About the Book
With Shanti by my side, I made the photographs in Dogwatch from 2017 to 2020 while we were sailing in The Bahamas, back to the USA and round again across the Gulf Stream. In the water, at anchor, and on land, Shanti’s mind was my sextant.
James Austin, M.A. is an author, photography mentor and educator. A member of the Society for Photographic Education, he taught photography for 5 years in the design department of Colorado University in Denver. Austin is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, Photographer’s Gallery, and Denver Art Museum have all exhibited his work. The New Yorker Magazine, Nature’s Best Magazine and Popular Photography have published his work, and he was a writer for Apogee Photo Magazine for two decades. Austin's recent commissions include the University Of Colorado Health Science Center to make a 17 foot wide by 6 foot high mural of 75 pictures for a memorial, and private clients. Jim specializes in digital retouching. He has done volunteer photography for National Alzheimer’s Association, Breast Cancer Awareness, Bahamas Youth Education, The Humane Society. He publishes Shizen, a quarterly fine art photo magazine to promote and feature emerging vision.