In response to American Cathedral, which focused on National Parks and the direct results of a century of American conservationism, Lunachrome turns the lens outward towards unprotected and everyday landscapes. In the same vein as works like Adams' The New West, this project explores the broken everyday relationships between people, resources, and land. Using a novel false color infrared process, plants are rendered in brilliant shades of red while the rest of the scene remains in "true color," grounding the images in reality while creating a sense of otherworldliness.
Infrared also demonstrates the vibrant nature of landscapes many write off as desolate wastelands only useful for resource extraction, creating stunning scenes out of derelict towns surrounded by desert brush. This reflects Cameron's decades of experience living and working in the deserts of the American Southwest, often finding vibrant ecosystems in the most unexpected, inhospitable places.