This is John John Florence by the ghost of an Olympic pool at an abandoned resort in the parish of St. Lucy near the northern tip of Barbados, and what a useless cavity in the ground has he got here.
The walls are too vertical to skate, there’s no water to ease the heat, there’s no European tourist on a poolside chaise turning sexual brown, there’s just strong wrong wind and cracked cement and an insistent homeless man trying to give John special potion from his dirt-brown water bottle. “You deserve it,” he says. John John wishes the wind would switch.
Youth On The Run: Barbados, coming next week.
A six-part series including the new prequel to Dear Suburbia.
Dusty Payne | John John Florence | Chippa Wilson | Mitch Coleborn