Chris Sisarich

“Water Tower”

From the series ‘Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere’


It’s hard to tell whether I’m looking at all that’s left after a futile attempt at taming the desert, or witnessing the first tentative steps towards creating somewhere people can live. Either way, not much to see. But a lot of what isn’t there. An area pretty much defined by its negative space, blessed with light sliding in from no particular direction. Adding people and the things they’ve made only seems to make the landscapes emptier.


I live and work out of Auckland New Zealand, ‘Aotearoa’.  I’m married with 2 young daughters.  I surf, and love it. I make my living shooting Landscape, Lifestyle and Automotive work for Ad agencies around the world. But always love coming home.  My personal work motivates me and keeps me excited about being a photographer. Leonardo da Vinci said, ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’. It is simplicity that I look for when I shoot.

Selected by Natasha Egan, Curator and Executive Director at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.