Tim Street-Porter studied architecture in London before becoming a photographer. He moved to Los Angeles in 1977. On his visits to Mexico, he was attracted to the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988). Street-Porter began documenting Barragán’s houses in the 1980s, all, at the time, still occupied by the original owners. He featured these images in his early book Casa Mexicana (1986, Clarkson Potter). Barragán is one of the most prominent figures in modern Mexican architecture whose work presents multilayered, sophisticated spatial compositions integrating modernity and tradition.
Street-Porter has produced several other books on Mexico with his wife Annie Kelly (Casa Mexico Style, Casa Mexico and Casa San Miguel). He is also the author of LA Modern, Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise, Splash: The Art of the Swimming Pool, and Los Angeles Today, all published by Rizzoli.