Jan 28 2014

Passing of Robert Warren

Published by at 6:11 pm under announcement

We received an update from Mike Robinson that his brother-in-law, Robert Warren, passed away Sunday, January 26th.  After battling Parkinson’s disease for the past 6 years, he was recently stricken with cancer.

He was a man of many talents.  Not only did he help advance modern daguerreotypy with his Blackshadow Daguerreian equipment, but he was also an established photographer.  He worked many years as a professional including shooting for the 72 Olympics. 

He leaves behind his partner Dinah Christie. They were together 41 years.

Dinah wrote this poem two weeks ago:

You Angels with your war-torn wings
Still standing guard together
Your cares, your calls, connecting strings
For all of us, forever.
I watch while Bobby slips away
I’m sharing all your love.
We’ll hold on to a brighter day
To dance through clouds above.


Thanks to all who submitted images to the gallery page for Robert. Mike let me know that he did see it before he passed and it provided solace.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Passing of Robert Warren”

  1. Pollywogon 29 Jan 2014 at 4:11 am

    Our condolences and we are very sad to hear the news. Our prayers goes to him and his family. Robert’s contribution and fine craftsmanship to the modern daguerreotype practice will be remembered and fully utilised to its proper use. It is a great loss.

    Kind regards and take care,
    K. Ismail & Anis Ramzi

  2. Kaden Kratzeron 30 Jan 2014 at 9:10 pm

    My condolences to you and your family Mike.

  3. DStulikon 02 Feb 2014 at 11:58 am

    So sorry for your and your family loss…..so sad…..his work was more then 100%…and so beautiful…

  4. Pobboravskyon 03 Feb 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Robert was an extraordinary human being and a superb crafts-person. The very beautiful daguerreotype equipment he built was eminently functional. I met him but once and came away impressed by this quiet and gentle man who was a gifted artist and master builder. Mike, I am very sorry for your and your family’s loss.

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