Old Barbados through Photography
And the Memories They Evoke (Revised Edition)
by Keith H. Clarke
It is my mission to bring Old Barbados back to the forefront via photography. Whether it be some old chattel house, an old soft stone house, or some other dilapidated dwelling, you can still find some subtle beauty in them.
These stirring images came as I escaped in to my past. Traversing the island of Barbados, I was looking for all that was old and beautiful. It led me to childhood places and what came out was a photojournalistic body of work.
Old Barbados is disappearing, making way for the new. By the time you read this book, many of these images may have already been bulldozed.
Please, enjoy these images of Old Barbados.
I am a photographer like many other photographers. Just trying to find that near perfect blend of light, color, and composition can become illusive. My hope, as always, is to create an image that represents what I saw before I took the picture. Moreover, if the image I create provokes discussion and some interest, then the image has done its job. My goal is always to keep the picture in focus.
The Parliament Buildings of Barbados Published May 12, 2009