Vale: John Bowring ACS
Announcement from the Australian Cinematographers Society
It is with great sadness that I advise you all of the sudden passing of industry icon and stalwart, John Bowring ACS.
John was a working cinematographer and owner of Lemac with his wife Sue. He was a truly generous supporter of the ACS and the whole Australian Film & Television Industry. If a job needed doing, JB would see it was done. If a problem needed solving, JB solved it. If someone needed helping, JB would help.
John will be missed by all those he touched with his wisdom, his intellect, his single mindedness and his generosity of spirit. He has left a gap that will take some time to fill, if at all.
Our thoughts are with Sue and their children, Jack and Kate at this very sad time and I offer our deepest and heartfelt condolences and our support. Sue has already indicated that Lemac will continue to grow, in memory of
John and his achievements.
It has been decided by the National Executive of the ACS that the 2011 ACS National Awards for Cinematography will be dedicated to John as a mark of respect for his contribution to the field of cinematography.
Rest in peace old mate. Your legacy lives on.
Ron Johanson ACS