Something Sacred investigates ideas of sacred places and ‘emotional geography’ in a contemporary, secular context. Through photography’s subjective interpretations, the crux of Something Sacred becomes less about what is being looked at, and more about how we are looking. Considering the spaces between the religious and the secular; individual and collective; material and invisible; describable and ineffable – this project aims to not only discuss the personal and/or institutional definitions of ‘the sacred’, but the enmeshment and complexity of the term and its iterations to people. This has been revealed and supported through a philosophy of photography, one that acknowledges the experiential qualities that have significant affects on our understanding of our being-in-the-world. The performance of photography exposes itself as one of a number of different actions that can elicit different ways of seeing. That is, it questions the rigid constraints of mapped, topological concepts of place, and alludes to a fluidity in understanding place, as well as the potential for it to be (re)presented.