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Jeremy Blair investigates the intersections of place and self by developing cameraless photograms inspired by the pioneering alternative process photography of artists László Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray. Jeremy creates 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, that enable naturally occurring variables like outside temperatures, microscopic light leaks, and the use of nearby bodies of water to use as a base for his chemicals. These natural elements help to produce unique place-based prints that could never be created in a traditional darkroom. In this emerging body of work, foraged artifacts and materials interact with light and chemicals to create unique photographic monotypes that illustrate and define Jeremy's lived experience.