KCMODERN crew visits Julius Shulman

KCMODERN regulars Eric Lehnert and Robert McLaughlin recently drove the 10 hour roundtrip to Oklahoma City in Eric's Mini Cooper to meet the famous mid-century architectural photographer, Julius Shulman. Julius is famous for his quintessential black and white views of California's Modern architecture, but many people do not realize that Mr. Shulman photographed many buildings in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Despite the torrential rain showers, the duo arrived on time for cocktails and the lecture. The talk featured many of Julius' iconic photos that were taken in Oklahoma. Afterwards, there was a question and answer period and then Robert managed to get his Taschen, Julius Shulman: Modernism Rediscovered tome signed by Julius. Robert even spoke to Julius about the possibility of a future Shulman exhibit in Kansas City. Julius, who was born on 09-09-09 will be 100 next October and insists that he will be coming back to OKC then for the opening of a new exhibit of his Oklahoma photographs.

Thanks to Lynne for the use of her Flickr photos. For more pics of this event go to Lynne's Lens.