Journal: Here's Palm Springs In All Its Nighttime Glory

Here’s Palm Springs In All Its Nighttime Glory

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
June 21, 2016
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Inspiration can strike anywhere, at any time. So when renowned photographer Tom Blachford found himself in Palm Springs, lit by twilight, a vision for a new photo series dawned on him. Why not combine classic cars, architecture, mountains, and darkness to help stir a compelling scene?

The result is called Midnight Modern, a series initially shot covertly but one that’s now well-known and embraced within the Palm Springs community. It’s not as simple as it looks, of course: it took Blachford three years in order to capture each setting at its best, with some benefitting from a well-placed classic car.

Here, you’re able to see the Kaufmann Residence, Frank Sinatra Twin Palms, and the Frey II house, among others, in an intimate look at a side of Palm Springs that only really longtime residents get to enjoy. If you’re not lucky enough to actually live there, Blachford will at least ship you a print.

For more on Midnight Modern, visit the website, or follow Tom Blachford on Instagram or Facebook.

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stradale
stradale

I use to drive to Palm Springs in the summer time on weekends for years in my Alfa. Alfas love hot weather. Unfortunately I had to go through two dashboards that cracked due to the intense daily heat. But that’s what you get when you hike up to Tahquitz Falls in Palm Sprigs, and swam in the cool waters in 100+ degree weather with your girlfriend, on a regular basis. Same place where Jim Morrison use to hang out. Love to drive in Palm Springs with the manual air conditioning on (open all the windows). Great memories!

Martin Stoyanov

These photos are sublime!

Markus Kropp

Is it possible to get the top picture in high-res? Would love to have it as my desktop background 🙂

Spencer
Spencer

Love that you included the “Ship Of The Desert” home. Coolness.

Cline Hall
Cline Hall

Love the Studebakers! I would like to hear the stories behind cars and the owners.

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland

the ultimate classic car staging

Clayton Merchant
Clayton Merchant

Suddenly it’s the 1960’s!!

That is some brilliant photography, love the mid century modern look.

QuattroGB
QuattroGB

Gorgeous!!.. I remember when Las Vegas used to look like this. Nobody in town appreciates midcentury art deco. People here just destroy and remodel.

HitTheApex
HitTheApex

Nice!

Charlie Tango
Charlie Tango

Tastefully.

Nate
Nate

This is amazing