I’ve been photographing Frank Paparozzi aka ‘Frank DeVille’ since we met back in high school in the Washington DC suburbs. Growing up, he spent his summers in Seaside Heights NJ and continues to work there every summer on the boardwalk performing magic. I’ve visited him on the shore almost every summer since. Here, I’m presenting some of the older images I’ve taken of him and the Seaside Heights area and newer images taken this last summer.
Seaside Heights is special to me having spent so many summers up there. Talking to Frank after Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the Jersey Shore last October, I was very relieved to hear that his family’s home there was not damaged too much and that he’d be returning to work the boardwalk again. Last summer I was able to visit him and photograph both the destruction and rebuilding of the Seaside Heights area and Frank’s life there.
I hope to continue to spend my summer vacations in Seaside Heights and document it’s recovery.