One photographer whose work I do know, and for whom I have a lot of respect, is Mark Kimber. His base is in Adelaide, and his most recent series is Edgeland:
Mark Kimber, Supermarket, from Edgeland, 2008
Kimber is able to use colour as a part of the design of the image and as a mode of expression and so works in the tradition initiated by William Eggelston, whose mature work was characterized by the splashes and blocks of colour amidst ordinary subject-matter, and which has its roots in the photorealists.
Outside the studio, where such control has been impossible, color has induced timidity and an avoidance of those varieties of meaning that are not in the narrowest sense aesthetic. Most color photography, in short, has been either formless or pretty. In the first case the meanings of color have been ignored; in the second they have been considered at the expense of allusive meanings. While editing directly from life, photographers have found it too difficult to see simultaneously both the blue and the sky.Kimber's work is characterised by strong form and intense blocks of colour, whilst avoiding the overkill of some of the Photoshopped digital work on Flickr or the prettiness of National Geographic. Kimber's images are not photographs of color, any more than they are photographs of shapes, textures, objects, symbols, or events, They are photographs of experience, as it has been ordered and clarified within the structures imposed by the technological apparatus of the camera.