Date of Birth: February 18th, 1985
Place of Birth: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Started Photography: 2003
Height: 5'11 (1.80 m)
Shawn Eastman is a British photographer with notable international publications through his fashion, landscape, automotive and travel photography.
Eastman has been involved with photography in some capacity since the age of 17. Having never studied photography in an educational setting, he self-crafted his photography skills out in the field. Within a few years, Eastman was heavily involved with fashion photography, shooting or assisting on a variety of high-end fashion shows and editorial shoots in locations such as London, Miami and Paris for the likes of Vogue, Guess and Cosmopolitan.
By the time Eastman had entered his twenties he'd already developed a love for travel and exploration, which naturally expanded his interest in travel and landscape photography. Excursions across 5 continents means Eastman has covered over 40 countries to date across Europe, as well as Indonesia, Singapore, Brazil, China, Colombia, South Africa, Vietnam, and many others. This has allowed Eastman's portfolio and skill of travel and landscape photography to both grow and improve year-on-year.
"The intrinsic fulfilment I find most gratifying from photography is the challenge of telling a story from a unique perspective - something that touches the viewer by connecting them with a raw emotion or that activates their thought-process."
Eastman's travel photography, largely captured from 2007 to the current day, has been extensively utilised worldwide by a range of global brands and international companies for many campaigns and projects. His photography has been published by brands across the world, including Canon, Lufthansa Airlines, Rekordelig, Trip Advisor, Waitrose, Napapijri, Cardiff Airport and more.
In 2018, Eastman's career turned to automotive photography, where alongside his travel photography expeditions, he also photographed classic Mercedes-Benz automobiles, namely the 300SL, 280SL and 190SL models, as the official photographer for Hemmels Mercedes-Benz. His automotive photography has been featured in several national publications, including Octane magazine, Harrods Halycon, The Luxury Channel, and the official Mercedes-Benz Owners Club magazine.