Director Chris Sisarich didn’t get a camera from his Dad when he was 7, or make Super 8 movies as a kid. He didn’t even pick up a camera until he was 24. Instead his teenage years disappeared in a cloud of smoke and squealing tires. Chris moved to London to explore the world but ended up in South Africa where he surfed and hung out. He then moved to Sydney where he surfed and hung out.
Chris decided he needed to get himself sorted so decided he wanted to be an architect, a pilot, or an adventure guide. Instead he became a photographer.
He's shot in Prague, LA, Egypt and Sydney, from the deserts of Mali to down-town New York, and the local studio down the road. Chris has exhibited work in New York, San Diego and Auckland. In 2013 and 2015 his work was recognised by Lurzer’s Archive in their ‘Top 200 Advertising Photographers World-wide’.
Now Chris has discovered moving pictures – the collaboration, the planning, and the storytelling, he loves it all. To use light, motion, movement, and character as a way to create story is wonderful. Being trained to tell a story compositionally in a single frame is a useful skill for a filmmaker. And having been in front of the camera a few times helps him when he works with actors, models, and performers.
Chris says "I love my work. I love the variety, the fact that every day is different. That I get to work with so many different and amazing people, that it takes me to far flung corners of the world. That I get to work on projects that are visually rich, emotive, striking, fashion forward, or just plain sexy. What a job".