Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' eerie last photo on set of Rust has been unearthed by crew member Serge Svetnoy.
"Yes, I knew Halyna, not for a year. I worked with Her on almost all of her films. Sometimes we've shared food and water. We've been burning under the sun, freezing in the snow on the shoots. We took care of each other," he wrote via Facebook. "Yes, I can say with 100% confidence she was my friend. WAS!!!"
He continued: "Yes, I was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal shot that took her life and injured the director Joel Souza. I was holding her in my arms while she was dying. Her blood was on my hands. I want to tell my opinion on why this has happened. I think I have the right to do it."
Svetnoy blamed “negligence'' and “unprofessionalism” on set for the tragic accident. He also shared what was Hutchins' “last” photo on set before her untimely death.
On Thursday, October 21, the 42-year-old cinematographer and Souza were "shot when a prop firearm was discharged" by Baldwin at the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of Rust in New Mexico.
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Production on Rust has been suspended indefinitely while authorities investigate the shooting.
Baldwin is reportedly so shook up after the shooting incident that he is considering walking away from Hollywood for good. “It’s over for Alec,” an insider squealed to Radar. “There is more than a very good chance that he will never step foot on a movie set again.”
Bonanza Creek Ranch is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The dusty desert landscape provides the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood Western films.
The ranch has been the location site for many projects, including Breaking Bad and Netflix's Stranger Things.