Havens artists, Lottie Davies and Craig Easton

Havens Artists

Award-winning artists, Craig Easton and Lottie Davies, undertook a creative residency with our Green Health and Tonic Arts teams to capture portraits and stories of NHS Lothian staff havens.

Craig Easton is a Scottish photographer whose work is deeply rooted in the documentary tradition. He makes long-term projects exploring issues around social policy, identity and a sense of place, in a research-based practice that weaves a narrative between contemporary experience and history. In April 2021, he was awarded the title of Photographer of the Year at the SONY World Photography Awards and is the current recipient of The Arnold Newman Prize for Portraiture in the USA. He has published three monographs: Fisherwomen, Bank Top and Thatcher’s Children. Visit: craigeaston.com

Craig Easton working with NHS Lothian staff to uncover their haven
Craig Easton working with NHS Lothian staff to uncover their haven

Lottie Davies holds a degree in philosophy from the University of St Andrews, and is a BAFTA-nominated artist and writer based in Cornwall and London. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally. She has been the recipient of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award, The Young Masters Prize, and the Arte Laguna Prize for Photography amongst others. Her practice employs moving image, audio, text and interactive installation alongside photography. This mixed media approach was crystallized in her seven-year project Quinn which was widely exhibited across the UK and published in a limited-edition monograph in 2021. Visit: lottiedavies.com

Lottie Davies laughing with NHS staff while talking about their haven
Lottie Davies laughing with NHS Lothian staff while talking about their haven

Stories and Portraits

Join our amazing NHS Lothian staff on their journey to discover their hidden havens – those peaceful pockets within the busy healthcare environment where they find moments of quiet to recharge.

Portrait of Terry Henderson