About Nick Kreisler


Photography has long been a career choice for the Kreislers. My Viennese grandfather had studios in Austria, Spain, and eventually Buenos Aires. My uncle Alex Klein was a top advertising photographer in Mexico City and I remember his 1970s studio there well. Alex's grand daughter Tania, though only 26, has been winning numerous international awards over the past two years for her fine art photography.

 I inherited my first camera system , a Leica M2 with 3 lenses from my father's uncle George when I was 20. I had completed a degree in Spanish and Art History, but photography was a calling.

Cut to Auckland in1989, I got my first job in the business as assistant to German photographer Rudolf Erb. He shot food, advertising, and fashion, most of it on 4x5 inch film with a Sinar and Broncolor system. I shot fashion and editorial. In 1997 I did a year's study at Unitec - Certificate In Professional Photography.

In 1999 I moved to Sydney and have worked here and in Melbourne since. Although I started in fashion and portraiture, much of my commercial work over the past ten years has been in fine art documentation and digitisation. I was trained in digitisation while a Senior Photographer at the State Library Of NSW from 2004-2008.

At the start of 2016 I went to work in photography at the Art Gallery Of NSW, and though the contract ended in 2017 I am still retained on staff there.

I have held several exhibitions of my photography in Sydney and Melbourne. The most recent was Arcadia, July 2017, at Collab Gallery in Sydney.

I run Kreisler Photography, and my other business Digitisation Service Australia, from central Sydney.

Services and Rates

As of 2018, I have changed my services. I no longer shoot events or 'one off hourly rate jobs'. Minimum booking time is by the day, and I am concentrating on projects with interesting creative.

My rates are benchmarked against those from the AIPP and National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA). I charge a creative fee plus equipment rental and production expenses. These are clearly itemised in an estimate for the client to approve prior to the job. I retain copyright on images and licensing is conferred at payment of final invoice.


Selected Clients

Menzies Art Brands, State Library Of New South Wales, Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade (Australia), Craft Victoria, City Of Darebin (Melbourne), Boss Magazine, Girlfriend Magazine, Pavement Magazine, Arenafilm, Hibiscus Films, P&O/Carnival, National Gallery Of Victoria, Saatchi & Saatchi Hong Kong, Harpers & Collins, SBS Broadcasting, National Gallery Of Victoria, Art Gallery Of NSW, Gould Galleries, Darren Knight Gallery, Letterbox Design, World Weave, Apex Shoes, The Johnston Collection, Juice Magazine, Rip It Up Magazine, Real Groove Magazine, Australian Financial Review, University Of Wollongong, Uni Of Melbourne, Monash Uni, Australian Publishers Association, Brenex Investments, Australian Institute Of Management, Mauhaus Design.