Updated Feb 14 2012: Cassie Marsden announcement:
It is with great sadness that I have to announce the sudden death of Simon.
I will continue to run the Marsden Archive as usual, and we will reopen for business on Wed 22nd Feb.
Sales of limited edition prints and signed properties have been temporarily suspended but they will be available again soon via the website.
With kind regards,
Feb 8 2012: Photographer and owner of the photo library The Marsden Archive died on January 22 2012 aged 63.
Rod Collins first ran the news with on his blog with an obituary and appreciation of Simon which he has kindly let us reproduce here:
Simon Marsden RIP ~ Obituary February. 7, 2012
I bring you the terrible news that the world famous Lincolnshire photographer Simon Marsden is very sadly dead . .
I am indebted to Rick Spauls for this sad news as inexplicably there is no news of it at the time of writing !
Simon Marsden is known the world over for his wonderfully eerie and ’spooky’ photographs not only that but he is also something of a ‘Lincolnshire Worthy’ – to give him his full name Sir Simon Neville Llewelyn Marsden was also Baronet of Grimsby !
Born in 1948 Marsden’s work has not only been extensively published and critically acclaimed but also exhibited in galleries and museums as prestigious as the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris and the Victoria and Albert in London, England !
He’s found appreciation and fans amongst photographers, artists, historians and those interested in the supernatural.
Despite the worldwide renown and acclaim Simon still lived wife his wife near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.
As well as a stunningly original photographer he was also a widely A respected authority on the supernatural, indeed as a child he grew up in two famously haunted manor houses ( Panton Hall and Thorpe Hall in Lincolnshire ) and with a father who had a library of occult books, this has lead to many media appearances connected to the arcane and ghostly.
To see some stunning examples of Simon Marsden’s photographic work you should visit The Marsden Archive, they are truly fabulous.
Please note the photographs used here have been used in the obvious spirit intended and with great respect, they remain copyright of Simon Marden and his publisher and can be removed immediately should there be any copyright objections.
Rod Collins The blog also carries a fast filling comments section where you can add your thoughts.
PAN articles The Marsdan Archive and Simon Marsden:
July 19 2010: Marsden In Russia
Oct 21 2008: The Marsden Archive – 2009 Calendars
Nov 7 2007: Simon Marsden New Book
March 17 2006: Simon Marsden – lecture
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