Meet Sean Sisk


People I work with and my clients have mentioned I might want to have a bio on my site so you can get to know me a little better, so here`s my kick at the can. I`m not sure where to start. Maybe I should tell you about how my grandmother (Nana, she was awesome) gave me an old 110mm camera when I was about 7 years old, or how I used to steal my dad’s Canon AE-1 and sneak some shots of whatever seemed interesting to a 10 year old boy. Somehow he always used to find out.

I guess the first hint that I was really getting serious was I`d skip class (…not that I’m advocating skipping class in any way) to spend hours printing and developing roll and after roll of film in the darkroom in high school. Photos, and chemicals, and creativity just always seemed more interesting. I was lucky enough to learn some darkroom techniques from Terry, the great Yousuf Karsh’s darkroom technician (dude’s got skills); and it was there were I was able to start learning how to express my vision and develop my photo processing methods that help give my photos the look they have today.

So many great people have been involved to help me do what I do; from family and friends, associates and co-workers, amazing clients, to publications that have run my work. If you’re interested, you can find out more in the Client List section. Please, have look around. If you take anything away after looking at my site, I hope it’s simply this:
I love what I do.

I love taking photos, it’s all I’ve ever known.

As Annie Leibovitz said:
“I only photograph people I know”

I hope to meet you soon.

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Sean Sisk and Sarah Cross

This is a quick cell phone snap of myself and one of the amazing hair stylists I work with Sarah Cross, owner of Salon Bliss salon in Ottawa.

We were at Bell Media for the day doing headshots of their TV and radio personalities and we decided to take a fun photo proudly showing off our No More Bullies bracelets.  No More Bullies is an anti-bullying campaign created by Stuntman Stu, Angie, and Trish at MAJIC 100 FM to promote acceptance and tolerance through raising awareness and anti-bullying school presentations.



Gear and Studio


Sean Sisk uses all Nikon Pro equipment (lenses & camera bodies) & Lexar media cards, as well as a complete portable studio set up including studio strobes, battery packs, stands, backgrounds and more.All of Sean’s post processing is done on a Dell XPS i7 with twin 23 inch monitors using latest version (generally) of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop. With some exceptions some plug-ins are used.

The crew that makes all this possible:

Make-Up Artist (styling & assisting):
Corey J. Stone

Assistant Make Up Artist
Karen Rideout

Make-Up Artist Credits:
Leslie Ann Barret, Meredith Lyman, Nicole Juliette & Tressa Wilson

Hair Stylist
Sarah Cross and Sandi Gagnier of Salon Bliss

Other Hair Stylists
Studio B, Chrystal Lotz

Diego Dias, Roxanne Parent, Chantel Armstrong

Video & Editing
Kim Vincent

Website Design & Management (and anything else that needs to be done):
Erin Fraser

Sean Sisk is currently available for hire locally, nationally, and internationally.

Professional Organizations

Sean Sisk Photography is a proud member of NAPP