Art Crush: Tom Blachford “Midnight Modern”

Melbourne photographer Tom Blachford shoots mid-century Palm Springs architecture under the midnight glow of a full moon. “My latest series is my most involved to date and took an uncharacteristic amount of patience and and dedication,” the artist explains.


“Shot over 2 separate trips the images explore the relationship between the moonlight, the forms of the houses and mountains as a backdrop. With our eyes and brains simply unable to process the dimly lit scene resulting images leave you as the viewer confused as to how such an image could exist before us but never be seen. Time is compressed from 30 seconds into one viewable moment. The stars blur into dashes to remind us that even seemingly immovable steel and mountains are actually spinning on a grand scale as our earth rotates on its axis, and in turn around the sun.”

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