In her new series California Dreaming, German photographer Stephanie Kloss takes us on a journey back in time to the California of the fifties and sixties, when the American Dream was at its pinnacle in the sunny Golden State.
It was an era when Hollywood, Palm Springs and Beverly Hills were the place to be, and be seen – and houses with ample windows and open floor plans, luscious green lawns and inviting turquoise pools became symbols of modernity.
Architects like Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Albert Frey designed the dream homes of the Californian elite, buildings that still attract admiring glances from the architecture community today. And Kloss’s series of images – which could easily have come from a Hollywood film from the 1950s – pay homage to these great architects of late modernity.
After earning a degree in Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin in 1994, Kloss soon began postgraduate studies in Media Art at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. There she studied with Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, and Marie-Jo Lafontaine. Her work has since appeared in countless solo and group exhibitions, most recently in the renowned Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Discover more at www.s-kloss.de.