Flight 804 “Adieu”
Pascal Hess was a freelance music photographer from Evreux in the French region of Normandy who was travelling to Egypt on vacation to see a friend and visit the Red Sea.
Local media reported that the 50-year-old nearly missed out on the trip after he misplaced his passport. He found it after several days of searching.
Friend Didier Roubinoff confirmed that Hess was among those on Flight 804 via Facebook and posted a photo of him with the caption “Adieu, my friend.”
A 2010 video on YouTube shows Hess in a black shirt and trademark shades talking about capturing the energy and excitement of local rock concerts with his lens.
In a 2010 interview uploaded to YouTube, Mr Hess spoke of his passion for his work.
“I don’t follow the concert,” he said. “I follow everyone’s individual gestures, their little particularities – the singing, the guitar-playing, the drums. And if you follow the same band, you learn to become at one with them.”