This volume offers an alternative account of one of the most fabled episodes in photographic history: the cross-country journeys that produced Stephen Shore’s new vision of the American landscape, Uncommon Places. Along with his large-format camera, Shore carried a 35mm Leica on his travels. The images made with it, on luminous colour slide film, uncover both a detail-oriented survey of the American landscape of the 1970s and a rigorous, imaginative exercise in form by an undisputed modern master.
"Shore has single-handedly created a visual vocabulary that defines the iconography of America" – Annie Proulx, The New York Times
"His best pictures at once arouse feelings and leave us alone to make what we will of them. He delivers truths, whether hard or easy, with something very like mercy."– Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker
"This selection of 35mm transparencies provokes a consideration of what vernacular might mean in Shore's work. Subject matter? Format and form? Style? Message and mode of address?" – Britt Salvesen, in 'Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979