‘Moonlit Modern’ photography captures eerie Palm Springs 1

Architecture & Design · Visual arts

It’s fun perusing night-owl photographer Tom Blachford‘s portraits of classic Palm Springs mid-century residential architecture.

The cheerful pancake-flat homes when portrayed (normally) under a full splash of desert sun by moonbeam ray take on a somewhat cold and menacing aspect. Blachford, 27, not only injects a youthful spin in his “Moonlit Modern” series, but the Aussie-born photog fastens a “foreign” eye on this most American of architectural styles.

The “Moonlit” images will be exhibited one day only as part of the fun annual Palm Springs Modernism Week (Feb 12 – 22). The photos will hang at the Menrad Residence in the desert oasis’s Twin Palms neighborhood. House tours will take off throughout the day, and a chill cocktail reception will reign by evening.

“Moonlit Modern” exhibit | Palm Springs Modernism Week | Friday, Feb 20, 12 – 7 pm | tickets/info

One comment on “‘Moonlit Modern’ photography captures eerie Palm Springs

  1. Shea New Feb 19,2015 11:20 am

    This is where I live! So fantastic…

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