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Skating photographer Gerard Chataigneau passes away

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by luckiest1, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. quartz

    quartz Take off, eh!

    Oh no, how very sad. I really enjoyed his work.
  2. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that. Have seen Gerard at many, many events over the years, always working hard to get top notch photos.
  3. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Extending my deepest condolences to Mr. Chataigneau's family and friends. While I never really consciously knew about him in life, I have been touched by many of his photographs, so I now feel I know something of his heart. He will be missed but a wonderful part of him remains behind.
  4. William

    William Member

    This is a big loss. One of the best fs photographers and a lovely person. Sympathies to his family.
  5. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

    Definitely shocking news :( Gerard's work will live on through his photographs, thank goodness! His photographs were always superb as evidenced in the Figure Skating Calendar and his books. His kindness, his talent, and his love for the sport are well known and have been expressed eloquently in the many posts in the guest book at the funeral home.
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    His beautiful photographs helped many of us to better appreciate the best in skating.
    My condolences to his family and friends.
  7. nyrak

    nyrak Active Member

    So sorry to hear this. I enjoyed his photos & calendars very much. I've also met him at a few skating events over the years, he seemed like such a nice, gentle man. My condolences to his family.
  8. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

    He took beautiful photographs. RIP.
  9. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Such a sad loss. Never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I have several fs books containing his beautiful photos. My condolences to his family. RIP, Mr. Chataigneau.
  10. Really

    Really I need a new title

    Condolences to his family and friends...:(
  11. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. He truly had a gorgeous *eye* for skating photography and it such a true loss for the entire community. I'm even now looking at some of his work, as this year's Figure Skating Calendar is w/in eye sight of where my laptop is and it's a truly wonderful picture of Dai gracing November.

    My condolences and thoughts to his Family and Friends.

    We truly lost a talented man and the sport was so lucky to have him as one of the gifted people who helped to record the History of Skating through his lens. May he rest in peace. :(
  12. skatak

    skatak Well-Known Member

    It was quite sad to see his name on the accreditation list in Paris :-/
    Condelences to his relatives :-(