Dr. Ken Atkinson died earlier this week and, like many others, I am feeling the loss of a good man and a fine photographer. He lived a long life and I was privileged to be a shooting partner of his for a number of years. Ken loved to photograph birds (especially) and flowers and I’ve tried to show a representative sample of his work in this post, as well as an image made by me of Ken.
Before Ken took up his camera relatively late in life, he took up the scalpel. He had a reputation as a fine surgeon for many years. He operated out of St. Paul’s Hospital (where he ultimately died).
He was a longtime active member at First Baptist Church (Vancouver). I first made Ken’s acquaintance when we served on the church board together for a few years. He seemed to me to be a man who thought things through carefully before speaking. I have had no reason to alter my opinion over the years of our friendship.