Connections

Hi have you subscribed to my new blog yet?  If not, please come and check out my CONNECTIONS blog:

http://www.christianmushenko.com/blog/

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Don’t forget to follow me on instagram too….  https://instagram.com/connections_project/

 

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Changes underway

THIS BLOG HAS NOW MOVED

www.christianmushenko.com/blog/

There’s been lots of changes in the works at the studio, I’ve just launched my new website and in line with that I’ve moved the location and direction of my blog.

I’ve started an exciting new project that resonates deeply with me, it’s called Connections. It’s about Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection.

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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.

I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you on my new blog:

www.christianmushenko.com/blog/

 

 

 

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“one thing leads to another”

These images are part of a series based on playing with the ideas of perception, truth and image.

The subject was actually a tower of found objects, such as buttons, plastic, bottles, fabric, and wire. Junk in other words.

By not photographing the junk but photographing the reflections and refractions of light onto and off the subject, we perceive a very different reality. Our point of view (specifically how the light sees and reacts to the objects) determines what we take away from our encounter.

Junk as beauty. One thing leads to another. Where one person sees junk another sees beauty.

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What makes a (Shanghai) home?

What makes a home or a community? The people, shared interests, the neighbourhood?

On a recent visit to Shanghai I wandered around an area being demolished to make way for new high-rise apartments. Buildings were left in various states of demolition, remnants of life still evident amongst graffiti, and even people still living in some areas.

An eerie beauty presided over the buildings left behind. Perhaps this was due to the infused memories of life, love and the dramas that they have seen.

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Seeing With Our Heart

We observe with our eyes but sometimes we see with our heart. The natural world has a way of connecting with something inside us, and a power of expression beyond the man-made.
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Perhaps we can view it with our own filters and take from it what we need. Light, dark, fear, hope, uncertainty, warmth. 2015_06_0Y4A8819
These images were taken soon after finding out my mother had just been diagnosed with late stage cancer. We had just arrived in Mexico and felt very far away. 2015_06_0Y4A8822
I find our connection with the natural world sometimes seems so in-tune with our human connections. 2015_06_0Y4A8887-1
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Winter harvest

Part two: colour and tone, theme and variations, chiaroscuro.

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Chiaroscuro

Part one: colour and tone, theme and variations, chiaroscuro.

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