|all photos by Tom Blachford|
Set against the backdrop of Palm Springs Modernism Week, Australian photographer Tom Blachford is presenting Midnight Modern this Friday, a moody series shot over three separate trips to the California desert town. While the 10th annual Modernism Week celebrates Palm Springs' bevy of midcentury architectural gems by day, Blachford's images explore the relationship between the forms of the houses, the surrounding mountains and the moonlight.
From the artist:
The naked eye is unable to process such dimly lit scenes; but the camera, through long exposure, reveals images unseen. Time is compressed from thirty seconds into one viewable moment. The stars blur into dashes to remind us that even seemingly immovable steel and mountains are slowly spinning on a grand scale as our earth rotates on its axis, and in turn around the sun.
The debut of Midnight Modern could find no better home than the Alexander-built Menrad Residence, one of Blachford's subjects and a Twin Palms home designed by William Krissel. The home will be open for tours, and tickets for the one-day-only exhibition ($35) are still available here!