Tributes pour in for Norwich photographer and videographer Harvey Lewis Truswell

Harvey Lewis Truswell. Photo: Truswell family

Harvey Lewis Truswell. Photo: Truswell family - Credit: Truswell family

Tributes have poured in for a well-known photographer and videographer Harvey Lewis Truswell, who died on Thursday.

Mr Truswell, 23, was found at a flat in Normandie Tower, Rouen Road, last night.

Police, a fire crew and paramedics were called to the scene at about 9pm and found him dead.

Mr Truswell, a photographer, videographer and director, had been a student at City College and City Academy.

At City Academy he is thought to have been a prefect and deputy head boy.

Normandie Tower, on Rouen Road, Norwich. Photo: Geraldine Scott

Normandie Tower, on Rouen Road, Norwich. Photo: Geraldine Scott - Credit: Geraldine Scott

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Jenny Barrs, who taught Mr Truswell graphic design during his time at City College, said: 'Harvey was one of those students you never forget as a teacher. He had a great outlook on life, an impressive natural skill for graphic design and a bright personality to match.

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'I have the fondest memory of Harvey on a particular day eager to show me some graphic design he was working on outside college. He had been working with an organisation that supported learners with AS and he had the opportunity of working with a design team that had links with a music producers.

Normandie Tower, on Rouen Road, Norwich. Photo: Geraldine Scott

Normandie Tower, on Rouen Road, Norwich. Photo: Geraldine Scott - Credit: Geraldine Scott

'He was so excited to show me his efforts and his photographs that had been taken during the day on a trip to London, which included one of him with Ed Sheeran.'

A JustGiving page set up in Mr Truswell's memory is aiming to raise £5,000 for Mind - the charity was chosen by his family.

On the page, set up by a friend it said Mr Truswell was 'such a caring and loving person, he would help anyone he was a very talented person.

'He loved music and partying, he loved life and the people around him, he made the most of life.

'He loved photography - many people in Norwich will know him for taking photos in nightclubs. And he was not a shy person, he would get up anywhere and in front of anyone and have a sing and play you his guitar, which he was good at.

'In his time of doing photography he met a lot of famous people travelling all over the place to do what he loves but sadly he was taken from his family and friends.'

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Mr Truswell had worked with acts such as Rudimental, Major Lazer and Chase and Status and described himself as a 'creative entrepreneur'.

But he was also known on the local music scene, working with up and coming artists, as well as working as a club photographer.

In an interview with the Student Pocket Guide in January this year, Mr Truswell - who was known professionally as Harvey Lewis, which was also the name of his company - said: 'One of my favourite artists to work with was actually one of the first – Ghostface Killah from Wu Tang Clan.

'We formed a strong bond of mutual respect, due to our similar morals and views in life. I remember sitting talking after a show in a sushi bar a couple years ago chatting about life, and in his iconic voice he said to me 'It's your life man, you gotta live it, always remember that everything is a blessing…'

'Almost a year later, himself and Raekwon's manager then got me access to work with Drake at Wireless festival, this really was a defining point for me and my career.'

Police today said they were continuing to investigate the circumstances around Mr Truswell's death.

A spokesman said: 'Officers were called to a property in Normandie Tower off Rouen Road, at about 9pm last night following concerns for the safety of a resident. Upon arrival the body of a man aged in his 20s was discovered.

'A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death, however, officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding it.'

• To donate to the JustGiving page, click here.

• Would you like to pay tribute to Mr Truswell? Email geraldine.scott@archant.co.uk

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