Portrait photography and photographs of people have been the focus of  photographer Duke Wells for over forty years. His natural ability to connect with people allows him to capture timeless portrait photographs. His experience at portraiture, mastery of the photographic craft and skills at lighting have created a unique style of portraiture.

The portraits below are part of the Bahamian Project, an ongoing art project that seeks to document people, whose character best reflects the heart and soul of The Bahamas, through portrait photographs.

“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 and Executive Director of Arts and Culture for the Baha Mar Resort.