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Jeremy Blair investigates the intersections of place and self by developing cameraless photograms. Jeremy creates alternative process photograms on-site by placing foraged organic materials and cultural objects onto photosensitive paper, exposing the paper to light, and then chemically processing the photogram in an outdoor darkroom tent. Jeremy constructs his darkroom tents unique to each location, enabling naturally occurring variables like outside temperatures, natural light, and the use of nearby bodies of water for mixing eco-friendly chemicals. These natural elements help to produce unique nature-inspired place-based prints that could never be created in a traditional darkroom. Foraged artifacts and materials interact with light and chemicals to create unique photographic monotypes that illustrate and define Jeremy's lived experience in this emerging body of work.