Tom Blachford’s “Midnight Modern IV” at NYC’s Toth Gallery

The final installment of the beloved Palm Springs photographic series

In 2015, architectural photographer and artist Tom Blachford released Midnight Modern in Palm Springs during Modernism Week. For many (our editorial staff included) it was love at first sight. With this photo series, Blachford captured the desert city lit only by the light of the moon—documenting and defying time all at once. Blachford paused the sublime natural world and honed in on its relationship with manmade splendor. Meticulous framing …

Tom Blachford’s “Midnight Modern” From PowerHouse Books

The Palm Springs modernist architecture photo series in hardcover form

Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we’ve been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed “Midnight Modern” series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled by a desire to capture it in a way not yet seen, Blachford ventured out at night—with patience. The resulting series of images honors the …

Tom Blachford’s Latest “Midnight Modern” Photographs

Breathtaking images that capture Palm Springs modernist homes and period automobiles by the light of the moon

There is a long list of place around the world that have been so extensively photographed one wonders if it’s even possible to cast them in new light, present something new, or keep the mythos alive. Palm Springs falls upon that list with its decades of modernist architecture set amongst a stark desert backdrop. And yet Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford continues to capture its essence …