Artist's Statement

I want to capture the best design composition humanly possible within the boundaries of my lens and present it to the world, this likely applies to every photographer. Early on, my subject matter gravitated toward everything baring historical content and began leaning toward landscapes, primarily sunrises and sunsets. My work arises from my fascination with the rich history of the Gulf Coast region. Throughout this area I see very interesting and historically valuable places that are on the verge of disappearing without documentation. I feel obligated to contribute to their preservation by calling attention to them. I cannot prevent the disappearance of these sites, but through my lens I can document them. A verified miracle at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, the Great Expulsion that led to the establishment of the Cajun people and culture in Louisiana, the effects of the Civil War on small towns and communities, are all part of the heritage I continue to work to chronicle.



Bach Prados was born in Opelousas, LA, and grew up there. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Photography. He has explored a wide variety of arts media including painting, drawing, sculpture, 3D wall pieces, digital imaging, and webpage design. He is currently working with photography and, occasionally, documentary film. Most recently, he is hand-crafting frames from reclaimed wood as an alternative to conventional framing for his photography. His work hangs in a number of private collections and galleries throughout the Acadiana area. Bach has lived and worked in South Louisiana and Maryland. As a member of the US Navy, he traveled and worked in Illinois, Virginia, California, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia. In his role as Tactical Information Coordinator, he participated in Operation Valiant Shield off the coast of Guam in 2006 and Operation Surge in 2007 in the South China Sea.















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