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Barbados Photography - a view of Caribbean life by Shaun Armstrong

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Barbados is a fascinating, beautiful and colourful part of the Caribbean. I wanted to photograph it for those who live, visit and enjoy the locations and culture. Ranging from windswept sandy beaches, interesting buildings, boats and back-waters to flora and general life, my images seek to capture topics in an interesting and artistic way. There are many images out there normally associated with this mainly holiday destination - posh hotels, sunsets, palm-trees, swimming pools and the like - but I prefer observing the elements of normal life, an unusual building a stranded item in a strange location or just business as usual. These are the real parts of a place and a test of its unique character which makes it different and individual. That said, there are my observations on the usual suspects too!

My book of Barbados photography on Blurb.

All images are shot "as they were found" and in natural light; the decision to shoot being based on the content, context, shape and colour or combinations thereof, leading the viewer to think a little more about what they are seeing and how it fits into the local day to day life. Street photography with a positive edge - in addition to the images the book has a story section at the back where I share my thoughts behind each image. No image was harmed by Photoshop digital compositing!

You can have a preview of selected pages below and buy it in hardback or e-book form. Individual Barbados images can also be licensed for use. Prints and products in development but if interested please do contact me.

 

 

New Photography Books... by Shaun Armstrong

I've concluded I don't have enough, or indeed many for that matter, lovely big books with great photography in. Digital is all well and good and shoot Pro DLSR plus I'm a Hipstamatic on iPhone4 fan but there is still something special about good images, well printed. So, I've invested in some new photography books and when I make some time will dive in and be inspired (hopefully)... - UFO (Unified Fashion Objectives) - Albert Watson - The Modern Century - Henri Cartier-Bresson - Roadside America - John Margolies - 400 Photographs - Ansel Adams - New York - Portrait of a City - Reuel Golden

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