It’s hard to tell whether I’m looking at all that’s left after a futile attempt at taming the desert, or witnessing the first tentative steps towards creating somewhere people can live. Either way, not much to see, but there’s a lot of what isn’t there. An area pretty much defined by its negative space, blessed with light sliding in from no particular direction. Adding people and the things they’ve made only seems to make the landscapes emptier.—Chris Sisarich
New Zealand-based photographer Chris Sisarich captures the empty landscape of the Egyptian desert and the marks left by man in his series Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere. The sprawling views are otherworldly to say the least—almost like a movie set—and the scale and vastness of the desert made even clearer when scattered with tiny people and the lone gas station.
Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Julia Sabot is the Associate Photo Editor at Dwell.