Desert Pictures explores the notion of landscape and questions how an environment is imaged and framed. These “landscape" photographs are c-print photograms created in the darkroom by making physical impressions of desert minerals, plants, and animals on light-sensitive paper. I make multiple exposures with a range of coloured filters to draw attention to the light physics at play in both optical perception and the construction of a photograph. The samples I used were culled from research labs at the University of Arizona or collected on my own excursions through the Sonoran Desert. In my process, I work toward photographic transformation that can be suggestive of the mystery and possibility of nature.