Fashion photographer Calvin French has died Laura Dowrich-Phillips Created : 20 September 2018 T&T News Calvin French passed away on Thursday. Popular fashion photographer Calvin French has died. French lost his battle with cancer after ailing for a short period. A former model, French was born in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to Canada at the age of 14. He worked as a model in Montreal before moving to Milan, Italy, to continue his modelling career. He later migrated to New York where he worked as a photographer for magazines such as GQ, Details, L’Uomo Vogue, and Gentlemen’s Options before returning to Trinidad. Back home, French became a mainstay in the media working with the Trinidad Guardian's WomanWise Magazine and later the Trinidad Express' Woman magazine. He was instrumental in discovering new models and fashion faces alongside his friend Peter Elias and worked with a number of soca artists such as Destra Garcia and Alison Hinds. In 2008, French launched his book, Calvin French on The Avenue: Everyplace Has an Avenue, a celebration of the social scene on Ariapita Avenue. In 2017, he launched You, a digital magazine that focused on the best in fashion, style and entertainment.