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Icon Images Owner Peter Carrette Dies

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Paparazzi photographer Peter Carrette owner of Australian photo agency Icon Images died at home in Sydney on Sunday night aged 63.
✮ Report here by The Sydney Morning Herald ……Colleagues became concerned after Carrette failed to answer repeated phone calls on Sunday. His body was found slumped by the computer that was for years ”command central” for Icon Images…… Sydney shooter Peter Carrette dead at 63
✮ Profile and personal obit by Greg Tingle who worked on a shoot with Peter on Friday Australian Media and Photographer Legend Dies, by Greg Tingle
✮ NewsPix (Australian photo agency) obit and photos of Peter ….’As his body was removed from his flat yesterday, more than a dozen of his fellow paps gathered to form a guard of honour – their telescopic lenses held aloft.’….. Premier snapper led from the lens
✮ Nova 93.7FM Audio interview with Peter in March this year, he even manages to get’s a great plug in for the Icon!:

Pictures to go with that interview here: novafm.com.au
Industry reaction:
Robin Nuun at Nunn Syndication: “Simply the Best!”
Veneta Bullen: “I first worked with Peter when he was working in London for OZ based company Australian Consolidated Press, Kerry Packer’s organisation which he had inherited from his father, Sir Frank Packer. He used to file photos not take them until of course he emigrated to Australia. Sad news that he has died suddenly and so young.”
Adam Scull at Photolink: “So sad to hear of his passing. I knew Peter in the late ’70’s, when I was a staff photographer at the New York Post. He worked NYC for quite some time before going back to Australia. Hands down, he was one of those wonderful photographers, filled with warm stories, always managed to look at the bright side of things, and a very pleasant chap to be around. I, for one, will miss him.”
If you worked with Peter or represent his agency and would like to add anything to this article please send me an email will@photoarchivenews.com