THEY are the faces you see every day, the ones that cheerily fix your shoes or make you a coffee.
The old saying goes that we all have a story to tell, and newly-released book 2795 tells the stories behind many Bathurst faces.
Some of these faces might be the person next door, while others have achieved great heights.
Collating the photos and stories for the coffee table-style book was a labour of love for Bathurst graphic designer Kylie Ledger.
She teamed up with her friend, and freelance photographer, Jane Dempster to put the book together.
The result is a large-paged book with richly coloured photographs that capture people in candid moments doing things they love.
While some subjects were targeted – like Stone Pine Distillery’s Ian Glen, actor Kate Smith or circus performer Mark Graham – others subjects were discovered by chance.
“It’s a book I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Miss Ledger said.
“The goal wasn’t to choose people who had achieved something, it was a range of people.
“It’s not about praising people who have done well, it’s about anyone.”
Some pictured in the book were born in Bathurst while others like Angele and Philippe Legall or Greg Hyde moved to Bathurst and now lovingly call the city home.
“It was important to show Bathurst is a multicultural population,” Miss Ledger said.
Also pictured is Dinawan Dyirribang (Bill Allen junior) who talks about what it is like to be a Wiradyuri man in Bathurst.
“Our early history may not have been ideal, but we still need to talk about it,” he says in the book. “Bathurst has a very rich history and we have played a very important part in it.”
Miss Ledger wanted to capture Bathurstians as they are right now, doing what they love and what they are passionate about.
“We wanted people to relax and have fun, we didn’t want stagnant shots,” she said. “People were so trusting to what we asked them to do.”
Miss Ledger said the book’s purpose was to capture Bathurst and its people.
“Bathurst could change in a heartbeat ... it’s a snapshot of who we are now,” she said. “It’s not a history book, but one day it’ll be history.”
Visit www.2795thebook.com.au to find our more or order the book.