Georgina Preston (b. 1996) is a British documentary, portrait, fashion and lifestyle photographer. She is best known for her enigmatic portraits of people in subcultures, with an atmospheric aesthetic and a natural way of capturing a moment in time. Her subtle interaction with her subjects leads to genuine depictions in a relaxed environment. She studied Photography BA (Hons) at the University of West England.
Her fashion work has included campaigns for Fenwick, Schoffel, TROY London, C. Hoadley Millinery, Hicks and Hides and has seen her create fashion inspired portraits of Francesca Cumani at race meetings, as styled by Sarah Kate Byrne for ITV Racing and various well known publications.
Georgina has worked on many commercial equestrian commissions for brands such as Derby House, Smart Grooming, Ri Dry, PC Racewear and Rideaway. Her private client commissions include Ascot Racecourse, Whatcombe Racing, Barnes Thompson, Rose Cameron Rides, the Virginia Gold Cup and Great Meadow Foundation, as well as numerous private portrait commissions in the US.
Her understanding of rural life, combined with her distinctive style makes her a popular choice with publications such as Fieldsports Journal, Country Life and The Field. The Telegraph, food critic William Sitwell, Estella Top 100 pub and The Cotley Inn use her for food and lifestyle photography.
Her main personal work includes a body of fox hunting portraits and scenes, which on completion will be exhibited and presented as a photo book. Previous projects on grittier subjects such as Devonshire pub the Northmore Arms and Swindon Greyhound Stadium allow her to explore subcultures from a less commercial perspective and intention. They were produced using 35mm and Medium Format.
Her latest ambition and current project is a collaboration with equestrian artist Madeleine Bunbury, entitled ’80 Horses Around The World’ - an exploration of multiple equine cultures across the globe. Bunbury paints specific breeds, whilst Preston's enquiring eye and candid storytelling photography captures the traditions and customs of the different locations. On completion, a photo book will be for sale. Sponsorship and collaborations to support this epic undertaking are actively sought.
A confirmed adrenalin addict, in her spare time she is often to be found throwing herself over large obstacles whilst sidesaddle on a horse of dubious heritage or scouring vintage shops and antique markets for props and styling inspiration. Her best friends would describe her as ‘mischievous, direct and incredibly talented’.