‘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

Philip Kennedy

November 30, 2011 / By

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