Wynn Bullock

Wynn Bullock was born in 1902 in Chicago (USA).
After graduating from high school, Bullock worked as a professional singer in New York City and across Europe.
1938, Moved to Los Angeles to pursue a law degree but soon dropped out of school to become a photography student at Art Center School
1938-1940, Became deeply involved in exploring alternative processes such as solarization and bas relief. After graduation from Art Center, his experimental work was exhibited in one of L.A. County Museum’s early solo photographic exhibitions.
1940s, Worked as a commercial photographer and then enlisted in the Army. Released from the military to photograph for the aircraft industry, he was first employed at Lockheed and then headed the photographic department of Connors-Joyce until the end of the war.
1945-1946, Traveled throughout California, producing and selling postcard pictures while co-owning a commercial photographic business in Santa Maria. He also worked on developing a way to control the line effect of solarization for which he later was awarded two patents.
1946, Settled with his family in Monterey, where he had obtained the photographic concession at the Fort Ord military base.
1948, Met Edward Weston. Inspired by the power and beauty of Weston’s prints, he began to explore "straight photography" for himself.
1950s, Explored the natural world from his own unique perspective in photography and came into the public spotlight through exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.
1959, Left the concession, but continued commercial free-lance work until 1968
1960s, Created an innovative body of abstract color images. He later returned to experimental black and white, on which he continued to focus until his death in 1975.