Frank Parisi has been a photographer for over 40 years and has captured images in Europe, the Caribbean, the United States, South America, and Antarctica. His favorite subject is the Jersey Shore.
Frank’s work has been displayed many times and won many accolades. The exhibits in which he has participated include “Island Heights and Beyond” at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, “Down the Shore: Before and After Sandy,” at Ocean County College in Toms River, “Eyesights” at the Guild for Creative Arts in Shrewsbury, juried shows at the Ocean County Artists’ Guild in Island Heights, Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, and the Annual Juried Art Show at the Belmar Arts Center. From May through July 2014, Frank’s solo show, “Rhapsody,” hung at the Virginia Perle Art Gallery in Toms River, New Jersey. During February 2016, his solo show “Great Faces: Informal portraits from near and far,” was featured in the main galleries of the Ocean County Artists Guild. In May of 2017 his work was featured at a joint show with well-know artist Karen Pomeroy at the Grunin Art Center of Ocean County College. The show is entitled "Seeing Double" and it featured Frank's photographs and Karen's interpretation of those images. Frank is also a frequent contributor to shows at the Belmar Arts Center, the Guild of Creative Arts, and the TRAC Gallery, and is a member of each of those organizations.
Many of Frank’s photographs capture colorful scenes on water, especially sailboats racing. The interplay of light and water in the morning and late afternoon, and the dynamic contrast between sails and sky, are featured in his work. He also frequently photographs the serenity and drama of sunsets and sunrises. Frank excels in candid photography and capturing abstract shapes within every-day objects. Frank also enjoys black and white photography, especially of racing sailboats, and also enjoys photographing wildlife at the Jersey Shore and in Florida. Frank does commercial photography as well, including product photography and real estate photography.
Frank received his B.A. from New York University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from George Washington University. He works for the State of New Jersey. He lives in Island Heights, New Jersey, with his wife, Barbara Crow Parisi.