Joan Eardley: A Sense of Place

Just back from a trip to Edinburgh to see a very special show. Joan Eardley has fascinated, inspired and influenced me profoundly since I first came across her work at Aberdeen Art Gallery many, many years ago. Like me she was drawn again and again to what appear, at first, to be two very different subjects: social documentary (in Eardley’s case of inner city…

British Airways High Life Magazine

Delighted to see this beautiful layout of my photograph of the Flatiron Building on the cover of this months BA High Life magazine. Thanks to Craig Baxter for the design.

International Color Awards

Delighted to receive the news this morning that my picture ‘Mr & Mrs McDonald, Scotland’ has been selected at the International Color Awards in Los Angeles. Shot on a 1952 Deardorff in June last year as part of an ongoing series entitled ‘900 Miles’.

Myanmar

Back from a fascinating trip to Myanmar in December. Amazing country, lovely people and a privilege to have the opportunity to work there. A longer blog post will follow with the commissioned pictures once they have been used by the client, but here’s a little taster…

New prints

Just packaged up and sent a new series of five prints to a client in the US. All 30″x25″ c-type prints, edition of 8. Giant Sequoia, Redwood National Park, California.

Website updates

Finally got round to updating some work on the website: Tourism campaigns and image library work for Mid Wales/Powys and Waterways Ireland – both can be found under the ‘Assigned’ section: http://www.craigeaston.com Here’s just three pictures from each…..

Mary Ellen Mark

And so we must say goodbye and thank you to Mary Ellen Mark, one of the giants of compassionate and concerned photography and an inspiration to me and countless others. Mary Ellen Mark’s work for me has always been a standard by which all great documentary photography can be judged: engaged and engaging, compassionate but objective, the stories she sought to tell were always captivating and her…

On documentary photography and some current exhibitions

There’s certainly some good photography around in the UK just now. Especially if you can get a little bit off the beaten track. I had the pleasure last week to go to the opening of ‘Landscapes of Murder’ by Antonio Olmos at Rich Mix in London: a poignant and powerful reminder of the problem of violence in London. The work is presented as a…

Heathrow Airport Campaign for Saatchi Masius, London

New work for Heathrow Airport, all shot on cold and blustery late winter days in UK! Brrrr. Commissioned by Saatchi Masius London Many thanks to all the participants who braved the cold, the mud, the wind and the rain: Louis Barnett (Chocolatier), Martin Corr (Sound Moves), Paul Brown (MHI, Bristol), Anna Goodband (Liverpool School of English), Chris Baker-Brian (BBOXX), plus of course my super…