There's something about the midnight glow of these shots of Palm Springs that makes you feel stuck in time, and it's not just the classic cars and outrageous mid-century architecture that once housed heroes like Sinatra, Dean Martin and, er, Barry Manilow: It's the mountains, the desert and the star-filled skies that provide the sublime backdrop to one of the coolest, quirkiest and most alien-looking places on Earth.

Midnight Modern, Tom Blachford

Taken on five trips to the Sonoran Desert by Aussie photographer, Tom Blachford, these cool shots add a neo-noir edge to the history of Californian desert modernism.

Midnight Modern by Tom Blachford is out now, published by powerHouse Books

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