This was my friend James. I borrowed this picture from another friend (Bryan Frank) who was even closer to him. We are in mourning, and everyone who knew him is doing their best to process this loss.
James passed away unexpectedly on Friday.
I remember him as he always was: ever with a smile, friendly, always with a kind word for everyone. I’ve known James for quite a few years, and I don’t ever remember him being truly upset about anything. He always found the positive in any situation, and he added a little sunshine to everyone’s lives. He was an active member on twitter and facebook, and always had something lovely to say to those he communicated with.
I worked with James in both of his professions, as a media manager and as a photographer. He was good friends with my husband… they were the same age and shared a love of jazz and old music.
We’re all just very quiet right now… all of us. James is truly loved, and he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
Rest In Peace buddy…. we love you.