‘Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere’ by Chris Sisarich

Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere by Chris Sisarich

Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere by Chris Sisarich

Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere by Chris Sisarich

New Zealander photographer Chris Sisarich took these photographs while on an assignment in Egypt. At the time he was shooting a tourism campaign, but every moment that he had free he would turn his lens onto these incredible empty landscapes. I love how these barren views show the hostility of the desert, as well as the surrealisim of the marks left by man.

Sisarich summarizes these images particularly well:

It was 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. These are spaces defined by their negative space, blessed with light – which is sliding in from all directions.

For me, these pictures look more like photos from a science-fiction film then anything on Earth. The complete set is called ‘Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere’ and it can be viewed here.

Philip

3 Comments ‘Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere’ by Chris Sisarich

  1. Matt November 30, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Erm, I think Chris is from New Zealand actually. Sorry to be pedantic, we Kiwis get like that when someone calls us Australian :)

  2. Chris Sisarich November 30, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Hey Philip

    Thanks very much for the post.
    Love seeing my work getting blogged and talked about.
    Especially on such a great site.

    I do shoot lots in Australia……. but am actually from New Zealand
    Aotearoa in my blood

  3. Philip KennedyPhilip Kennedy December 1, 2011 at 1:21 AM

    Hey Chris,

    Really sorry about the confusion. Think I may have miss read that somewhere else online. It’s all fixed now. Your work is amazing!

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