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Emma Phillips 'Salt' Photo Series Captures the Vast Australian Salt Mines

 - May 15, 2014
References: emmaphillips.net & featureshoot
Australian photographer Emma Phillips, who is based in the city of Melbourne, captured the ironically unearthly landscapes that comprise the salt mines of Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia. Her photo series is aptly and simply titled 'Salt.'

Emma Phillips did not put a lot of planning or thought into the series. Rather, she decided to pursue it after randomly coming across the mine. She ended up capturing all her photographs in the matter of a couple of hours.

The landscapes captured in the photos are pure white, vast and seemingly never-ending. For this reason, all the non-salt elements of the photos -- the sky, tractors, trailers -- appear as though they were hand-painted onto a black-and-white landscape photo. This serves to reinforce the intense and striking visual appeal of an extremely bizarre and beautiful landscape.