Tim's One Photograph a Day

A Tribute to Ron Coello, 1961-2020.

Tribute to Ron Coello.

Oyoun Raef Shabayta, taken by Ron Coello during a photo documentary in Palestine.

Oyoun Raef Shabayta, taken during a photo documentary in Palestine.

I have suspended my “One Photograph a Day” today for a special reason. The photograph above was taken by a friend of mine on one of his trips to Palestine whilst creating a photo documentary. He was following the work of the lady in the shot amongst the Palestinian refugees. It was one of his favourite shots, and today it is posted as a tribute to Ron Coello, who took the shot almost exactly four years ago to the day.

Very tragically he has been taken from us before his time. I met him when he was running one of his photography courses and I have Ron to thank for my increased interest in photography. Forever in my heart.

Ron Coello 1961-2020

Ron Coello 1961-2020

  • Taken: 13 Apr 2016
  • Camera: Nikon D3S
  • Lens: Unknown
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/4
  • 1/1250 sec
  • ISO 320

8 thoughts on “A Tribute to Ron Coello, 1961-2020.

  1. Aj

    Hi Tim, I’ve stumbled upon you ‘acidentally’. I’ve been trying to be in touch with my old pal Ron. I’ve tried to call his numbers and emailed. Not getting any response, the other night I did a search and found this. I’m a bit thrown! I’d like to find out a bit more – can we be in touch?

  2. Kana Natarajan

    Hi Tim,

    I used to work with Ron when he was a civil servant (90s) and was shocked to find that he is no longer with us.

      1. Abdul Alim

        Hi Tim, I kindly request you to send me a message about Ron. He was a dear friend, and after trying to reach him, I’ve learned he’s no longer with us. We used to work together in the civil service, and I also knew his ex-wife, Wendy. Please get in touch with me.

  3. Kana Natarajan

    Hi Tim, I used to work with Ron in the 90s in the Civil Service and was shocked to come across this news!

    Would you be able to tell me his cause of death? I will understand if you are not willing to divulge this information.



    1. Nilesh Bodalia

      This is so sad. I was in a couple of his workshops and we also went out for drinks a few times. So sad to come across this. Keen to know more about how he went.

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