Julian Wasser
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Julian Wasser began his career in photography in the 1950s as a teenager shooting crime scenes in Washington D.C., which he sold to The Washington Post.  While working as a copy boy at the Washington bureau of the Associated Press he met Weegee and rode around with the legendary and unflinching press photographer. After university and military service Wasser settled in Hollywood and became a contract photographer for Time, Life and People Magazine. Like his mentor, Wasser has the knack for being in the right place at the right time, and his images possess a graphic bold punch. His photographs from 60s Los Angeles capture a seminal period in the L.A. art scene, groundbreaking musicians and nightclubs, the transition from classical to New Hollywood, and a volatile political and civil rights era.