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.

Dog Days

Meet Samson, 11 years old, the best friend you could ask for. He is the most gentle companion who loves nothing more than being at your side. He gives far more love than you could imagine, and in the words of that wise person called Anonymous: "I aspire to be the person that my dog thinks I am."

If you ever make it down to the studio, he will be panting at the back door waiting to say hello.

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I Made Contact

After many years of contemplation and going back and forth I officially did it!! I bit the bullet and am represented by the talented team at Contacts Photography for my lifestyle work.  I'm really excited about this partnership expanding our production team and capabilities.

I was happily surprised to see it mentioned in Campaign Brief.....

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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.

Longing for a good time?

I'm really excited, I've been invited to hold an exhibition at Sydney's ArtHouse Hotel  as part of this year's Head on Festival. As many of you know its been several years since my last exhibition, Affinity. This one is very different, there are no seascapes to be seen. It's very conceptual and entitled, 'Longing' which ties in with one of my earlier posts.  It's not until May so I won't give too much away now. Let me know if you'd like to come along to the opening night.

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Dawn of the day

Another beautiful morning down at Balmoral. I love observing the passing parade and everyone's morning routines.  At first I couldn't tell whether my new friend Geoff was feeding the seagulls or the fish, turns out it was the fish. It was a gorgeous spectacle.  We had a bit of a chat, swapped life stories and then both headed off to work. Life is what you make it.

Ex July 2008 Head On Portrait competition WIN

(July 2008) 'Superheroes Walking Their Dog' won the People's Choice Award for the 2007 Head On Portrait Competition. This is one of a sequence of shots of Mr and Mrs Superhero which tells a story about the everyday life of a superhero, a brainchild born from the desire to create something 'fun and quirky' about a man who is past his prime.

Christian was shortlisted in this years 'Head On', with one of his Everyday Hero pictures, showing ordinary people in New York who have done something extraordinary. It runs annually around April/May at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney.