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Glenn McGrath at Sydney Airport

Posted in Stories Behind Photos on May 21, 2010 by chrisgleisner

Wednesday night I was out at Sydney International airport photographing an Ahmadiyya cricket team for a new personal project on Blacktown. They’re off to play in a tournament overseas. The airport was practically empty, and Glenn McGrath walks past. Needless to say, the team was pretty excited, and I was there to capture the moment on camera! They took it as a good sign for the tournament ahead.

Annual Report

Posted in Stories Behind Photos on October 16, 2009 by chrisgleisner

Uniting Care_photo_chrisgleisner_oct09_030I’ve been so busy with work, I’ve neglected my new blog. I just thought I’d post an image from a recent shoot for Uniting Care Burnside, for their annual report. The brief was to capture the connection between a father and child, and represent support.

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! 🙂

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!