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Assignment 1  Getty

Julius Shulman photographed Los Angeles architecture beginning in the 1940s to promote modernism as an innovative and exciting lifestyle to the general public. His photographs are often devoid of any evidence of inhabitants, and therefore contain a sterile, eerie quality. My renderings explore this quality by creating a more inviting and relatable adaptation of the image to illustrate the transformation in public perception of modern architecture from idealized, cutting-edge, yet unattainable structures to practical living spaces. I chose not to disguise the renderings with elaborate texture-mapping in order to maintain a noticeably digital environment, mimicking Shulman's take on modernism by presenting an aesthetic which, 50 or more years from now, may be widely accepted.

Barsha House (Los Angeles, Calif.) : kitchen, between 1936 and 1997