The series 'Negatives' was developed after Derz travelled through the remote areas of the Taklamakan desert, China and the isolated volcanic landscape of Ambrym, Vanuatu. Through the expressive potential of remote landscapes, these images traverse the liminal zones between ones imagination, memory and experience of place. Derz is drawn to landscapes that evoke a sense of emptiness that is at once familiar and unknown. The otherworldly emptiness and voids depicted in her images are an attempt to direct the viewer towards a sense of absence not necessarily apparent in ones everyday world.