We knew he was a great driver, host, and personality, but now there’s another reason to celebrate Captain Ron. Ron Mills’ photography has been chosen to hang as part of an architectural photo exhibit beginning April 1 at the Municipal Art Gallery downtown. The exhibit is called the American Institute of Architects of Mississippi Celebrates Architecture and hangs through April 30. Mills submitted 18 entries and 15 were chosen by a panel of local architects and photographers. This is the second time Mills’ photos have been submitted and chosen for the AIA exhibit, the last time in 2009.
Alan French, founder of the Fondren Express, Mills’ employer, said when he hired Mills over four years ago, he had no idea that he had an interest in photography. “He tells me he studied film making at USM for a time,” French said “and, while in the Service in the early 70’s, film-based photography. And he hated it – the dealing with film part, that is.” Mills says the encouragement of some friends and a renewed interest caused his purchase of a proper digital SLR camera several years ago. And the digital world is one he loves. Mills says modern technology has opened so many new windows for him. Those are windows we’re glad he chose to look through – and to share the view with all of us.