Departing from the warm, timeless scenes he created of an American icon in his project Palm Springs Modern (featured here), photographer Tom Blachford trained his lens on Los Angeles after dark to create a colder, eerier aesthetic in a city no stranger to darkness. Based in Melbourne, Blachford had plans to visit the city and shoot in the full glare of the daytime sun in a bid to create oversaturated images that mimicked the low visibility of night time, however, five days of forecast rain forced him to change his plans. Deciding to embrace the weather – some of the most consistent rain in the city in 40 years – his decision paid off and the results of the resulting project, Noct Angeles, show an urban landscape bathed in drizzle, darkness and shadow rather than the usual sunburst colors associated with it.
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Images © Tom Blachford