Artist of the moment…..Photographer Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman was an American photographer renown for his work with modern architecture. The image most associated with Julius Shulman was titled Case Study #22, Los Angeles. Shulman specialized in shooting the very modern landscape of Los Angeles. Even in these times the architecture seems very modern but to see it in the 1960s when these styles were the first of their kind, must have been awesome to see these photographs. This is days before the internet and flickr.

He photographed many works by the leading architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Pierre Koening. Many buildings have been destroyed or rebuilt so his photographs are like timecapesules from modern architecture of the 1960s and 1970s.

And in this clip we view an interview with the artist done when he was 98 years old. The artist died at 98 so its really intriguing:

Below is a clip from a documentary about Shulman narrated by Dustin Hoffman. This film was shot in 2008 and is titled Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman. The film won some prizes on the independent film circuit.


In this last clip Julius Shulman talks about modernist architecture in Los Angeles, California. This clip is from the Getty Center where much of the work from this artist resides.


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