VisitBritain 2012 Olympics Campaign

Working with Chinese Olympic Equestrian rider Alex Hua Tian to shoot film and stills for Visit Britain. Alex has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Britain in relation to next years Olympics and on a very, very cold day he was an absolute superstar with his horse in Greenwich Park. The film was launched in Bangalore on 17th May under the slogan 'Britain: Your Invited' - I just hope the weather's better when you get here. [wpvideo fBTWJOZl]

Liverpool and Scotland

It's been a busy few weeks with shoots in Liverpool, London, Spain and Scotland. I've been working in -10º in Scotland and +26º in Spain in the space of a couple of days - even had a (very) quick dip in the Med. much to the amusement of our Spanish hosts. Here's a few pictures...

The second Liverpool Tourism ad:

and some personal work from Scotland:

and The Lake:

Land Rover shoot in Ireland

In January, I was shooting in the West of Ireland for Land Rover. Three days on the Dingle Peninsula working with the rather lovely Discovery 4. Weather was almost entirely split 50/50 with a day and a half of beautiful winter sun and a similar amount of  let's call it 'traditional Irish weather'. I do love it though!

Happy New Year to all

Looking forward to a new and exciting year and just received the first copies of the Liverpool 2011 Tourism campaign shot recently: 'It's going to be another landmark year...'

 

More from London and Scotland

Whilst the rest of you were having some lovely warm late summer sunshine, up in Caithness things were a bit, how shall I put it?...moody? ...just the way I like it sometimes.

Three days photographing in the far North East, then down to Speyside for a whisky shoot.

and another VisitBritain shoot - boxers in Borough Market...

North and South

Once again it seems, I'm putting in the miles... Last week shooting up in Aberdeenshire, this week Kent! Here's some pics:

Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven - sometimes August just doesn't look like August, but what a wonderfully evocative location. This was shot after a morning filming and swimming (not at the same time) in the open air pool in glorious sunshine - I love this country!

and in Kent for VisitBritain/2012 Olympics - Dressage at Hever Castle

Back in London this week shooting office pics and more 2012 images for VB, then...yep, you guessed it...Scotland again, way up in Caithness.

Lots of lovely awards news....

Took a cheeky wee holiday in France and received three lovely pieces of news. Firstly 52 Weekends by the Sea has been shortlisted in the top five finalists for Lifestyle Illustrated books in the British Book Awards 2010. We are up against four rather lovely cookery books and it's great to be the only travel book to make the shortlist. Looking forward to a good night out with the 52 design team at the awards evening in October. This was quickly followed by three pictures being shortlisted in this years Landscape Photographer of the Year...

...and then two series of landscapes in the London Photographic Association awards: Silver for a new series of UK landscapes, and commended for some b/w's from Cornwall.

See the two sets here:

Silver award

Commended award

...Hmmm! must holiday more often!

Incomunicado

I know, I know, but I've been busy.... Have been shooting landscapes and camping out in the north of  England and southern Scotland, profiting from all this beautiful weather.

...Oh and busy with the new website, which will be live very shortly... www.craigeaston.com

Variety really is the spice of life

Whilst shooting portraits for a corporate client in St. Helier, Jersey, this week, it seems that others have more leisurely activities for a Wednesday afternoon in March.....

this after a wet afternoon/evening in London on Tuesday shooting for VisitBritain and the Premier League....

Visit Britain 2012 Olympics Campaign

Pictures from the 2012 Olympics campaign for VisitBritain. Some early starts and some cold, cold fingers - especially the rower shoot in London - it looks lovely and warm but it was shot last week right at the end of the really cold snap. The temperature was -3ºC and we were on the river at 6am to catch the first sun. The 'models' were all superstars!

New work from Ireland

I've been spending some time in Ireland recently - commissioned to shoot a series of landscapes for Waterways Ireland. What a fabulous country! the rivers and canals are wonderful and even the weather can't dampen spirits. Think I'll need to take my little boat, Petronella (more Ratty and Moley than Roman Abramovich) over for a trip! Here's a few pictures...