Frank Frisk, Marysville resident, launched a career in photography in 1970. He specialized in Photojournalism upon completion of a "Wild Drag Racing" experience. His knowledge and qualified contacts in automotive racing circles allowed for his articles and photography to be published in numerous major publications. Self-taught, accepting advise from the Macomb Daily chief photographer Bob Sassanella and having the privilege of working with many professionals, he also explored talent agency/fashion venues. Tom Swain, Mayfair Camera Shop in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, was a very positive influence. He says he will always remember working on the great golf outings sponsored by Detroit Tiger Vic Wertz, with Tom at the Vic Wertz golf outings for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Detroit. Tom's favorite line, "Frank, how is the black and white doing?" Frank was employed at Vic Wertz Distributing in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, as the Miller Brewery Logistics Order Planning and Transportation Manager for Macomb County. One of many volunteers helping to support the " Wertz Warriors", a snowmobile ride benefit created by Vic Wertz for the funding of the Michigan Special Olympics Winter Games. Special Olympics is truly special. Frank attributes his devotion to helping those in need from lessons learned from his parents and Fr. William T. Cunningham, co-founder of Focus Hope and one of his professors in school. Support for both organizations continues. Read news article "Wertz Warriors Head North". Also, check out the Tribute to Mark "The Bird" Fidrych and Wertz Warriors on Facebook.
Relocating to Marysville, Michigan, on the St. Clair River, in 1990 provided a life long quest for Great Lakes Shipping and the Lighthouses that guide and protect crews and ships.
1992 presented a request from a friend for a display of all thirteen thousand foot vessels that ply the waters of the Great Lakes for their yearly winter bungalow esscape. This untapped option allowed for many Great Lakes wintering residents in Florida, California and Texas to display their favorite views while on hiatus.
Native American history was not a strong point until August 1995 when Lance White, Master of Cermonies, for the first Blue Water Indian Celebration on the banks of the St. Clair River located on the grounds of the Thomas Edison Inn, Port Huron, Michigan, appointed Frank as the official photographer for the three day event. Requested for his reaction, "It was very spiritual." Please review on these two links: what a Pow-wow represents and the complete photo album created from the event. This event continues yearly in Port Huron. Please contact the Port Huron Museum for information. 810-982-0891
Interlake Steamship Company in 1995 offered the opportunity for a position working as a 2nd cook/porter, thus presenting un-rivaled access to normally off-limits photos.
Challenged to present a display commissioned by the owner of the Thomas Edison Inn, Mr. Reynolds, Frank laid out a work plan as a tribute to Great Lakes Shipping. Assorted one piece photos 12ft. x 6ft. line the massive walls in the aisles leading to the ball rooms. The Thomas Edison Inn is located at the foot of the Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron, Michigan. Information: 810-984-8000.
Selected establishments in the blue water area display many of Frank's photos. Junction Buoy restaurant in Marysville, Fogcutter restaurant in Port Huron, Jessica Jakacki and Tara Kemps Allstate Agency in downtown Port Huron, Blue Water Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, located next to the Thomas Edison Inn at the foot of the Blue Water Bridge, Acme Locksmith-Demras Nook and Cranny craft shop, downtown Port Huron, St. Clair Art Association, St. Clair Inn and the Voyager restaurant in the city of St. Clair, Michigan.
Marysville, Michigan Police Department Proudly displays a selection of works selected at the completion of their new headquarters located in the public safety center, 1355 Deleware Avenue, Marysville, Michigan.
Sarnia, Ontario, at the well stocked food and spirits establishment, Up's and Down's, on Front Street, requested a mural of the Canadian Coast Guard cutter, Griffion, a tribute to the headquarters of the Canadian Coast Guard location across the street.
Recently questioned on "his favorite photo", "I've not taken it yet!" "Your knack for the great shots?" " F-8 and being there!"