At a Mere 46, "Larger-Than-Life" Photographer Brian Barnaud Died on Friday
"He's an extremely talented photographer, and he had one of those personalities that was larger-than-life," says Jeff, who graduated from Richardson High School in 1981 with Barnaud and fellow former News photographer Judy Walgren. "He was always the funniest guy in the room."
|One of the myriad photos Barnaud took of the Undermain's Greendale production|
"He had a way about getting people up for a shoot," Wynne says. "He was so generous, ya know? He gave his work away constantly and without expecting anything back. He was so supportive of people who were not in a position to afford a photographer with the skills he had. And he was always looking out for the other person. He was such a good-natured, crazy guy. Not that many people stay that way for long -- an idealist. But he was such a giving person. I'm floored."
Designer Judy Aldridge, of Chiaroscuro fame, bids farewell to her old friend on her blog. She wrote today: "The Dallas fashion community is small and close knit, and we are all reeling from the news. I can't say enough kind things about Brian -- he was just the dearest person you would ever want to meet. A friend for life, someone that would do anything for you."
Update: A memorial is planned for Thursday evening at Pepe & Mito's Mexican Cafe, 2911 Elm Street.