Exhibition: People and Places - Images of Fakenham

PUBLISHED: 12:12 22 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:12 22 July 2019

Sian Sands: Captain, Fakenham Town Ladies (photo: Keith Osborne)

Sian Sands: Captain, Fakenham Town Ladies (photo: Keith Osborne)

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A community photographic project aims to show the diversity of a Norfolk town

Next month images of a number of Fakenham folk will adorn the town in a special photographic project. People and Places - Images of Fakenham will see professional photographer Keith Osborn produce images of a range of people in a community project run with Active Fakenham to showcase diversity in the town.

He already has over 20 subjects caught on camera. "I'd had a long-standing interest in portrait photography when Active Fakenham came up with the idea of a series of environmental portraits," says Keith.

Andrew Kimber, Wensum Ospreys Canoe Club, River Wensum, Fakenham (photo: Keith Osborne)Andrew Kimber, Wensum Ospreys Canoe Club, River Wensum, Fakenham (photo: Keith Osborne)

"It is normal, everyday people in the town - almost a snapshot of the town at a certain time."

The subjects have come forward through social media appeals and cover a wide range of personalities, interests and working backgrounds. "I'm really having good fun doing it. All of them have been really positive." Keith says that the project has given him a fresh challenge. "Taking pictures of people but having the objective of fulfilling an artistic project theme has a different feel to it," he says. "I was keen to push myself in a different direction and this has been a great opportunity to do that."

James Beck, auctioneer, James Beck Auctions, Fakenham (photo: Keith Osborne)James Beck, auctioneer, James Beck Auctions, Fakenham (photo: Keith Osborne)

Keith, who describes himself as self-taught, came to the town in 2007 when he left his former career as a London banker, a move he says has been a success for him. "We love it here; it's a smashing little town."

The exhibition will run in August and Active Fakenham is also looking at producing a book, a calendar and postcards of the town.

Lisa Hughston: Usher, Central Cinema, Fakenham (photo: Keith Osborne)Lisa Hughston: Usher, Central Cinema, Fakenham (photo: Keith Osborne)

Sharon Stebbing, practice nurse, Fakenham Medical Practice (photo: Keith Osborne)Sharon Stebbing, practice nurse, Fakenham Medical Practice (photo: Keith Osborne)

activefakenham.org.uk

keithosbornphotography.co.uk

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