There’s something about looking at these photographs of local salt mines that… I don’t know, they’re like a visual chill pill or something. Photographer Emma Phillips snapped these beautiful shots in the Nullarbor Plain in WA, but they look like a landscape from outer space.
Even the industrial elements — conveyer belts and caravans and the like — don’t seem to tarnish the overwhelmingly bright, totally dreamy scenes.
Feature Shoot notes that Philips came across the surreal site by chance, and managed to get all these images in just a few hours time.
We’ve seen some impressive mines before, but something about the way these were captured is just perfect. They’re like land-bound clouds, freshly driven snow, or… piles of cocaine heaped up like new mountains in the wild.
You can purchase Salt, Emma Philips’s new book featuring the series, here for $US45. I could see keeping a copy bedside to meditate on before falling asleep, clearing your head except for the washed out whites and blues. [Feature Shoot; Emma Philips; Printed Matter]