Airstream Sunset. The city's unique architecture with vibrant colors make it an internationally-recognized resort town, but it's a place many call home. And many of those residents are mid-century modern style enthusiasts. Recently, Baron turned her camera on this tight-knit community where mid-century modern homes, vintage cars and clothes abound.
Zen Poolside Morning. Many homes in Palm Springs were made to accommodate an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. There's a seamlessness in the way one moves from inside the house to a large backyard and pool.
Crooked Palms Golf Course
Merican Dream. Baron says, "People are so dedicated to design and to this lifestyle. They live it and it's there to be seen. A couple who lives there tells me 'It's always ready to show.' I was a stylist at one time and I couldn't style it any more perfectly."
"Low Weekly Rates." Although the scenes in Baron's images evoke a certain retro perfection, they aren't stiff and stuffy. Her photos are personal; the homes in them are lived in.
Pucci chairs and all the rest
Amy and Rocky. Palm Springs was first developed in the 1930s, and became a popular destination for Hollywood stars, but it wasn't until the 1950s that it gained wider appeal. The Alexander Construction Co. built more than 2,000 modern, stylish and affordable tract homes that opened this "desert paradise" to the middle class. Today, these Alexander homes are revered.
Sunday Drive. Baron says there's a "magical" feeling to the city that keeps her coming back. "[My work] is a love poem to my second home of Palm Springs. It's a freeing place. People often ask me, 'Is everyone quirky there? How do you find these people?' The atmosphere and the beautiful climate and the ease of lifestyle just enables people to be what they want to be."