Chris Sisarich is an New Zealand photographer, living in Auckland, New Zealand. He shoots commercial work at home and around the world. He likes to photograph mostly empty landscapes, preferring a more minimal aesthetic. His Egypt Desert is a series of seemingly uninhabitable landscapes that makes the viewer wonder how people can survive in such harsh conditions. He uses a desaturated color palette to add to the starkness of the environment, using human references to bring us back to the realization that these landscapes are meant to be inhabited.
Recently, Chris won one of just seven fine art citations at the PDN Curator Awards in New York. He was awarded the prize for a series of landscapes developed during a recent trip to the Middle East to shoot a campaign for Tourism Egypt. The photos appeared in PDN Magazine and were shown at the prestigious Milk Studios in New York during their 2010 summer exhibition series.