About the Book
This is a book of stories and photographs, visions of abandoned lighthouses, churches and homes. Some hidden ruins show a variety of inspiring relationships between people and their land.
Photographing these remote island spaces, I was often surprised by the unexpected. Fixing a point in time was less important than spontaneity and surprise. Finally, each adventure into these ruins enlarged my consciousness and gave me hope for the future of the Bahamas.
James Austin M.A.is a teacher, writer, and digital imaging consultant. He taught digital 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. Works by this Author: Dancing With Light, Photopia, P The Hive and Dei Light, Haiku Photography, Eye Bahamas, Pi Austin received a commission from the University Of Colorado Health Science Center to make a 17 foot wide by 6 foot high mural of 75 pictures for a memorial. His company, Jimages, provides wedding and portrait service and specializes in digital retouching. He has done volunteer photography for National Alzheimer’s Association, Breast Cancer Awareness and All Age Schools.