Roughly a week ago, CT photographer Eric Langlois had a bike accident at Lovers Leap State park and hit his head pretty hard, cracking his bike helmet. He returned the following day to try and retrieve his mountain bike. A witness she saw him fall into the water and cry out for help. She called 911. He went under and was not heard from again.
Photographers from all over CT as well as NY and MA came to help for an all out search effort. There were volunteers from Long Island and surrounding areas to help with dive teams, boating search parties and treks on foot. The Connecticut photographic community is, so I understand, a bit of an anomaly in that we socialize, respect and generally get along with each other. We share stories and compare tales – we don’t really hold ‘business secrets’ and many people would be surprised to discover how candid we are with each other about which clients hired whom…we very often find out who was hired when we were not! And more often than not – they are our friends.
On Monday June 17th, there was a candlelight vigil at the bridge at Lovers Leap.
Today, June 18th, we received the sad news that his body was discovered in Lake Lillinonah.
There is a fund setup to help out his 2 surviving children, wife as well as his unborn child she is carrying.
please donate anything you can to help out. I know they always say this, but no amount is too small.
Funeral information can be found HERE
He and I did a podcast a year or two ago
these are a few photos I found I had taken of Eric at the Inspire Photo Seminars in MA in 2011, doing what he loved doing best—