Reflection of light

As a photographer I am continually mesmerised by light, how it falls, the form it takes etc. With these shots I experimented with reflecting light and expressing light as a colour, and an object .

The results have an ephemeral beauty, and lushness to them. We ‘feel’ the light.

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Reflection and transparency

I’ve been exploring transparency and reflection recently; the relationship between the subject and medium, the meaning and the means.  My goal was to express colour as light, and show the luminous nature of light. These photos were all created in camera (not photoshop). Hopefully after the art babble above, the results are interesting photographs.

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The Eye Of The Beholder

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The International Color Awards are always an interesting mix of images. I’m chuffed to say I won 2nd place in the Merit of Excellence in the People category. Yippee!

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Beach Side Qingdao – 2nd Place Prize / Merit of Excellence for the People Category

The entries for the Colour Awards come from 79 countries across the globe so as they say at the Oscars, “its an honour to be nominated.”  I’m excited to share that I received 7 nominations across 4 categories, the details are below. Its always difficult to predict what the judges are looking for so the selection of what to enter is sometimes half the battle.

Bronte - Nominee in People

Bronte – Nominee in People

Swimmer - Nominee in Sport

Swimmer – Nominee in Sport

Beneath the Surface1 - Nominee in Abstract Category

Beneath the Surface1 – Nominee in Abstract Category

Beneath the Surface 2 - Nominee in Abstract

Beneath the Surface 2 – Nominee in Abstract

Journey  - Nominee in People

Journey – Nominee in People

Wingside - Nominee in Aerial

Wingside – Nominee in Aerial

In Transit - Nominee in People

In Transit – Nominee in People

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A Steamy Night in Singapore

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What better way to spend a steamy night in Singapore than wandering Chinatown enjoying the colour, shopping and food! Our recent shoot with models Nadia and Greg captured a bit of that fun and I can vouch that the drinks and food weren’t bad either.

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Thank you to my assistant, Seth, Winnie for styling, Alex for hair and makeup and Nadia and Greg from Diva models.

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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

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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.

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A Perfect Recipe

Scotland Island has all the makings for my dream location. Everyone that knows me knows that I’m at home with nature and that I have a real connection with the water so for me the location was just stunning.  Add to the mix an amazing crew, gorgeous models and an incredibly stylish house and you have all the ingredients for the perfect shoot. Now when are we going back to spend a weekend relaxing here?!

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I want to say a big thank you to everyone for all their hard work, Desiree, Anneke and Dempsey for Hair and Makeup, Liz Kavanagh for Styling, Danielle Potts and Monica Pronk for assisting me, Lisa Musico and Natasha Lorenzen for producing, Angela Mushenko for production support. Also to the models, Paulina Roxo, Curt Gossow, Katherine Soames, Cristina Garces, Vanessa Blake, Damien Sato, Craig Mack and Samuel Campbell from Wink Models, and child models Nathaniel and Aliyah. We made a fantastic team.

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Dive In

Come dive with me into the warm Pacific. It is so beautiful starting the day with a salt water champagne bath this time of year. A weekend morning swim, followed up by breakfast at the beach makes me smile for the rest of the day!

0Y4A00610Y4A9955 0Y4A06390Y4A0247To see more of my seascape and underwater series, click on the link below.  www.christianmushenko.com

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