A Road Trip Journal.
Photographs and text by Stephen Shore.
Phaidon, London, 2008. 256 pp., 300 color illustrations., 13½x10½".
A highly collectable numbered and signed limited-edition book documenting Shore's influential road trip across America in 1973, including a facsimile of the journal he kept, as well as photographs he made along the way. Shore's journal meticulously itemizes where he stayed, what he ate, what he watched on TV, which photographs he took and how many miles he drove, alongside pasted-in ephemera such as receipts, postcards and parking tickets. A section of plates showcases every photograph he took while on the road, from small town high streets to plates of food, from hotel rooms to portraits of locals. This collection brings together the entire body of work for the first time, including iconic shots, outtakes and unpublished photographs.
Limited to 3,300 slipcased copies, each one numbered and signed by the photographer.