Photographer’s Sudden Death Leaves Celebrities, Fans Dazed and Confused

Matt Irwin was 36.

DazedConfusedNovember2007London-based photographer Matt Irwin was just 36. In the wake of his sudden death May 5, there have been many outpourings of love for his life and legacy, including a stream of tributes and condolences posted on social media by One Direction fans using the hashtag #RIPMattIrwin.

Irwin’s agency, Camilla Lowther Management, has shared a rich page of Irwin highlights, starting with a recent shoot for Vogue Spain with Camille Rowe. They also remind when and where it all exploded professionally for the Southport native:

Matt’s desire to become a fashion photographer took him to London where he worked as an editor, and later, as in-house photographer at style bible Dazed & Confused. By 2007, Matt was shooting covers for Dazed & Confused and continued working for the magazine throughout his career. He went on to work on editorial projects for Vogue Russia, Vogue Japan, and Glamour magazine.

Pictured above (click to enlarge) is Irwin’s first cover for Dazed & Confused (November 2007), which helped launch him into the stratosphere. RIP.