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Midnight Modern by Photographer Tom Blachford

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16 Feb 2015
designaddict

Modernism Week presents a one-day only exhibition opening by Photographer Tom Blachford, at the iconic Menrad Residence in Palm Springs.

On Friday, February 20th the latest installment series by photographer Tom Blachford “Midnight Modern” will be unveiled for a one-day only exhibition opening. The new works are an extension of Blachford’s previous collection, capturing classic Palm Springs mid-century architecture bathed in the surreal light of a full moon. Fittingly, the exhibition will take place inside one of Palm Spring’s most iconic homes, the Alexander built Menrad Residence (the foremost mid-century construction company known for their homes built in the 1950’s and 60’s).

The “Midnight Modern” works will be displayed in large scale size 50” (130cm) wide and will be for sale during the event, as well as on Blachford’s own website.

Among the architectural masterworks featured in the series is the recently restored Kaufmann house, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946. Blachford was given a rare opportunity to photograph the pool from the rear of the spectacular property. Under a night sky the result draws an intriguing parallel with the iconic photographs taken previously by Julius Shulman and Slim Aarons.

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