Churchwarden photographer capturing people in all their diversity
3 March 2021
Churchwarden Keith Osborn started a project to capture the people and places that make up the the market town of Fakenham in 2019.
He was inspired by British photographer Daniel Meadows, who travelled across the country stopping in towns and capturing the people who made them tick.
The people and places project was, he said, a chance to show his appreciation for the town. Speaking about the project, Keith said:
“I obviously love the town, we thoroughly enjoy our lives here, so I wanted to get a snapshot of the town and the people, all the different characters and what they do. Finding photos on your doorstep is fascinating. Some people travel the world and take photos, but there is an equally great photo on your doorstep, you just don’t always know it is there.”
“I aim to be brave enough to use my photography projects to celebrate people, in all their diversity, based on my core belief that we are all created equally in the image of God. I try very hard to allow my ‘eye’ to see as much as possible through the prism of my faith, and my photographs therefore to represent those who often go uncelebrated, can just be seen as ‘ordinary’, or that may even be right on the margins of our awareness, but who are in fact (as every individual is) extraordinary in God’s eyes and loved by Him. Of course, I don’t always succeed but I’m learning to be braver and I try!”
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