Midnight Modern



Over the past two years Australian photographer Tom Blachford has made repeated trips to Palm Springs in America. During his first trip there he spent his evenings wandering around the suburbs photographing the American modernist houses. Inspired by the possibilities he quickly returned to refine the aesthetics of his series.

The low light conditions of the moon turns these architectural set pieces into subtly lit photos that could be from the '60s or '70s. With only a few tell tale signs of the long exposures required to take the images, the lines of the stars in the sky and blur around the leaves blown by the wind.

Palm Springs has been seen in a huge amount of imagery, but almost always during the bright sunshine. My hope for the series was to create a cinematic aesthetic for the homes to be viewed not just as buildings, but structures that have been the sets for countless scenes and stories.” - Tom Blachford