Australian photographer Kate Ballis is drawn to the Modernist architecture and landscapes of California. She roves through Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, Arizona, the Atacama Desert and the Uyuni Salt flats with a converted full-spectrum mirrorless camera and infrared filters, which bathe her photographs in pink and purple hues. These hyperreal images look as though they have been plucked from a dollhouse or diorama. Her latest exhibition, Hyperphantasia, is on display at Arthouse Gallery in Rushcutters Bay until 29 February 2020.
Hyperphantasia: a trip through the California desert – in pictures