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In Memoriam: Julius Shulman (1910-2009)

by habituallychic

07 . 16 . 09

The photography world lost a legend yesterday with the passing of Julius Shulman. His images of modern architecture and in particular, California Modernism, are iconic and will stand the test of time, even if the buildings don’t. I can’t imagine a Richard Neutra house without visualizing it as Julius Shulman shot it. The Smithsonian conducted a lovely interview with Julius Shulman in 1990 which is worth checking out to learn more about his life and career. Julius Shulman was the Avedon of architecture and will be greatly missed.

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  1. Lisa July 16, 2009 | 10:32 pm

    Rest in peace. We can’t afford to lose any more geniuses. We seem not to be making them at the same rate we used to.

  2. Habitually Chic July 16, 2009 | 10:34 pm

    Lisa – that’s exactly what I was thinking!

  3. Stephanie Clayton July 16, 2009 | 11:01 pm

    his work was really incredible. what a talent. i’m sorry to hear the world has lost another creative soul.

  4. d&l July 16, 2009 | 11:59 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful pictures. Wow.

  5. Paula Grace Halewski July 17, 2009 | 3:20 am

    It is a real loss.

  6. Andy Hayes July 17, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    Wow – fantastic photos. A real shame indeed.

    Thanks for sharing the poor news.

  7. - Suzie - July 18, 2009 | 9:39 pm

    Thank you for this post. I admire his photography a lot. And did not know that he passed away.

  8. Gina July 19, 2009 | 9:08 am

    He was one of the greatest of our time …………. good bye!


  9. Rhonda July 19, 2009 | 4:16 pm

    He was amazing in that he could capture not only the image but the “feel”.

  10. Patricia Gray July 19, 2009 | 6:27 pm

    Hi will be missed. His photographs are iconic and will live on.

  11. Keith July 19, 2009 | 11:43 pm

    Great photos. R.I.P.

  12. Richie Designs July 22, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    did you know he was ‘self taught’. I love that.

    I think if you have a good eye, it’s just about learning how to capture it

  13. Anonymous August 18, 2009 | 12:04 am

    I could easily lull away my day in these stark- yet rich, photos. As an architecture fanatic, these are simply divine.

    Maria Dziubla