Art Omi Portrait Show

To end Ghent’s 200th Birthday, there was a big event at Art Omi. A local photographer Richard Beaven Took on a project to photograph 200 portraits of people who have lived in Ghent from a week to 100+ years. At first he thought he would do 150-175 but he ended up taking 275 portraits which is about 5% of Ghent. The town of Ghent and Art Omi and other people helped make this show happen. All the portraits were shot on medium format film, he went knocking on doors as well as people telling others to be part of the project . I am one on the portraits in the show, it was very odd being in front of the camera as a “formal” portrait and not just a candid portrait like i am used to.