The world is a funny old place, full as it is with landscapes so far beyond my realm of understanding that I can barely even begin to comprehend they exist. To see environments such as Australia’s salt mines crystallised in a photography series is understandably quite impressive then, and no more so than the landscapes themselves; vast expanses of white populated only by the occasional crane and digger and overhung with a glorious blue sky,
Even better, Emma Phillips, the imager-maker responsible for the photographs, has preserved the strange majesty of the series in a publication which allows the images room to breathe better than I could possibly hope. Orientated in landscape spreads, with varying shades of white to juxtapose with her subject matter, Salt is just about strange enough to question its credibility, and just realistic enough to have you rubbing your eyes in wonderment. Now a round of applause for me, please, for getting to the end of this article without making (almost) a single salt-based pun.
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