FC Barcelona Photography Awards

I’m delighted to announce that my photograph ‘Arshia Ghorbani, 16, Toxteth, Liverpool’ has won first prize in the inaugural FC Barcelona Photo Awards. The awards were set up to “celebrate the positive intrinsic values common to sport and culture and to communicate the importance and contribution of those values to current society.” Arshia’s story is an example of the power of sport in society…

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2016

Delighted and honoured to win the Portfolio award for ‘Natural World’ in the Travel Photographer of the Year last week. The portfolio of four pictures is taken from my ongoing personal project ‘The Lake’ – you can see a wider selection from the project on the website: craigeaston.com > travel and landscape series > The Lake. What the judges said: “Craig’s images caught the eye…

The Independent Newspaper

It was with great sadness that I heard the announcement recently that The Independent was to cease it’s print edition from March 26th this year after setting the agenda and setting the bar in British journalism for 30 years. I began my career at ‘The Indy’ back in 1990 and it was there alongside the best newspaper photographers of the day that I learned…

Mazda Cars shoot, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

It’s been a busy few months at the end of 2014, beginning of 2015. First up a lovely car shoot for Mazda in Canada. Essentially designed as a ‘road-trip’ shoot with a Mazda 3 Sport. The location was Fogo Island off the Newfoundland coast, traditionally a close knit fishing community that was suffering after the long and ongoing moratorium on the Northern Cod Fishery…

Limewood Hotel

Glad to see that Limewood Hotel in the New Forest has won another major award at the Mr & Mrs Smith Awards in London last night. Sumptuous rooms with some (ahem) lovely photographs on the walls. from an ongoing series of large format work on trees…..

The Independent on Sunday New Review and the modern world

Just a quick update on my Scottish Referendum project – the Independent on Sunday New Review in the UK ran a lovely spread this last weekend….. Also, finally joined the modern world! Please join me on facebook and twitter for news, updates and photography discussion    

International Color Awards

Good News this morning from The International Color Awards in Los Angeles…. Winner ‘Honor of Distinction’ in the Portraits category for my image of ‘Charley’ from the series ‘Rockabilly Nights’ plus ‘Honorable Mentions’ for three further photographs in the Americana and Sports categories. I’ll have to watch myself with all the u’s missing from ‘color’ and ‘honor’ – might turn into an American!  …

Luerzers Archive – 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide

Latest Luerzer’s Archive arrived in the post this morning. As ever, a fascinating and eclectic mix of where commercial photography is at now. Here’s a few you may have seen before….

Paris and Dusseldorf with InterContinental Hotels

So….that was fun…. Just back from Dusseldorf – the last of the three Travel Photography Masterclass weekends with InterContinental. Und…..es regnete. But we’ve been getting used to that and it did give us an opportunity each time to look at shooting in bad weather (I’m worried I might get a repution) After all if you’ve gone for a weekend away your not going to…

New Tourism Campaign for Liverpool Albert Dock

It’s been a busy few weeks with the InterContinental Masterclasses, finishing off a large tourism campaign for Mid Wales (weather was so good in the summer, we had to postpone the second half of the shoot – might have been accused of misleading people!) and this big shoot for Liverpool Albert Dock. Entitled ‘Magic in the Air’ the campaign was devised and art directed…