VALE Keith Taylor ACS (1927 - 2012)

From ACS President, Ron Johanson ACS:

It is with great sadness I advise you of the passing of one of our most esteemed cinematographers. Accredited member and ACS Hall of Fame member, Keith Taylor ACS who passed away in Melbourne on Thursday, April 5.

He will be remembered as the pioneering cinematographer behind the ABC's Natural History Unit. When Keith was asked to name his career highlight he quotes without hesitation how he attended the inaugural International Wildlife Symposium in London in 1976, after his peers viewed some of his work, he received a standing ovation.

In the ensuing years Keith became a mentor to numerous young cinematographers, teaching them the finer points in the art of cinematography, especially lighting.

Some of his best known films were as follows;
1991 "The Driven Man"
1992 "The Lizards of Oz" 
1994 Great Railway Journeys "Hong Kong to Ulaanbataar"
1995 "Real Lives ---Real Sex".

Our thoughts go out to Keith's family at this time of great sadness. He will be missed.

The funeral will take place on Thursday, April 12 at 10.30am at:
Bunurong Memorial Park
790 Frankston - Dandenong Road
Dandenong South VIC 3175

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