Tribute to Lord Lichfield. Professional Photographer to the rich, famous and beautiful. The above photograph isn't mine, I found it on Blue Sky Seminars website. The Queen was among the first to pay tribute to Lord Lichfield, saying she was "deeply saddened" at the news. Lord Lichfield was the Queen's first cousin once removed and was the official photographer at the wedding of the Prince of Wales to Diana.
He was being treated in the stroke unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after falling ill. The renowned photographer had been staying in the area with friends when he suffered a stroke. He died at GMT on Friday. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "It's a private matter. The Queen is deeply saddened and will be sending private condolences.
Lord Lichfield - who inherited the earldom of Lichfield in Staffordshire from his grandfather - has often been asked by the royals to take their official portraits. Tatler editor Geordie Greig said Lord Lichfield was an "old-fashioned gentleman" whose best work had been his shots of the wedding.
Former royal press secretary Dickie Arbiter said Lord Lichfield had been very close to the Royal Family and was noted for the easy way he handled them during shoots, using a whistle to marshal guests at the wedding of Charles and Diana.
Baroness Thatcher, whose recent 80th birthday photos were taken by Lord Lichfield, said: "Patrick Lichfield was not only one of the most talented and professional of photographers, he was also an absolute delight to sit for. As well as editorial photography, he worked on advertising commissions across several industries, including fashion, tobacco and pharmaceuticals.
He was recently commissioned by the British Tourist Authority, and was involved in Hot Shots, a television series for Discovery Real Time in which amateur photographers are taught by professionals.
If they don't want to help you, it will be a very dull picture. Lord Lichfield stretched beyond his privileged upbringing to become a world-renowned photographer.
He first used a camera at the age of seven, taking pictures of his family, pets and scenes at his beloved home, the stately Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire. He attended Harrow School, and took his first pictures of the Queen as he played cricket against Eton. While his upbringing was aristocratic, Lichfield's great passion for photography carried him far beyond any blue-blooded barriers, and through an extremely successful year career.
Lichfield's memory of the latter encounter was of deliberately falling off his chair to force smiles out of his straight-faced subjects. The result got him a contract with Vogue magazine. One of his most iconic images, which he recently recreated, was the naked pose of the singer Marsha Hunt, complete with a huge afro hairdo for the musical Hair. Other famous subjects included Michael Caine, Joanna Lumley and a host of s glitterati.
His long career was celebrated two years ago with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and he was awarded fellowships of both the British Institute of Professional Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society. His position and profession came together most famously in July , when he took the official wedding photographs of the Prince and Princess of Wales, before sitting down to the wedding feast with hundreds of other royals.
From his studio in north Kensington, Lichfield became renowned the world over for his skill with the lens, and personally admired for his straightforward manner. Although he was one the official photographers of the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he liked being addressed as plain Patrick Lichfield and was at his happiest poring over shots in his studio. A self-professed "spiv" and admirer of feminine beauty, one of Lichfield's favourite commissions was the famous Unipart calendar, shot in glamorous locations all over the world with an emphasis on stunning models.
Lichfield admitted to having relationships with many of his pretty subjects but, away from the camera, he found companionship in his own well-bred circle. He was married for 11 years to Lady Leonora Grosvenor, sister of the Duke of Westminster, with whom he had three children. Like the late Princess Margaret, he often took refuge on the Caribbean island of Mustique.
It was at his holiday home there in that he suffered a very bad fall, from which he had difficulty recovering. Despite this, he continued to work throughout his life, becoming a champion of the digital revolution, and attending to the photography that he described as his "calling". Acknowledging his pedigree, he was delighted that Shugborough was smaller but better managed.
But he always added: "There are the pictures. Readers Comments about Lord Lichfield. Too short and it can make the model's nose look huge. Most people look best three quarters facing the camera, with their shoulder towards it and the head turned. Most people don't realise what a complicated and precise science wedding photography can be.
In 40 years of taking photgraphs, it's the nearest thing I know to news photography.. Shoot some photos in black and white: it helps capture the atmosphere of the Big Day".
Appoint a project manager - the bride's mother is ideal. Don't expect the bride or groom to attend to the details on their day. Visit the venue, do a "recce", plan every last detail in advance.
Then, add time and a half to account for unforeseen circumstances on the actual day. Make sure you know who the important family members are - otherwise you will find strangers creeping into your valuable photographs". Photograph the bride before she gets into the car to take her to the ceremony - if wearing a veil this is the only time you will find her with it in place over her face.
Make sure when she gets out of the car you have the children in place. Always start your post -ceremony photographs with the biggest group and then start to discard individuals, this means you will not be searching for people at the last minute. Expect to work right through to the last photograph of just the bride and groom.
Get the children in the first photograph - otherwise they will get their clothes messy, tired and emotional or even lost! Be aware of the time the bride and groom are likely to depart - shots of confetti and the car are important". Hungarian-born actress Zsa Zsa Gabor sparkled brightly for over 60 years as a symbol of continental glamour and mystery.
Her main period in the cinema was in the s, with as a highlight Moulin Rouge , but Gabor is better known for her nine marriages and countless personal appearances on talk shows and in gossip magazines.
Her siblings were socialite Magda Gabor and actress Eva Gabor. Her mother was wealthy. Zsa Zsa studied at a Swiss boarding school in the s. She was discovered by famous operatic Richard Tauber on a trip to Vienna in After spending three months at the Vienna Acting Academy, Gabor made her stage debut. Two years later she was crowned Miss Hungary , though she was later disqualified as she'd fibbed about her true age.
In , she married her first husband, year-old Turkish government official Burhan Asaf Belge. Eventually she followed her sister Eva to the USA.
Zsa Zsa arrived in Hollywood in with a letter of introduction to Basil and Ouida Rathbone, who granted her admittance into the upper echelons of Hollywood society. In the early s, Zsa Zsa began to appear on television series. She next played a supporting role in the comedy We're Not Married! One of her few leading roles was in as the despotic queen Talleah of the planet Venus in the cult camp classic Queen of Outer Space Edward Bernds, By the s, Zsa Zsa Gabor was appearing more as herself in Hollywood movies.
She appeared to follow her own persona around, and cameo appearances were the order of the day in films such as Pepe George Sidney, and Jack of Diamonds Don Taylor, On TV she had two guest shots on Batman as Minerva, a villainess who stole people's minds with the help of her mineral spa.
However, she shone brightest on talk shows or within tabloid gossip pages where she delivered catty comments and juicy stories about her many marriages and romances with famous figures such as Sean Connery, Richard Burton, Frank Sinatra and even Henry Kissinger. This continued throughout the following decades. On 14 June , she was convicted of slapping a police officer, Paul Kramer, during a traffic dispute, when she did not know her license tag was expired.
She spent three days in jail and later had to do hours of community services. Such infamous incidents contributed to her becoming one of the most all-time recognizable of Hollywood celebrities in recent years, and sometimes ridiculed as a result. In , Gabor was reported to be in a coma in a Los Angeles hospital after a horrifying car accident.
The year-old, star was injured when the car she was traveling in hit a utility pole in West Hollywood, California. The reports about her coma, eventually proved to be inaccurate. She had a daughter Francesca Hilton with her second husband, hotel magnate Conrad Hilton. The legitimacy of this title is strongly questioned by many royal genealogists. Gabor also had a long-running feud with German-born actress Elke Sommer that began in when both appeared on Circus of the Stars and escalated into a multi-million dollar libel suit by when Gabor and her husband made disparaging remarks about the actress to several German publications.
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