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Leonard Mocklow (1936-2021): photographer who swapped Bermuda for Hollywood

Leonard Mocklow, formerly of the Bermuda News Bureau (Photograph supplied)

A former photographer for the Bermuda News Bureau who left the island for a career in TV commercials and photography in Hollywood was an ambassador for the island, his family have said.

Leonard Mocklow may have lived in the US but proudly sported the Bermuda crest on his golf shirts, his nephew Anthony Mocklow recalled.

Mr Mocklow and brothers Edward, Joseph and Stanley grew up in Bermuda and attended the Whitney Institute in Smith’s.

A keen sportsman, he represented Bermuda at field hockey

Mr Mocklow joined the Bermuda News Bureau as a photographer in 1955.

The agency handled Bermuda tourism as well as government communications.

Mr Mocklow left the island in the 1960s for Los Angeles, where he set up a business to provide photographic support services to the film, advertising and TV commercial industries.

He moved to Los Angeles County Environmental Health Services after 25 years and retired in 1998.

Mr Mocklow and his wife Darlene settled in Florida.

Mr Mocklow is survived by nieces and nephews David, Anthony, Karen, Colin and Graham.

· Leonard Joseph Mocklow, a photographer in Bermuda and the US, was born on April 7, 1936. He died on October 16, 2021, aged 85

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Published January 05, 2022 at 7:47 am (Updated January 05, 2022 at 7:47 am)

Leonard Mocklow (1936-2021): photographer who swapped Bermuda for Hollywood

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