Joe Frisella Portrait Photography

My friend Joe Frisella died this week. Just by chance Joe had asked me to photograph him for a business head shot recently and I ended up photographing him the day before he died. The limited knowledge that I have about his death is that he died very quickly from a brain hemorrhage. This was a BIG surprise to me and many others in our community. Joe was a VIBRANT part of Rhode Island. When I would see Joe and say Hi. He would say “It  IS  nice to see me isn’t it!” and then give me a smile and a wink. I loved his playful and bold way, and I will miss him.  I am reminded of the finite nature of life and of the fact that we need to express our love to those around us. Death is always hard to cope with. I haven’t come up with a good strategy on that one but I will say that when I reach out to the world and talk about how I am feeling, (which at this moment is sad) then I feel a little better… So anyway… Good bye Joe, I will miss you, and thank you for brightening the days that I was able to spend with you. Here is the portrait I took of Joe the day before he died.

the Fantastic Joe Frisella!

About Seth Jacobson Photography

Portrait, Wedding photographer. Living in Rhode Island. A bit Obsessive about photography!!!

Posted on April 26, 2011, in portrait photography. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Death is so hard because we know this person is not going to be here to see this afternoon, or tomorrow to make us laugh, or whatever. I still look over and get ready to comment on something to Tony and then I remember he is not there and I crumble.

  2. Deedra Durocher

    Seth, if you believe there are no coicidences, theb there was a reason you took this photo on the day before my friend Joe died. His passing has been such a shock for so many of us in his beloved community! Joe was certainly one to understand the importance of enjoying every minute we have and his unlimited enthusiasm for life, not to mention his yodeling, will be so very much missed. I could not be around him without smiling and enjoying his company.

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