Joseph Franger, 1923-2007
I am so sad to share the news that my grandfather Joseph Franger passed away of a heart attack on Friday night. He had his 84th birthday earlier this month. Grandpa Joe was an incredible man, so loving to his family and everyone around him.
A lot of my friends are going to be sad to hear this news, because every time without fail, when my friends would spend any amount of time with my Grandparents they would go on and on about how cool and wonderful they are. I couldn't agree more!
I am so happy to say though that he had a wonderful long life and over 50 years of marriage to my Grandmother Ruth. They raised 4 great kids who are all married and have kids of their own.
Grandpa Joe loved photography and was one of my biggest fans. He was always so supportive in pursuing my dreams to be a photographer. Without my Grandparents encouragement and support throughout all my school and college years I wouldn't be where I am today. I know my Grandpa used to enjoy following my blog, and he even left a comment once. :)
My Grandma has always enjoyed checking my blog too... So Grandma I'd just like to say I love you and thank you for all you've done for me.
I had the wonderful privilege of photographing my Grandparents a few years ago for an assignment at Brooks called "Studio Couple". The portrait of my Grandpa above was after I finished the shoot and I had 2 frames left on the roll in my Contax 645 camera. So I snapped off 2 frames of Grandpa and this is what I got. I love this portrait of him.
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