Tom Blachford is a creature of the night. From Palm Springs to Tokyo and Bolivia, the Australian photographer has dwelled patiently in the dark, composing his immaculate studies of moonlit mid-century houses, residential skyscrapers and civic buildings.

Tom was born in 1987 and he lives and works in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Biography
Working at the intersection of long exposure photography and exploration of the built environment, Tom Blachford’s fine art photographs seek to transform predictable and known environments into surreal and dreamlike worlds.
Obsessed with capturing the moments of clarity, colour and mystery that exist just beyond the limits of our human perception, Blachford explores the ability for his camera to bridge our worlds to dark worlds beyond our reach.
Captivated by architecture, not only for its sculptural forms, Blachford’s images of homes, towns and suburbs act as the the stage for unwritten narratives that implore the viewer to script their own drama happening behind the walls of each scene.
Using only existing light sources – the full moon (Midnight Modern), the neon lights of Tokyo (Nihon Noir) or the harsh street lights of LA (Noct Angeles), Blachford hunts for the overlooked cinematic moments in the everyday and works to distil them with a sense of mystery, unease and wonder.
Tom’s work has been featured widely in architectural, art and design press around the world and has been exhibited and collected by art lovers across Australia, Europe and the U.S.A.
The monograph of Midnight Modern series was released in 2017 by New York publisher powerHouse and is now onto its second edition of printing..

Solo exhibitions
2019 Midnight Modern IV, Photo London, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2018 Midnight Modern IV, Toth Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2018 Midnight Modern IV, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2017 Midnight Modern Retrospective, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
2016 Midnight Modern III, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
2016 Midnight Modern III, Modern Times Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2015 Midnight Modern II, Modernism Week Special Event, Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A.
2014 Midnight Modern I, Modern Times Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2011 Aoteroa, Port Melbourne Gallery, VIC, Australia

Art fairs
2020 Photo London, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2020 London Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 Art Miami , with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2019 PAN Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 Photo London, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 KunstRAI, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 LA PHOTO, with Toth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
2019 London Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 Papier Montreal, with Duran Maashal, Montreal, QC, Canada
2018 Art Miami, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2018 PAN Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 Art.Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Cologne, Germany
2018 Art The Hague, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, The Hague, The Netherlands
2018 KunstRAI, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Nçetherlands
2017 PAN Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporay, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017 Art The Hague, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, The Hague, The Netherlands
2017 KunstRAI, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publications
2019 Midnight Modern IV exhibition catalogue, published by ARTITLEDcontemporary
2018 Midnight Modern I-III monograph, published by powerHouse New York (Second Edition)
2017 Midnight Modern I-III monograph, published by powerHouse New York (First Edition)
2014 Midnight Modern I exhibition catalogue