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I investigate the intersections of place and self by developing site-based cameraless photograms that reconstruct and reimagine specific moments, memories, and people from my life. I create my work outdoors in a mobile darkroom tent by placing foraged materials onto photosensitive paper, exposing the paper with a flashlight, and processing the photogram using a series of eco-friendly chemicals. Darkroom tents are unique to each location, utilize natural water sources and resources, and embrace variables like weather and water temperatures, and light leaks from the woven canvas walls. These place and site-based elements help to produce unique cameraless prints that could never be created in a traditional darkroom. In this emerging body of work, foraged artifacts and materials interface with light, water, and chemicals to create unique photographic monotypes that illustrate my lived experience.