These portraits are part of the Bahamian Project, a series of portrait photographs that seek to document the people whose character best reflects the heart and soul of The Bahamas.
“Duke Wells’ compelling portraits come from a larger ongoing project, The Bahamian Project, that seeks to expose and archive a broad range of Bahamians.
“His technical proficiency as a photographer is second to none.
“This, combined with his unyielding interest in the diverse fabric of Bahamian history and culture creates a truly provocative and unprecedented body of work.
“His ongoing efforts secure these works, and works of many other like-minded photographers, in what can and should be seen as the underpinnings of the first portrait gallery in The Bahamas.”
John Cox – Founder, Creative Director, Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts
The idea for this photo series came as a result of some test shots with local models and evolved into a whimsical series. No men were harmed during the making of these photographs.
- Models: Vanessa Leach, Ajayi Bodden, Tony McCartney
- Make up: Anishka Culmer
These images are part of an extended series entitled “Entangled”. Through this body of work I attempt to examine the phenomenon of personal struggles as a metaphorical visual interpretation of both challenges and personal growth.
What began as a personal journey of exploration has translated into images of the body that hopefully resonate with individuals, encouraging them to question their own personal psychological growth.
This series of images seeks to challenge our individual idiosyncracies, exploring internal struggles, external challenges and the relationship between each other.
Editorial fashion photography from the archives.