Celebrity photographer Joseph Sinclair, who photographed pop stars, Dua Lipa and Nicole Scherzinger, has died suddenly at the age of 49.
“Joseph sadly passed away last Friday,” his agent, John Parkinson, confirmed.
“I spoke to him around 4 pm on the phone, then later found out that he had died that evening. We are all very sad – he was a very talented man.”
Sinclair had been working as a professional photographer for nearly fifteen years.
Inspired by films and music while growing up in England in the 80s and 90s, Sinclair specialized in celebrity portraiture.
His work appeared in GQ, Esquire, Vogue, Sunday Times and Vanity Fair.
He also shot publicity campaigns for Netflix, Disney, Amazon & HBO, the Daily Mail reported.
For everyone that doesn’t know, the photographer Joseph Sinclair has sadly passed away. Joseph, thank you so much for your wonderful work not just in heartstopper but everything, here are some fav pictures and RIP ❤️🕊️ pic.twitter.com/62gs9vhaaL— Linn 🌹 (@olsonspring26) January 21, 2024
“I began taking photographs when I was around eight years old. Fascinated by capturing people on film.” he wrote on his website.
“It’s the passion to create that drives me.”
“The wonderful thing about having a camera is you never know where it will take you, who you will meet and what the next exciting project will be.”
Tributes have been flooding in for the talented photographer.
Singer Lisa Scott-Lee wrote:
“I’m so sad to hear about the passing of photographer @josephsinclair. Joseph was a talented photographer & me feel at ease standing up there alone after years of being in Steps. He shot my Electric single cover and was a joy to work with.”
Darren Styles, the owner of Attitude Magazine, added:
“We’re not sure how nor why, but the fabulous @josephsinclair has passed – and everyone at @AttitudeMag is bereft and sends love to his partner, Ryan. His work for us, over years, lit up our pages as surely as he did every room. May he rest easy, he was a creative genius.”