Sunday, July 22, 2012

In Memoriam - Joseph Michael Gambardella

This past Friday the photography world lost a passionate photographer, and I lost a good friend. Joe Gambardella. I first met Joe last year when he was attending Bryan Peterson’s workshop and I was assisting Bryan. I really liked Joe and had a blast shooting with him.

Ironically, this year as Bryan and I were doing the meet and greet for his 2012 workshop in Seattle, Bryan informed me of the tragic news. I was shocked and very bummed out about this news.

My heart goes out to his with BethAnn and his family. Joe was a great guy and a photographer who was bursting with energy, enthusiasm and ideas. He will be sorely missed!

Here’s my last picture I took with Joe (left) when he assisted me in Times Square last year with my friend Clifford Pickett:

You can see our shots in the article entitled “Travel Photography: Photographing People At Night In New York City (Manhattan)”. Joe loved this shoot and was smiling ear to ear when we finished.

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2 comments:

GotMoxie said...

Ron-
What a sweet tribute and acknowledgement.
I feel like Joe was just "growing into his own" as a photographer. I don't think he KNEW how GREAT he actually ALREADY was. He had a natural eye.
We are are saddened to lose him so young but so thankful we have a glimpse of "Life through Joe's eyes" in his images.
Thx again for the tribute.
Shannon (step-daughter via BethAnn)

GotMoxie said...

Ron-
What a sweet tribute and acknowledgement.
I feel like Joe was just "growing into his own" as a photographer. I don't think he KNEW how GREAT he actually ALREADY was. He had a natural eye.
We are are saddened to lose him so young but so thankful we have a glimpse of "Life through Joe's eyes" in his images.
Thx again for the tribute.
Shannon (step-daughter via BethAnn)