He captured our passion through his lens.
Famed Mid Century Modern photographer, Julius Shulman passed away 7/15/09 in L.A. He was 98.
By all accounts he lived a full and boisterous life. He hung with the greats and made them greater. Several people who had met with him recently, relayed warming stories of him still passionately engaged in modernism, and eagerly discussing his work.
Julius Shulman showed us the essence of mid-20th century modernism. He defined it through his lens. He was the captivator and facilitator of our architectural fantasies. He brought us closer. Through him, the world knows what Case Study House #22 looks like. Feels like. He delivered California modern to the rest of us.
Borrowed a few images from the world-wide-inter-web for us to remember and discuss. This is but a small sampling of his masterpieces.
Visual Acoustics is a recent documentary on Julius Shulman's life and work. Film is currently making film festival rounds. Click image to watch preview.
Get more Julius Shulman:
• See L.A. Times for article on Shulman's passing.
• Watch recent interview with Shulman from Dwell.
• Check out NPR to hear an interview from 2005.
• Procure books to drool over in remembrance. Amazon has a decent selection of Julius Shulman Books.
Please share your thoughts on Shulman's work. How does it move you?