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.

Shanghai Charm

I had fun buzzing around Shanghai on my last trip, shooting some lifestyle pics depicting a romantic day for a young couple. I think we got some lovely moments.

I love Shanghai as it is so varied! From the old charm of the French Concession to the futuristic modernity and ultra premium feel of hotels in the Pudong. There is something interesting around each corner!

I think I’ll have to stay in the Ritz Carlton next trip, and have a more relaxed drink in their rooftop bar, Flair. It is pretty amazing!

Buying flowers in Shanghai

Girl getting flowers

Couple at cafe

Man getting dressed

Woman shopping

Man in suit

Couple on a date

Couple on date at Flair in Shanghai

A big thank you to my incredible team in Shanghai, Luca for styling and co-producing, Miki for hair and makeup, Oleg for photography assisting, and the models, John and Yanan from Essee Model Management. I hope to work with you again soon.

Thank you

exhibition2 Thank you to everyone who attended the opening of Longing at the ARTHouse Hotel. It was a fantastic night and it meant a lot to me to see your supportive and smiling faces.  Apologies if I didn't get to speak to you! And a big thank you to HeadOn and the efforts of The ARTHouse Hotel.

The exhibition is up in the Gallery Bar till July 13th, so I hope I can buy you a drink there before then.

20% of proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House, with Triple J news presenter, Ange Lavoipierre giving an insightful speech on the night about dealing with leukemia as a teenager and talked about the support that the Ronald McDonald House gave her.

In other Head On news the Add On Exhibition  recently opened, the concept was very unusual.... 131 untitled, unnamed, uniformly sized photographs all on display.

photo-1One of my images was included which was very timely as it was this image that originally sparked my concept for the Longing exhibition. Thanks to Angela Mushenko for the pictures from the night.

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Opening night....

One week to go to the opening night of my exhibition, save the date.

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Join me for the opening of Longing on Mon 13 May from 6-8pm at the ArtHouse Hotel.

A big thank you to Lynda Howitt for designing my invites and to Head On for inviting me to be a part of the festival. Make sure you check it out. www.christianmushenko.com.

THE EXHIBITION: Longing references a quiet drama present in the photographs. They portray a light beyond darkness, a release into something beyond. Created without a lens, the images are not a ‘focussed’ view of the world, but a more basic response to light, and become abstract colour field images. This 'lack of focus' removes us from the actual subject in front of us. Instead it hints at the mysterious, often unclear vision of our futures, made up of our internal desires and a longing for what we don't have.

Sneak peek....

As promised, a sneak peek of my upcoming exhibition.....

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Longing references a quiet drama present in the photographs. The images portray a light beyond darkness, a release into something beyond. Created without a lens, the images are not a ‘focused’ view of the world, but a more basic response to light, and become abstract colour field images. This 'lack of focus' removes us from the actual subject in front of us. Instead it hints at the mysterious, often unclear vision of our futures, made up of our internal desires and a longing for what we don't have.

The exhibition will donate 20% of its proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities.   Date - 13 May 2013,  6-8pm at the Sydney’s ArtHouse Hotel Gallery Bar.