By decontextualizing stained darkroom trays, I challenge both cultural and art world associations with photography. Years of wear from various processes has created surprising textures and colors on the trays - visually, they have a verisimilitude to abstract expressionist paintings. Photography has often held a precarious position in the art world, with some critics designating it as "low art". The indistinguishability between photography and painting in these images acts as a reversal between "low" and "high". As nonrepresentational imagery illustrates, photography is much more complex than mere documentation. The medium challenges its own definitions with every click of the shutter.