Updated Friday 5pm: A regular Rex contributor who also supplied Still Pictures, Philippe became unexpectedly ill on Tuesday night with pneumonia-like symptoms. He died suddenly the next day after having been admitted to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.
Philippe’s funeral (above) with flowers from EPUK members (below) Photographs: Brian Harris
Philippe, an entirely self-taught photographer, was born in Grenoble in 1962, and moved from Paris to the UK to work when he was 24.
Philippe’s work had been widely published, with work appearing in publications such as Time magazine, The Economist, Die Zeit, Tatler, The Guardian and Le Figaro. He was a long-standing and well-respected contributor to the EPUK discussion list, always happy to help other photographers, or add a good-humoured aside.
Those list members who would like to make a donation, or wish a message of condolence to be passed to the family, can do so by contacting the EPUK website editor.
The funeral was held on Friday at Chelmsford Crematorium, and afterwards at the White Hart Hotel, Braintree, and was attended by Philippe’s family and many fellow photographers.
The thoughts of all EPUK members are with them and the rest of his family at this time. He will be sadly missed.
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