Monday, January 30, 2012

Stephen Shore- Samantha

I recently ordered the book Small World by Stephen Shore, and he approaches photography in a different way then I do. For me a photograph has have a subject in it, or if it's a landscape, it has to have a focus but Stephen's photos are sparse with a landscape and journalistic feel.  He took a road trip across the U.S in the 1970s and photographed random things like cityscapes, storefronts, homes and motels. Their saturated color adds to the affect of the American Dream, or the failing American Dream. His style is similar to Peter Cranser's Coney Island, which is another book I bought. It seems to be a style that I'm becoming interested in.

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