Most of us are familiar with the iconic image of architect Pierre Koenig’s “Case Study House #22” taken by renown architectural photographer Julius Shulman in 1960.  Shulman enjoyed an especially charmed career as an architectural photographer. With the resurgence of interest in mid-century modernism, Shulman emerged from retirement and began collaborating with German photographer Juergen Nogai in 2000.
Mid-Century Modern House

Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai. Philip Johnson Glass House, National Trust Historic Site, New Canaan, CT (Phillip Joohnson, architect), 2007.

If you saw the 2008 film Visual Acoustics, Nogai is the man working with Shulman on new photographs. More than an assistant, Nogai is often referred to as Shulman’s protégé. During their decade-long collaboration, Shulman and Nogai were published together in many books, magazines, and newspapers while working on an array of public and private projects.

Juergen continues to work as a photographer in Los Angeles, establishing his own legacy while keeping the spirit of Shulman’s genius alive. Nogai is represented by Craig Krull Gallery.

Photograph by Juergen Nokai

Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai. Case Study House #21, LA, CA, 2006.

Juergen Nokai

Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai. Private residence in Pasadena (Frank Dimster, Architect), 2003.

photo by  Nokai

Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai. Griffith Park Observatory, LA, CA, 2007.

Juergen photographs mid-century houses

Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai. Killingsworth House, #15, 2008.

Photograph by Nokai

Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai. Furman House, 2008.