Sometimes the best subjects aren’t planned or scouted, but simply happen by chance. Melbourne-based photographer, Emma Phillips stumbled across the salt mines in the Nullarbor Plain while driving through the Western Australian desert. She immediately saw the photographic potential of the towering white hills and minimal landscapes.

Without asking permission, she walked right in and began taking pictures. The whole process lasted about an hour. The result is Salt, a surreal and otherworldly look at an industrial landscape, complimented by pale blue skies amidst a background of stark white planes. 

Text by Kayla Chobotiuk