Portrait of Billy Miller | 12″ x 16″ | Photograph | 1979
Joseph Gene Sposita, Native Detroiter (February 16, 1956 – December 11, 2014)
Everyone who knew Joe adored Joe. He was not just extraordinarily handsome, he was talented, funny, kind, humble, fun, all the good things you say about someone.
Joe loved music. His passion for photography began by shooting the early Detroit performances of Bowie, The Stooges, Roxy Music, the New York Dolls, and numerous celebrities. He would stake out a spot at parties and shoot portraits of all of our crazy friends. He became the principal photographer for Fun and Orbit Magazines. He graduated from CCS in 1981. Joe assisted at the famous Boulevard studio in Highland Park, Michigan. He became a principal photographer at a large studio in Milwaukee Wisconsin and won numerous Addy Awards. His innovative style was respected and revered.
Loving friend, fellow artist and a wonderful human being, he is greatly missed.
– Written by Katy Hait and S. Kay Young
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