A Thousand Plateaus is the result of an investigation of traditional compositional tools and how those tools are perceived. Through picking a familiar subject matter (landscape) and creating a photographic image reminiscent of that imagery, the photographs illustrate how ingrained certain modes of looking are in contemporary society. The photographs are created through multiple camera‐less processes employing the most basic tools: sun, water, soot, silver, paper, and glass. Stripping down the photographic process to these elements allowed for the introduction of my hand in the work. The resultant images are of my own making; there is no "actual" place. The images then raise questions regarding what is actually being depicted.