuff. a sad loss.
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
This man was an icon, from album covers to great art shots. He is and will always remain my absolute favourite. Another hero dead!
So sad to hear of the demise of such a renowned and talented photographer.
It's terrible news. After just losing Patrick Lichfield and now Bob. Such wonderful photos. A very very sad loss indeed.
A very sad loss .... :-(
a sad loss
cathal 18 492 4 United Kingdom
Bob was my favourite photographer. His work is fabulous, and drove my interest in photography. I met bob, and have a signed book and poster. Another one of the greats gone.
Very sad loss
ZenTog 20 7.9k 1 England
very bad news photography loses one of its masters, met him at focus three years ago very down to earth and far too talented,
hope his family are ok and in good hands
One of my all time favourite photographers and a great inspiration. A tragic loss, he will be missed.
Firebaby 19 1.2k Faroe Islands
Now that's a tragedy. One of my 'hero's' as well as one of my inspirations. A man who shaped more ares of photography than many will know. A great loss to us all.
Condolensces to the family...

As sad as Lichfield and Donovan's premature demise.
A very untimely death one of the masters of photography a sad loss.
I knew Bob well, having interviewed him a number of times for various magazines. He wasn't in the best of spirits when I last spoke to him a couple of weeks ago because of various problems. Absolutely bloody terrible news.
A great loss to image making, A truly bright star now lies in shadow. RIP.
deviant 18 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
Did my all time favourite album cover 'Phantasmagoria' the damned and much more besides. A terrible loss to the photographic community
No words to describe our collective loss felt all over the photographic world. However, his images will stand the test of time. A fitting tribute to a great photographer.
A truly inspirational photographer who will be sadly missed. A great loss to photography. Condolences to his family.

I met Bob a few times way back in the late seventies, when he used to come into the studio where I worked as an assistant. I loved his work then and he has remained one of my favourite photographers ever since. Absolutely awful news, many condolences to his family.

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