Monday, May 11, 2009

Frank Mullen R.I.P.

I'm very sad to learn that Frank Mullen died this weekend. He was a good friend and a good photographer.

I first met Frank back in 2001 when I was working as the editor for Southeast Performer.

He shot covers for stories that I either wrote or edited on Of Montreal, Elf Power, Jucifer, Crybaby, Jet By Day, Psyche Origami and Stomped Out Like A Small Fire.

I had the opportunity to write about Frank twice for Creative Loafing. Once when his old school Florida hardcore band Roach Motel did a reunion show at Echo Lounge in 2004, which you can read about here .

The second time was back when CL used to run a column about local artists who had amazing homes. Frank's was one of the coolest homes I had visited in the city. We did a short interview that you can read here

He died of cancer at the age of 48. I will be writing about him for CL sometime over the next few weeks, so if you have any stories about Frank, please drop me a line.