All Pictures Taken By Lynn Ball
Lynn Ball has been taking pictures for a living for more than 50 years. He began his career at the London Free Press and quickly progressed to the Canadian Press in Toronto. He became the Wire Services first full-time photographer in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, in 1965. In 1969 he left Canada with brother Doug on a 3 year round-the- world trip in his 1962 Corvette(which he still drives) that took in New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Europe and the British Isles. His photographic skills kept him busy on special assignments, one of the most prestigious of which culminated in an exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland. Opened by Prime Minister, Edward Heath, the hugh 1970 show provided a photographic record of the city. It created such a favorable impression that The Scottish Tourist Board offered Lynn the job of putting the country on the map, photographically. Lynn returned to Canada as Chief Photographer of the Ottawa Citizen on January 1st, 1972, retiring in August 2003. Lynn single- handedly covered two royal weddings in London, England and a 14 day Papal Tour of Canada. His exclusive pictures of the Royal Family at Windsor Castle were internationally recognized and printed in major newspapers and magazines worldwide. He spearheaded a host of major assignments for the Ottawa Citizen, both at home and abroad. Lynn and brother Doug authored a book “Life on a Press Pass” which was released Nov. 5 2005. The National Post had it #6 on the best sellers list in December 2005. The very successful book sold out. Lynn is passionate about his photography, his vintage Corvettes. his 350 acre property where he lives near Merrickville Ontario and his place in the small fishing village of Salvage, Newfoundland. Also enjoys bird watching, playing hockey, fly fishing for trout and salmon, hiking, camping, canoeing, archeology, cooking and many other ‘interests.