Tom Blachford

Working at the intersection of long exposure photography and exploration of the built environment, Tom Blachford’s works seek to transform predictable and known environments into surreal and dreamlike worlds.

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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 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 (“Midnight Modern” series), Blachford hunts for the overlooked cinematic moments in the everyday and works to distil them with a sense of mystery, unease and wonder.