Saturday, April 2, 2011

Uncommon Places

I've hinted about Uncommon Places in some of my flickr comments, but I've been meaning to post about it for a while now. I finally received it as a gift this past Christmas (I try to resist buying photography books for myself). I remember the first time I saw it at Borders. I was instantly captured, and I don't think I've looked at spaces in quite the same way since. On top of that, Stephen Shore actually makes you want to get in a car and go to middle America. Quite an accomplishment. Pictures on the computer screen don't do it justice either. For example, this picture seems like nothing to write home about when viewed online, but it's one of the first pictures in the book, and it blows me away.

Related: America

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