Street-style photographer Nabile Quenum died in Paris. He was 32.
“It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Nounagnon Nabile Eude Quenum,” his family said in a statement on Thursday, confirming his death.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall.
He is survived by his father, Adolphe Lazare Richard Quenum, and his siblings.
The news made its way around Florence, where photographers gathered to shoot Pitti Uomo. Fellow street-style photographers — including Adam Katz Sinding from Le21ème, Julien Boudet of Bleumode, Lee Oliveira, Acielle from Style Du Monde and Jonathan Paciullo from FrenchyStyle — paid tribute to Quenum with Instagram posts.
“I’m sure there is some ridiculously hilarious quote of Nabile’s I could share to make everyone smile at the end of reading this…he was a funny dude…But I can’t seem to find anything which would sum this all up. None of us were ready to read this today. Just make sure you make the best of the rest of your day, and take this message into tomorrow as well,” Katz Sinding wrote in a post on Instagram.
“Today is very sad for Street Style. We lost a very dear and esteemed friend to all of us. Like all street-style photographers, his contribution to the fashion industry was nothing short of outstanding. Rain, hail, shine or snow he was always buzzing around fashion week working as hard as he possibly could with a smile and his music box,” Oliveira posted on Instagram.
A private memorial service will be held on Jan. 13.