Ruins and Rust: Illuminating the Hidden Bahamas (hardcover) .
RUINS AND RUST: Illuminating the Hidden Bahamas is Jimages fine art hardcover book of 100 full color pages, 13" x 11", easy to order with Apple Pay, Android Pay. Discover the unseen, hidden Bahamas of abandoned lighthouses, churches and secret military bases. Order from Amazon.com for $175 or $130 from the author direct .
Ruins and Rust is selling well as this book of stories and photographs explores the hidden Bahamas, and lets you wander into unknown Bahamas places. These churches, ruins and lighthouses have historical and social anchors that connect them to their island surroundings. The sites show one thing clearly: the people who built them passed this way with strong beliefs.
Visions of abandoned lighthouses, churches and secret base installations add to our knowledge of the past. Ruins are living history. Hidden ruins show a variety of inspiring relationships between people and their land.
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, each adventure into these ruins enlarged my consciousness and gave me hope for the future of the Bahamas.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James Austin M.A. is a photography educator, 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, Pixels on Passage.
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.
Society for Photographic Education, Adobe Certified Expert, NAPP, Instructor at Colorado University, NANPA, Writer for Apogee Photo Magazine, Film Photography Project writer.