Urban Landscape: Stephen Shore

The image shown were taken from the Stephen Shore book ‘Uncommon Places’ published by Thames and Hudson in 2004 and includes 163 coloured photographs by the photographer.

The images show a journey Shore took across the U.S, and were taken over a span of 11 years and began July 3rd, 1973. For the project Shore used a 35mm Rollei which was perfect for the point and shoot method Shore wanted to use as he wanted to look at the world from a tourists perspective and so also got his images printed in the same way at a Kodak lab. He also chose this camera as it was uncomplicated and did not intrude with the travellers activities.

I chose these specific images by Shore as I liked the perspective they were taken from, the angle has not made it so cars are in the way of the frame, but add to it. I also thought that the colours were very interesting and the composition.


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