Interested in psychology, chemistry, and design, Brea Souders shapes the physical materials that comprise the majority of her photographs. Her redolent images are a canvas for her creative practice, which extends from the sculptural montages in her "Counterforms" series to the literal suspension of chance in her "Film Electric" project. Souders’s chosen subject matter often includes personal effects or specific props that she arranges in pictorial space, which she conceives as a visual analogy to the description in her titles. Her works function as experiments, or as a physical acting out of an abstract concept or layered subject—investigations into her past, cultural heritage, art history, and language. Despite Souders’ preference for control over the creation of her images, her intuition is to always honor chance and the unknowable. She says of her work, “Illumination isn’t guaranteed."