California Dreaming by Stephanie Kloss

LUMAS is pleased to present a new series of striking images by photographer and architecture specialist Stephanie Kloss. Born and raised in Germany, Kloss’s deep interest in mid-century modern buildings led her to California in order to capture some of the world’s most iconic examples.

California Dreaming takes us on a tour of Hollywood’s most recognised residences which were designed by star architects of the age including Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Albert Frey. We journey from the famous Goldstein Home which has featured in films Charlie’s Angels and The Big Lebowski to Sinatra’s renowned Twin Palms residence where the likes of Marilyn Monroe and JFK are said to have sipped cocktails. Kloss recreates the glamour of the era with her model, Anne, who becomes a living sculpture and, dressed in the style of the time, serves to show off the surrounding architecture. ”

Case Study House #10 (Kemper Nomland) (c) Stephanie Kloss www lumas com

Frank Sinatra Residence (E. Stewart Williams) 2 (c) Stephanie Kloss, www.lumas.com.jpg

Alongside the former playgrounds of Hollywood stars the photographs capture important shifts in the history of American architecture. Case Study House #10 in the suburbs of LA was built in 1947 and is a key example of the 1940’s push by renowned architects to develop new types of houses in order to accommodate the masses.

Case Study House #10 (Kemper Nomland) (c) Stephanie Kloss www lumas com

Case Study House #10 (Kemper Nomland) (c) Stephanie Kloss, www.lumas.com.jpg