All photos: Emma Phillips
No, that's not snow you're looking at it. Far from it, in fact.
These arctic-like peaks and cliffs are giant mounds of salt piled up on the desert floor of the Nullabor Plain in Western Australia.
The otherworldly images are the work of Melbourne-based photographer Emma Phillips, who describes her series as "a poetic exploration of and tribute to Australia's monolithic landscape."
She eventually decided to spend her two-month semester break looking for interesting shooting locations in the desert, and that's where she stumbled upon this salt mine.
Because there was no one around, she was able to just walk right in with her Hasselblad H1 and get the photos she needed without any hassle.
If you like the refreshing minimalism of these photos, you'll be delighted to learn there is a limited edition "Salt" book, designed with an extremely austere aesthetic. Launched in 2012 alongside an exhibition, Phillips chose to self-publish the book instead of working with a traditional publishing house.
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