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The worlds of photography and architecture will both be mourning the loss of Julius Shulman today. Starting in 1936, Shulman spent his days documenting the work of progressive and now legendary architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Albert Frey.

He had an incredible talent for taking architectural images that are both technically perfect, yet somehow retained a warmth and liveliness that truly captured the essence of his subjects, most of which happened to be buildings. Some of the buildings he has documented have since been torn down, leaving only his images to remember them. The gravity of that concept wasn’t lost on him and it’s obvious in his work.

Check out his lengthy obituary in the LA Times