Stephen Vaughan, Still Photographer on 'Blade Runner' Films and 'The Dark Knight,' Dies at 73

Stephen Vaughan Obit - Publicity - H 2018
Courtesy of Dionne Jones

He also shot for 'The Fugitive,' 'Starship Troopers,' 'Rain Man' and 'The Cider House Rules.'

Stephen Vaughan, a still photographer who worked on both Blade Runner films and other notable movies including The Fugitive, Rain Man, The Cider House Rules and The Dark Knight, has died. He was 73.

Vaughan died Dec. 13 of natural causes at his home in West Hollywood, his friend and companion Dionne Jones said.

Vaughan was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Society of Camera Operators and a founding member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. He launched his career in the movies in the 1970s after photographing French mime Marcel Marceau for a theater magazine.

Vaughan brought his camera to more than 60 films in 40-plus years, including the original Blade Runner (1982) and 2017's Blade Runner 2049.

He also worked on The Jerk (1979), Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980), To Be or Not to Be (1983), Running Scared (1986), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Face/Off (1997), Starship Troopers (1997), Days of Thunder (1990), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Mission: Impossible III (2006), The Prestige (2006) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012).