Archive for September, 2009

Sydney Dust @ Dusk

Posted in Stories Behind Photos on September 22, 2009 by chrisgleisner

Rainbow-Street-23-Sept-09-Dust-storm-at-dawn-photo-by-Chris-Gleisner-(5)_1This photo was taken at sunrise this morning. A sea of red covered eveything. Quite bizarre. If you were awake at this time, you know what I mean! 🙂

Images for Life Force @ Stills Gallery

Posted in News and Events - Chris Gleisner on September 20, 2009 by chrisgleisner


This image of Top from my Kut ta phet series is going to be auctioned at a charity event for Life Force Cancer Foundation (, at Stills Gallery in Paddington.  The event will be held on 18 October from 2-5pm. Opera singer, Dominica Matthews, will perform. Jeanne Bastos, Emanuel Lieberfreund and Nick Dowling will provide Brazillian jazz music. Art auctioneer, Andrew Shapiro, will also auction photographs by: Ben Ali Ong, Tony Amos, Hayley Anderson, Anthony Browell, Catherine Cloran, Sandy Edwards, Bonita Ely, Cassie French, Luke Hardy, Mayu Kanamori, Ian Lever, Julie Martin, Belinda Mason, Rob Scott-Mitchell, Bronwyn Rennex, Moshe Rosenzveig, Lisa Sharkey, Peter Solness and Zorica Purlija.

Life Force is a not-for-profit charity providing emotional and psychosocial support to people dealing with the experience of cancer. Please contact for more info or tickets to the event.

Smitten with Style Trivia Night

Posted in Stories Behind Photos on September 9, 2009 by chrisgleisner


Last night I photographed a new trivia event by Smitten with Style’s Wendy Mak, at the Victoria Room in Darlinghurst.  Great atmosphere and a fun evening (though the low light makes the photography a little more challenging). Find out more info at  Above: Trivia Style Queen winners!

TravelTech Conference 09

Posted in Stories Behind Photos on September 8, 2009 by chrisgleisner

TravelTech 09 - Lonely Plant wins Web Awards Photo Chris Gleisner

Today I photographed the TravelTech conference at Dockside, Darling Harbour.  I’ve been photographing the conferences for a few years now for Martin Kelly of Travel Trends. This year Lonely Planet won the inaugural TravelTech Web Awards, for their outstanding website.

Sarah Ouellette, Regional Director Client Solutions, Lonely Planet, is receiving her award from Sari Vahakoski, Managing Director, Amadeus IT Pacific.

For more information about the conference, go to: The rest of the conference photos will be posted on my Flickr site soon.

Happy Father’s Day

Posted in Stories Behind Photos on September 6, 2009 by chrisgleisner

Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there!

This is a photo from a shoot I did yesterday at Clovelly Beach. Chad and his daughter Sage in a moment capturing the joy of fatherhood. Thanks to Cat, Chad and Sage for a fun afternoon.

Maggie and Martin

Posted in Stories Behind Photos on September 3, 2009 by chrisgleisner
Maggie & Martin

Maggie & Martin

Tonight at the opening of the Blake Prize, I ran into Maggie again. I hadn’t seen her since I made this photo of her with Martin Sharp. The image was chosen as part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About photography exhibition in Hyde Park in 2007.

My friend and painter, Viruch Pikuntod, and another photographer friend, Ben Ali Ong, were chosen for the Blake Prize. A well deserved honour for both.  Keep an eye out for these great talents and wonderful souls!

Photos Can Make A Difference

Posted in Stories Behind Photos on September 3, 2009 by chrisgleisner

Photography can make a difference

In 2006, I travelled to a small village in Thailand with my good friend, Viruch Pikuntod. While I was there, I photographed the local school children, many of whom had never had a photo taken before. Tragically, this little boy died less than a year later. This was the only photo his family had of him. I knew when I was making the photos that it was a great thing to do for the families, but when I heard of this child’s death, it really drove home how photography can be of such great value, and how photographers can use their talents to really make a difference for the people they photograph.

On my next visit to Kut ta phet, I went to two more schools to make photos of the children.  It cost me nothing, and gave me so much joy.

Check out This is a great iniative!