Founder and namesake of Paul C. Buff lighting gear passes away at 78

by Gannon Burgett

posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:58 AM EDT


Yesterday, the Paul C. Buff photography company shared with the world a tragic piece of news. Paul C. Buff, the namesake and founder of the company has passed away at the age of 78.

Known most for its contribution to the photography world through AlienBees strobes, Einstein strobes and Vagabond battery packs, Buff’s products and services made an incredibly impact on the photography industry by bringing affordable, quality studio gear to the masses.

Below is a section of the statement provided on the Paul C. Buff website:

With great sadness we announce that our founder, Paul C. Buff, passed away this week at the age of 78. He has been living with his beloved wife of 16 years, Deborah, and their extended family in their secondary home in Mobile, Alabama for over a year and passed away in this home with his family around him. Those of us who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Paul have lost an invaluable mentor, an inspiring leader, and a treasured friend. The world has lost one of its most creative and adventurous pioneers.

Godspeed, sir.

(via Resource Magazine)