Julius Shulman, Dead At 98

Julius Shulman, the photographer who influenced modernist architecture as much as the architects themselves, died Wednesday at 98-years-old. The Los Angeles Times writes that Shulman counted the architectural elite among his clients, including such heavy-hitters as Rudolf M. Schindler, Gregory Ain, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Albert Frey. His photographs of Los Angeles during its mid-century heyday were so powerful that, as one expert said, "you can practically hear the Sinatra tunes wafting in the air and the ice clinking in the cocktail glasses." Shulman never graduated college and only took one course in photography in his life. Born in Brooklyn in 1910, Shulman said he loved modernist architecture the very first time he saw it.