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JULIUS SHULMAN

By: Shane Behn

About Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman was an American architectural photographer. He helped idealize the California lifestyle in the postwar years. He specialized in Modernist buildings. He was born on October 10, 1910 and died at age 98 on July 15, 2009.

postwar years. He specialized in Modernist buildings. He was born on October 10, 1910 and died

Most iconic image

Julius Shulman is best known for his photograph of The Stahl House, also known as Case Study House #22. The Stahl House is a modernist-styled house designed by architect Pierre Koenig. It is located in Los Angeles in Hollywood Hills. It was built in 1959 as part of the Case Study Houses program.

Koenig. It is located in Los Angeles in Hollywood Hills. It was built in 1959 as

How did they get interested in photography?

When he returned to Los Angeles in 1936, he was enlisted by a friend, working as a draftsman for Neutra, to take photographs of a new, Neutra-designed Kun Residence in Hollywood. When Neutra saw the

pictures, he asked to meet the photographer and then gave him his first assignments which assisted Shulman in launching his career in architectural photography. Shulman opened a studio in Los Angeles in

1950.

Favorite images by Julius Shulman

This one of Julius Shulman’s most iconic photos and is one of my favorites. I like this images because it is composed well and has a lot of detail. I also like it because I am really into modern architecture.

images because it is composed well and has a lot of detail. I also like it

Favorite images (Cont)

This also one of my favorite picture taken by Julius Shulman. I really like the composition and the leading lines. I also like the lightning.

favorite picture taken by Julius Shulman. I really like the composition and the leading lines. I

Fun Facts about Julius Shulman

In 2000, Shulman gave up retirement to begin working with business partner Juergen Nogai.

Mr. Shulman believed his photographic mission was to capture the essence of his architectural subjects.

In 1947, Julius Shulman asked architect Raphael Soriano to build a mid-century steel home and studio in the Hollywood Hills.

He photographed Frank Lloyd Wright's or Pierre Koenig's amazing structures.

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