Matthew Portch

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Desert Modern

Blue Door, Palm Springs by Matthew Portch

Blue Door, Palm Springs

Matthew Portch

Limited edition, beautifully detailed, Giclée archival print on 100% cotton museum grade Fine Art paper, framed in Raw Vic Ash Timber.

Inspired by this arid landscape and modern schools like Bauhaus and the International Style, the architects of the 1950s created in Palm Springs what is now the highest concentration of mid-century modern architecture in the world.

Desert Modern

Gold Mercedes, Palm Springs by Matthew Portch

Gold Mercedes, Palm Springs

Matthew Portch

Limited edition, beautifully detailed, Giclée archival print on 100% cotton museum grade Fine Art paper, framed in Raw Vic Ash Timber.

At the end of World War II Palm Springs’ population almost tripled, and the city experienced a building boom. By the early 1960’s there was a great concentration of people who had worked hard in the country and wanted a place they could go that would provide them much warmth and an escape from the harsh winters. Most of these structures were second homes and buyers were more willing to let the architects have fun and experiment with something different from their traditional or more conventional permanent homes.

LOST AMERICA

Prada, Marfa

Matthew Portch

Lost America examines a quiet stillness in a forgotten landscape that is, in a sense: ‘on-pause’. Backwater towns and rural corners are juxtaposed against the ambiguity of isolated suburbia. Spaces appear frozen in time, their inhabitants absent or long since departed.

LOST AMERICA

Hoop by the Sea, California

Matthew Portch

Some places have become a worn-out reminder of when America was building a brighter future. Other parts have thrived, displaying antithetical wealth and comfort. And for those, secluded in their untouchable hamlets; everything is as it should be.

Ardently stagnant in their appearance, the images aim to unlock a moment of reflective contemplation and instil a melancholic feeling of familiarity.

LOST AMERICA

Picnic Stands, White Sands

Matthew Portch

Lost, in some respects that this is a part of the everyday landscape in America; the humdrum, the ordinary. Not always immediately conspicuous, one might not notice or acknowledge these spaces at all, especially when viewed within the vast stretch of America’s vista. Yet, when confronted with a single framed vignette, these spaces can appear to echo a moment of mournful reverie. Or, for some, they might just behold an alluringly sombre, still, abiding impression.

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