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Ross Lowell, founder of Lowel-Light and the creator of gaffer tape, dead at 92: Digital Photography Review


Photographer, cinematographer, Lowel-Gentle founder and creator of gaffer tape Ross Lowell died on February 15 on the age of 92, in line with PDN. Lowell lived in Pound Ridge, New York, on the time of his passing, forsaking his spouse Marilyn Shapiro-Lowell and 4 youngsters. Above is a video he participated in whereby he talks about numerous lighting instruments and methods.

Over the course of his lengthy profession, Lowell pioneered quite a few lighting options for pictures and cinematography, in the end registering greater than 25 patents, founding lighting firm Lowel-Gentle and publishing the guide Matter of Gentle & Depth. Amongst Lowell’s innovations is gaffer tape, a sort of cotton material tape popularly used throughout manufacturing and staging work.

From the mid-1960s by way of 1985, Lowell additionally shot, directed, wrote and produced a number of documentaries and brief movies, together with Oscar-nominated Oh Brother, My Brother. Lowell acquired a number of awards throughout his profession, together with a Technical Achievement Academy Award, the John Grierson Gold Medal and Lightfair Technical Innovation Award.


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