Monday, August 24, 2009

Julius Shulman 1910-2009

So proficient in his craft that he was known as "one-shot Shulman," architectural photographer Julius Shulman enjoys a light moment during a 2005 shoot at the Fitzpatrick House, originally designed by architect R.M. Schindler, in L.A.'s Mount Olympus area.

Case Study House No. 22
(Julius Shulman / J. Paul Getty Trust)

Julius Shulman’s 1960 photograph of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22, shown hovering above the Los Angeles grid, is among the most famous architectural pictures ever taken in the U.S. It was, an architecture critic wrote, “one of those singular images that sum up an entire city at a moment in time.”

Shulman's photo titled "The Castle (Los Angeles, Calif.)" freezes in time the expansion of downtown L.A. in the mid- to late '60s as the Union Bank building shadows the final few homes on Bunker Hill.

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