When I am not working in New York or Arizona, it seems I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles. I love the beach in Santa Monica and the museums are fabulous! One of my favorite museums in the world is the Getty Museum. First of all, the architecture and the landscaping is enough to go and see in and of itself!
The art, is spectacular!
For 70 years, Shulman steadily created one of the most comprehensive visual chronologies of modern architecture and the development of the Los Angeles region. The prints in the exhibition are selected from a portfolio of more than 70,000 images. Julius Shulman is renowned for some of the
Under the experimental Case Study House Program, architects were commissioned to design innovative single-family homes in California. Shulman photographed the majority of the Case Study projects, such as the one above, free of charge
Julius Shulman’s photographs of Southern California’s inventive modern homes promoted the careers of numerous visionary architects including Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Pierre Koenig. Mid-20th-century homes come alive through
Shulman’s compositions of carefully posed models set against streamlined furnishings and breathtaking vistas. Shulman’s widely published images marketed the West Coast’s casual residential elegance to the world. Decades after the initial prints were created, Shulman’s scenes continue to
Julius Shulman’s intuitive timing and distinctive camera angles produced bold portraits of hundreds of modern structures beyond Los Angeles. Through Shulman’s lens, buildings become unique studies of mass, shadow, and light. In this image, Shulman’s perspective captures the dynamic lines of a suspended spiral ramp in San Diego.
While global demands for his talent allowed Shulman to travel extensively, Los Angeles has always been his home. The thousands of photographs he has taken of the city now serve as significant visual records of the unique urban fabric of Los Angeles. Poetic images of subjects not normally associated
with Shulman, such as streetscapes, movie palaces, factories, and bustling markets, highlight the energy and style of a metropolis that continues to define itself.