Julius Shulman.

Image courtesy of Julius Shulman, ‘Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22’, 1960. // Shulman was part of a postwar generation of architecture photographers who’s speciality was Modernist buildings. He worked largely for magazines and architectural publications, using mainly black and white film. He had an ability to make the “hard glass and steel surfaces” appear “comfortable and inviting.” Geometric essentials were of paramount importance … Continue reading Julius Shulman.

Lewis Baltz.

Photograph by Lewis Baltz // ’21/21 The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California’. // Lewis Baltz is best known as one of the icons of ‘The New Topographic’ movement of the late seventies. His contribution consisted mainly of photographs of industrial warehouses in Southern California. He offered a critical perspective of urban and suburban life through bleak concrete walls and prefabricated buildings. His images resonate with … Continue reading Lewis Baltz.

New Topographics.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/feb/08/new-topographics-photographs-american-landscapes Thirty-five years ago, William Jenkins curated an American landscape photography show called ‘Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape’. It was then that he also coined the term ‘New Topographics’; a collective group of photographers with a dedication passion for representing the aesthetic of the banal. Although this movement is now widely accepted and mostly respected, at the time many people “vigorously hated [the] show.” Robert Adams, … Continue reading New Topographics.