Tured amaz­ing snaps in job he loved

Sunday Mail (UK) - - The Judge -

his new end­ing s. oom of g News ord. rt said: ssed to be­ing pho­tog­ra­phers out on the road. He would do the odd foot­ball game – and his pic­tures of Jinky John­stone and Jock Stein showed he had an eye for sport – but news and show­biz were his thing.

“He loved min­gling with the stars and had a story for ev­ery one of them, whether it was lo­cal tal­ent or world­wide su­per­stars. He treated them all the same. He had time for ev­ery­one and was an ex­tremely so­cia­ble per­son, which helped put any­one he was pho­tograph­ing in­stantly at ease.

“He was hugely pop­u­lar among his friends and col­leagues and would al­ways visit when we had moved down to Lon­don

He re­mained hugely en­thu­si­as­tic about news­pa­pers and sup­port­ive of his many friends in the in­dus­try, right up un­til his death last week after an ill­ness.

Sun­day Mail ed­i­tor Bren­dan McGinty said: “Ron­nie was a fan­tas­tic pho­tog­ra­pher, pic­ture ed­i­tor and a true news­pa­per per­son.

“He was also a very proud Glaswe­gian. Al­most all of his best work was pro­duced in Glas­gow and his favourite art­work re­flected his love of the city.

“Like most in­dus­tries, there are ri­val­ries within Scot­tish jour­nal­ism and over the years the oc­ca­sional child­ish squab­ble. But Ron­nie rose above al l that. In re­tire­ment, he took gen­uine de­light at see­ing for­mer col­leagues do­ing well, wher­ever they plied their trade.

“It is tragic that his re­tire­ment was too short. But he leaves be­hind an in­cred­i­ble legacy thanks to the medium he loved.”

Ron­nie is sur­vived by brother Billy, sis­ter Eve­lyn, part­ner Nor­man Camp­bell, hun­dreds of friends… and the last­ing legacy of those thou­sands of won­der­ful pho­tos. Ron­nie’s fu­neral ser­vice will take place at Craig­ton Cre­ma­to­rium in Car­don­ald, Glas­gow, on Mon­day, Jan­uary 21, at 12.30pm.

LEGACY Ron­nie’s bat­tered metal case which held his ar­chive of pho­to­graphs

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