November: Christian Mushenko, Sydney
Christian Mushenko‘s work never fails to draw me back to the ocean and I always always fall for fizzy bubbles that seem to accompany the water he shoots. Having said this, Christian isn’t afraid of the contrast between light and dark, and whilst our POV is from the dark and perhaps ominous depths, the feet seem to be introducing light and air into the water and draw the eye up to the sparkle of sunshine (or is it night lights?) above the surface. Very ethereal. Always emotive.
December: Steve Boniface, Wellington
Almost exactly a year ago I featured a beautiful landscape shot by Steve Boniface. Since then as always he has been very prolific, shooting everything from factories and industry, studio set ups and people around the world. But my favourite series by far was a project on cane workers in Fiji, some of which have not yet been released publicly. So I am very privileged to have been one of the first people to whom Steve has shown this stunning body of work. This shot is only one of many, but I love the composition, the crunchy texture of the sugar cane and the vibrant blue of the worker’s head-covering with his eyes peering out.