lots of respect for the architectural photographer Julius Shulman (October 10, 1910 – July 15, 2009) — quotes from LAtimes –> link –
His mission was to use his photography to build the reputation of architects who were bringing innovative design to the West. His clients included Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf M. Schindler.
Shulman’s studio was one of three in the United States to which Arts & Architecture, Architectural Forum and other magazines turned to document the exciting new work being done in architecture.
“He has a sense of visual bravura of composition so that he can take a rather mundane house and make it look exciting, and take a spectacular house and
make it look triply spectacular.” words by Robert Sobieszek, photography curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Shulman had “a profound effect on the writing and teaching of architectural history and understanding architecture, especially Southern California modernism” Thomas Hines, UCLA professor emeritus of architecture and urban design, once said.
Newsweek magazine’s Cathleen McGuigan wrote that some of Shulman’s photographs of modern glass houses in Palm Springs and Los Angeles “are so redolent of the era in which they were built you can practically hear the Sinatra tunes wafting in the air and the ice clinking in the cocktail glasses.”