During her three-year marriage to a wealthy Egyptian, Lee Miller lived in Cairo, where she explored new directions in her photography. Prior to living in Egypt, Miller's images were largely limited to fashion and advertising subjects. Once in Cairo, however, she concentrated on still lifes and the landscape. This image of a desert landscape seen through the torn screen of a tent embodies Surrealist impulses Miller acquired early in her career, while working with Man Ray. The view contrasts interior and exterior worlds much as the Surrealists contrasted the worlds of the unconscious and the conscious.