Fashion photographer Gowland dies

The snapper died at his Los Angeles home on 17 March (10) following complications from hip surgery, his wife of 68 years, Alice, tells the Los Angeles Times.

Gowland shot more than 1,000 major magazine covers and took pictures of celebrities including Robert Wagner and Rock Hudson.

He also snapped glamour shoots of models and invented elite cameras and equipment which he used over his six-decade long career.

The Hollywood-born photographer’s twin-lens Gowlandflex camera has since been used by famed snapper Annie Leibovitz.