Melbourne-based Emma Phillips‘ Salt beautifully depicts the unearthly realm of a salt mine on the Nullarbor Plain, in Western Australia. Phillips randomly came across the mine and made all the photographs in the series within the space of a couple hours.
Seattle-based photographer Sadie Wechsler creates dreamlike scenarios, using photography in concert with other tools to create an alternate world. She takes advantage of her medium to create scenarios that vary from just the other side of normal, where perhaps one detail is not quite right, to lyrical, innately surreal constructions. Wechsler, who was just named one of five finalists for the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize, answered some of our questions about her difficult-to-pigeonhole work.