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.

Prague Pubs

With the weather turning cooler here, I think of sitting around the fire, and remember some nice pub meals in Prague: beer, meat and dumplings! I'm feeling warmer already!

 It is also quite amazing to see that no matter where you are in the world, people love to take photos of their food... hold on, that's me.



"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

Lights, Cameras, Prague!

I recently got back from a shoot in Prague for Grey Advertising, New York. I'd never been to Prague before so was lucky enough to also be able to spend a few days to look around.  The weather was fantastic and Prague's beauty didn't disappoint. (tourist pics at the bottom of this post).

We were there to shoot for two print and online campaigns whilst shadow shooting tv commercials being filmed at the same time. With nearly 70 people on set in a house, being able to get along with the crew and get what you need with minimal disruption to the flow of the day is obviously a key to success. This sort of work takes a skill of its own. Your angle is limited, time is of the essence, you have limitations on being able to direct the talent and you need to be able to work fast and always pull a rabbit out of the hat.


Prior to the shoot we were able to walk through the location house outside of the city, meet the talented director and cinematographer and get a feel for what the shots and sets would be. Funny how a house in the suburbs of Prague can seem like any northern hemisphere neighbourhood!


After capturing the images, one of the most important things on a big shoot is data wrangling and protection. In this case my assistant, Dani would download the cards scene by scene against the storyboards. Ensuring the scene prefixes matched, Dani would then do an edit ensuring white balance was consistent and then rate the files to edit down to a selection of the best. When you're working with 5000 images, workflow and speed are important. A big thank you to Eizo for all their support with their colour monitors.

We backed up to three different sources during the shoot so no data was lost (including a Drobo Mini raid system with SSD drives).  Its imperative you have a seamless data wrangling process in place on the shoot. We budgeted two days at the end of the shoot for post production and then one copy was sent via FedEx home, the second copy was carried in our hand luggage and the Producer from Grey carried the third copy to New York in her hand luggage. We weren't taking any chances.

With the pressure of the shoot behind us Dani and I were able to spend a day exploring beautiful Prague and soaking up the culture, dinner on the river banks, a visit to some art galleries and a jazz club etc.