On Friday, September 12th, 2014, Elinor (equivoque
) lost her battle with Pancreatic Cancer. For those that aren't familiar with Elinor, I'd like to take a moment to share her with you.
Elinor joined deviantART back in 2005 and quickly established herself as someone to watch. Her use of the unconventional polaroid, sent a strong message that it wasn't about your equipment, at a time when digital was all the rage.
Elinor, a vibrant part of this community, spent just over a year as a dedicated member of our volunteer team. Her passion for people and photography endeared her to many.
In 2013, Elinor was a participant in the Boston Marathon and was about a mile short of finishing before she came to a police barricade. Two explosions had gone off at the finish line, killing three people injuring more than 200. She vowed to complete the race in 2014 but was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in January. For those that knew Elinor, you will know that she was a strong-willed, passionate fighter and that's exactly what she did. Despite the treatments leaving her frail, she was determined to complete what she started. On April 21, she showed up for a specially arranged final-mile walk to the finish line, and achieved her goal.
To get to know Elinor a little more, please take time to visit her gallery on deviantART and her Facebook page. She also kept a journal here.
Her loss is heartbreaking and my thoughts go to her family and close friends at this time. However, she will live on in our memories and through her beautiful photography.
Run Free, Elinor