A dear friend and fellow photographer, Joe was remarkable for not only his eye, but his entire philosophy of making every day of his life count. He knew his time was limited, due to a degenerative condition; his gusto for exploring new realms was commendable. Most recently, in October/November 2010, Joe returned to Ghana for the fourth time, to capture its essence and to bring back hand-carved djembe drums for good friends. Shortly after his return, Joe’s health declined rapidly and he died in December.
When I had my own first photography show at Whole Foods last November, Joe made a point of coming to the opening reception, even though he was literally on his way home from the airport and jetlagged. It meant a lot to me to have his support. My partner, Dave, arranged for Whole Foods to host a retrospective of Joe’s work, including some of the shots from his recent trip to Ghana. I’ve been honored to lend assistance to this project, and Joe’s work will be on display through May 18. If you’re in the Venice area and would like to see some beautiful work, stop by during Whole Foods’ operating hours, 7am-10pm 7 days a week.
Whole Foods Venice
225 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291