SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Ozarks will have an opportunity to see new art starting this weekend. The Just As I Am exhibit will be opening at Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Gallery on Saturday, January 15. The stars of the exhibit all have down syndrome.
“The excitement and joy of this entire project, Just As I Am, is infectious,” says Photographer Randy Bacon.
One subject, 55-year-old Trent Seibold, has lived a life you read about in a storybook. Trent was born in California and raised by missionaries in India. When asked what his favorite picture is in the studio, he is quick to point out his own picture.
“I like that I have a mustache and a beard and I look grown-up,” smiles Seibold.
Riley Hesterly loves sports, singing, and dancing.
“One thing I want people to know about me is that