Photographs by Stephen Shore.
Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2002.
18 duotone illustrations, 14x17".
Signed copies available!
Made 20 years after Uncommon Places, Shore's newest imagery, upon first reading, seems to have done an about-face from the course set two decades ago. For one thing, they're black-and-white. For another, these are close-ups of tree trunks, moss-covered rocks, and subtle, almost quaint photographs of leaves dusting the forest floor. But in a recent phone conversation--Shore was driving to Parent's Day at his son's Connecticut college--he convincingly elaborated the vital relationship between these two disparate bodies of work, cemented not by the fact of the 8x10 view camera that has remained his companion, but rather by ideas. The view camera monumentalizes things by close observation, by saturation of detail. Shore stated that this fact so often stymies students who search for a subject worthy of such attention. But one doesn't have to find something monumental to photograph. Though it's true that, for Shore, the 8x10 equates with a heightened sense of awareness in the world, that awareness can be applied to the everyday. This is the essential link between the earlier color work (see p. 3) and this rich new body of images. The limited edition of 50 has an original gelatin silver print tipped on to the cover and is signed and numbered by the artist.
About the Ltd Edition
The limited edition of 50 numbered and signed copies comes with an original print tipped on to the front of the cover.