CONNECTIONS BLOG

CONNECTIONS
Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.

Seeing the World in Black and White

Christian has been awarded 3 nominations in the Annual Black and White Spider Awards. He has received 2 nominations in Advertising and 1 nomination in the Nature category. Celebrating its 9th year, the esteemed Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring black and white photography. Judging the awards are some of the finest industry experts. The judges include the likes of Curators, Gallery Directors, Academics and fellow Photographers.

An Award, that seems to just fit Christian like a glove, the Black and White Spider Awards look for photographers who are driven by their artistic eye and a desire to excel in this classic art form.

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Master of Color

Christian has just been awarded 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art for his image of Bondi IceBergs in The 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup, International Color Awards.  This prestigious event celebrates excellence in color photography. MushenkoChristian_BondiIceBergs7th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Contrasto, Rome; Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam; Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal; Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; and Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Belgium who honored Color Masters with 274 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,416 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Mushenko's "Bondi IceBergs," an exceptional image winning 1st place in the Fine Art category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art."

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honouring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.photomasterscup.com

Christian also had this image titled 'lost 2' nominated in the Abstract Category, and the image below nominated in the Americana Category.

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"Longing" beams through the pages of Desktop Magazine

After a show in Sydney and now in Prague, Christian's latest exhibition Longing has hit the pages of Desktop Magazine. Sprawled across a 5 page spread, the article highlights Christian's interest in the idea that an image can evoke feelings and emotions in someone.

In case you missed the exhibition while it was still here in Sydney, Longing is a collection of work that showcases Christian's skill to enchant the viewer into a world of mystery and often unclear vision of the future

If you would like to hear more about the body of work and delve a little deeper into Christian's head as he discusses the processes and thoughts behind Longing, check out the link to the article below.

DesktopIssue201Feb2014Click on the link to have a read of the article. DesktopMagazineLongingProfile

Desktop Magazine, Issue #301

Color Awards nominations

(June 2010) Four of Christian's images were nominated in this years 4th Annual Photography Masters Cup. Thousands of images were received from 92 countries and these images received a high percentage of votes overall. The Masters Cup Jury represents the industry's biggest names and tastemakers from around the globe who passionately reviewed the entries for 8 weeks online before making the final winners and nominee selection. The Awards could not have asked for a better group of professionals to work with. All credit goes to the judges and the photographers who provided the best images in their class.

Ex December 2009- Christian's fine art in the movies

(December 2009) Seen in the über stylish Manhattan interiors in the new “Sex and the City 2” movie, as well as in Julia Robert’s upcoming film “eat, pray, love”, are 2 of Christian’s lush seascape artworks. “What you do to me” (above left), and “caress” (right), with ‘expectation’ (top), also sold by his NY fine art dealer, June Bateman Fine Art.

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Ex December 2009- Canon Celebrates 50 years of EOS

(December 2009) Christian Mushenko was invited by Canon Australia to be featured at a special event celebrating esteemed International and Australian photographers, and 50 years of Canon EOS SLR cameras. Christian’s work (along with Denis Montalbetti shown above) was selected representing the last decade, and being within the sphere of those top photographers who have contributed greatly with their images and the passion they hold for photography as a whole.

Ex 2009- Christian interviewed by Select Magazine

(2009) SELECT 63 magazine showcases food photography from around the world. In an article with Helen Farquhar, Director of Marketing McDonald’s, Aust. she says: “We are looking for that wow factor, someone who can make food look incredible, appetising and appealing but to still look real. One who is not just prepared to replicate the current accepted way of shooting food and we have that in Christian as he is prepared to push the boundaries.” View Christian's SELECT 63 magazine interview here

Interview with Helen Farquhar