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Photography by Joseph T. Meirose IV

Sometimes we see a beautiful photograph and think, “I wish that I could take photographs like that”. Well, that’s what I thought when I first saw some of Joseph T. Meirose IV’s Full Frame Works’ Photography

Fortunately, Joe has fallen in love with the River and the River has fallen for Joe. In fact, Kim Lunman, owner / publisher of  Island Life, the print Magazine, will do an article on Joe in May in her 2014 issue.

Cygnus II
© Joseph Meirose 2013

I first met Joe via email when he shared some of his photos on TI Life’s Facebook page.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was fortunate to study at the well-known School for Creative and Performing Arts in downtown Cincinnati where he took an interest in studio art, technical theater and film photography.  However, the arts were not his first passion.  in fact, not surprisingly, he has been highly successful at three very different careers.

It was competitive swimming that got him started.  After graduation he joined the Navy and for 14 years was all over the world with its Naval Special Warfare.   Injuries halted that career and he ended up studying medicine, becoming a licensed Surgical First Assistant in the operating room. By then, he had married and a family was started.

His wife is also in  healthcare and she set up a practice in Sackets Harbor, NY, and together they discovered the North Country, the Adirondacks and the Thousand Islands.

For Joe, his photos were “just pictures” but friends told him they were quite inspirational.  With the nudging of friends and family he started taking photography more seriously and two years ago turned that hobby into a career.

To date, he has established a reputation in commercial photography and landscape fine art. When he is asked about his next step professionally, he quickly says, “I will always be working to improve my craft. Like most photographers, I find flaws in each image I make and am constantly trying to improve my craft. Where do I see myself in a couple years? Well, considering what I was doing a couple years ago, and having no idea I’d be where I am today, I’m not going to worry about that. I have no idea where I’ll be in a couple years and that’s the really cool part.”

I suggested to him that he stay in the North Country as he is helping us capture the places we love the most.

© Joseph Meirose 2013
© Joseph Meirose 2013
© Joseph Meirose 2013
© Joseph Meirose 2013
© Joseph Meirose 2013

Be sure to see Full Frame Works’ Photography  to see more photographs capturing the spirit of our favorite places. 

By Susan Weston Smith,

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Catharine Van Sickle
Comment by: Catharine Van Sickle ( )
Left at: 1:59 AM Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Those photographs are truly amazing,so beautiful.
Carolyn McCarney
Comment by: Carolyn McCarney ( )
Left at: 2:24 PM Tuesday, October 15, 2013
It never ceases to amaze me how an artist can illuminate a vantage point that so many people can access to. Then have the ability to stop us in our tracks. Thanks for making me stop today, lifting my spirits and quickening my heart. Carolyn McCarney
Joe Meirose
Comment by: Joe Meirose
Left at: 7:15 PM Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Catherine & Carolyn, Thank you very much for your kind words. I've traveled all over the world and have to say that the 1000 Islands is definitely one of my favorite locations! The entire region is a precious gem and is such a pleasure to photograph. There is nothing quite like boating around early in the morning, photographing sunrise, listening to the magical call of the Loons.
Liz Huff
Comment by: Liz Huff ( )
Left at: 8:29 PM Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Yes, lovely photos indeed, particularly the vantage point on the splash photo for this story. Keep on exploring the region...and helping others to see it through fresh eyes.
Joe Meirose
Comment by: Joe Meirose
Left at: 7:27 AM Thursday, October 17, 2013
Thanks so much, Liz! I try to get on the river as often as possible. Every visit rejuvenates my soul. Cheers.
Comment by: Melissa ( )
Left at: 8:09 AM Thursday, November 7, 2013
I found out about Joe Meirose through these sites and Facebook. Glad to see he is getting more notice for his amazing talent!
Joe Meirose
Comment by: Joe Meirose
Left at: 1:37 PM Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thank you very much, Melissa. I really appreciate your support. ;)
Karen Collett
Comment by: Karen Collett ( )
Left at: 10:43 PM Thursday, November 7, 2013
Who needs to go anywhere else in the world! I parked at Blockhouse in Brockville this evening just moments before the sunset and was once again enraptured by the beauty of the river and the islands. Thanks so much for capturing the wonder of our beloved 1000 Islands!
Joe Meirose
Comment by: Joe Meirose
Left at: 8:37 AM Friday, November 8, 2013
Hi Karen. The 1000 Islands is such a magical place. Like stepping into another world. Thanks for your comments. Cheers.
Karen laFave
Comment by: Karen laFave ( )
Left at: 9:55 PM Friday, November 8, 2013
Love all the island pictures. Well actually they are all fantastic. You make every one special where it is taken . Keep up the great work.
Comment by: Lori ( )
Left at: 7:24 PM Saturday, November 9, 2013
Had my eye on his work for a while now, yeah, Joe's got the " IT" factor def ! Glad to see this piece about him in here, Thanks!
Joe Meirose
Comment by: Joe Meirose
Left at: 7:30 PM Saturday, November 9, 2013
Hello Karen. Thanks for the encouragement. It mean a lot to me. Cheers!
Joe Meirose
Comment by: Joe Meirose
Left at: 11:03 PM Saturday, November 9, 2013
That sure is nice to hear, Lori! I think I need to get on the river to shoot more. Good for my work, and good for my soul. Thank you very much! ;)
Andrew Kane
Comment by: Andrew Kane
Left at: 10:02 PM Friday, October 14, 2016
Always love your photography Joe!