Saturday, 21 August 2010

Craig Easton Wins LPA Landscape Silver

LPA Landscape Series Silver Winner

Craig Easton selected the images which won Silver in our Landscape Series entry competition from the beginnings of a new project which follows on from the success of his book ’52 Weekends by the Sea’. "For me, landscape photography is not about what it looks like, but what it feels like," he says. "The pictures are about the essence of the British countryside, what makes it so special and so different to other landscapes around the world. Space is often at a premium in the UK and these pictures are not just about the landscape itself, but about our influence on it, how we have shaped it and how we live or have lived within it."

Craig's career began in the early 1990s as a photojournalist at The Independent, shooting black and white film and making wet prints in the basement darkroom. Since then, he has shot a lot of commercial and advertising work, alongside books and magazine editorial. Landscape has always been a big part of his work. He recently shot a campaign of sportspeople in iconic British locations. "Whilst these were portraits, they required a really strong sense of the landscape, connecting the British landscape with the 2012 Olympics," he says.

Craig's book ‘52 Weekends by the Sea’ has been shortlisted as a top 5 finalist in the British Book Awards. The associated website is the beginning of an exciting online community celebrating the British coast.

Craig Easton LPA folio and Profile.

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