Seeing & Looking
A NEW HARDCOVER FINE ART BOOK
Visions of abandoned lighthouses, churches and homes illuminate and expand our knowledge of unique Bahamas settings. Bahama Spaces is the first book to explore the unseen Bahamas. Inside, a collection of photographs and stories brings living history and shows, in vivid color, the relationships between people and their Family Island land. Five Bahamian islands are featured in the book: Eleuthera, Long Island, Cat Island, the Berry Islands, and Acklins & Crooked Island.
BAHAMA SPACES is Jim Austin's fine art coffee table book, 11" by 13", of his color photography, ten years in the making. It portrays celebrated monuments and unknown sites in the Bahamas through compelling landscape photographs. Austin chose lighthouses, churches and abandoned rural ruins with deep historical and social relationships to make the book unique. These quiet, hidden settings reflect the deeply valued beliefs of their Bahamian builders.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: "Photographing these remote island ruins, I was often surprised by the unexpected. Fixing a point in time was less important than spontaneity and surprise. Finally, adventuring into these ruins for photography enlarged my consciousness and gave me hope for the people of the Bahamas and their future."
See the book Bahama Spaces here.
Photos and Writings by Jim Austin Jimages