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It would never be this empty again: "Four Level, Hollywood Freeway," by Richard C. Miller | 1950, with Los Angeles City Hall in the background. (Richard C. Miller / Craig Krull Gallery)

He took man-made behemoths, turning them into art, and on Friday, the world said goodbye to Richard Crump Miller, famed photographer who profiled the city's rise from farm to concrete jungle taking time to also shoot the glitteratti. He was 98.

"Miller's work...included a young model later known as Marilyn Monroe posing as a bride and James Dean on the set of the 1956 movie 'Giant,'" Valerie J. Nelson wrote in her obit for the L.A. Times. "Dean and the photographer bonded over mutual ownership of Porsches, Miller later said.

"There were also images of an evolving Los Angeles, 'snapshots of a city coming into its own,' The Times said earlier this year, as well as Miller's signature prints made with the Carbro process, a complex and now-arcane color-printing technique that produces vibrant archival-quality prints from pigments rather than dye."

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