Pic of the day

Here's another pic of the day, this time from the Art Gallery of NSW. I shot this last December during the Nude show, and it features Wild Man by Ron Mueck.

It was a hard work to shoot as the face almost had a 'sweet spot', a perfect angle to shoot it from, and I also wanted to to give a sense of the scale. I shot it from several angles, including from above with a ladder, and decided it worked well with a fairly wide angle lens.

Pic of the day

Occasionally you pick up a publication and chance upon something you have shot. It was a pleasant surprise to see this image of an artist in performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art from an event shoot I did earlier in the year, published in Liveworks 2017, the handbook for the Festival Of Experimental Art.


Pic of the day...


...Liveworks 2017

Digitisation Service Australia

Since the beginning of this year I had been considering rebooting a digitisation business, and this has eventuated with Digitisation Service Australia, here in central Sydney.

I had had a similar business ten years ago 'Viewfinder'.

Increasingly I have noticed a demand for a specialised and independent digitisation business since I returned to Sydney 18 months ago to work at the Art Gallery of NSW, and subsequently on the mass digitisation project at the State Library of NSW.

I will run Digitisation Service Australia alongside Kreisler Photography.


Digitisation Service Australia

Art Documentation - Sydney Contemporary 2017.

It was a privilege to do the installation documentation for numerous galleries and artists who exhibited at Sydney Contemporary 2017.

The annual event was fabulous, and I saw plenty of art that I coveted. It was good to meet up with familiar faces, some whom I hadn't bumped in to for years.

Here is a selection of shots from the event:

Jewellery photography workshop in Bangkok - teaching Tong

I have been doing a series of educational workshops on product photography while in Bangkok. 

Yesterday it was flat lay shooting of bags, and today I've been teaching Tong, who has a prestige jewellery business. Tong wanted to learn how to shoot jewellery for his family business.

We looked at using a light tent to capture a diamond necklace on black, and I encouraged him to take the shot with his new Olympus Macro lens. We had purchased the light tent the day before at MBK shopping centre, and I was really impressed with it - I will definitely buy one myself.

 I ran through file management and outputting jpegs optimised for web as well.

Photo by Tong. Diamond Necklace by Charn Jewellery, Bangkok.


Handbags for Marchi Leather

I shot some handcrafted bags for Marchi Leather in Bangkok late last year. Pictured right is the Cubit. I was reminded of these while giving a Bangkok workshop today on shooting products, and used this image as an example of the many stages of the process in product photography, and issues around getting clean white backgrounds.

Marchi Leather - red bag.

Marchi Leather, Cubit bag.


Boomerang Collection Photography

I am busy doing editing and post production on a private collection of over 200 boomerangs at Carriageworks. It is a significant group of objects with some going back well over a hundred years.

I decided to feature them on a white background, which is the convention within museums. They were done using a copy stand set up with Elinchrom lighting and a Canon 5d, with a Zeiss ZE 50mm makro planar.


Screenshot of Adobe Camera Raw edit window.

Arcadia exhibition: showing now

Arcadia, a group photography show is currently on at Collab Gallery and runs until July 29th, 2017. Hours are: Wed-Sat, 11-5pm.

My works are available to purchase, HERE.

Eye Makeup & Skull, 2017.

Since 2015 Nick Kreisler has been exploring Bangkok shopping malls through a camera’s lens. Much like a modern day Grand Palais these styled environments overload the senses with a rich tapestry of technology, advertising images, and products.
Kreisler masterfully captures reflective surfaces choosing to present them in diptychs of rhythmic lines, shapes and angles. Kreisler’s images capture the playful allure of these capitalist temples while still alluding to a dystopian reality simmering below the shimmering surface.
Kreisler is an established Sydney and Melbourne based photographer. He describes his artistic approach as a ‘‘cool observational approach to portraiture and street photography. It should look easy, democratic, and devoid of pretence". He counts Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, Lee Friedlander and Helmut Newton as influences.

Arcadia, photo exhibition, Collab Gallery, Sydney

I am exhibiting work in a group photography show, Arcadia, opening on July 19th, 6-8.30pm.

My contribution is images of Shopping Malls in Bangkok, taken between 2015-2017, from my series 'Shiny Surfaces'.

Collab Gallery is at 64 Pine St, Chippendale, Sydney.

Show runs until July 29th, 2017.

Passing Glance, 2017, from the series 'Shiny Surfaces'.