A Road Trip Journal – Signed
Limited to 3,300 copies, plus 100 artists proofs, each copy is signed and numbered by the photographer.
Stephen Shore is one of the most pioneering and influential photographers of the twentieth century, best-known for his photographs of vernacular America taken in the early 1970s
This special, highly collectible limited edition book is the only complete documentation of Shores month-long road trip across America in 1973 featuring a reproduction of every page of the journal he made on this trip and every photograph taken
Shore recorded every detail of his road trip in this journal which featured his own photographs and lists of information like where he stayed, what he ate, what he watched on the television, how many photographs he took, as well as ephemera such as receipts and postcards
This beautifully designed book is the same format as Shores original journal with each page faithfully reproduced and followed by a section of plates showing each photograph taken on the trip, including small town high streets, plates of food, toilets, beds, hotel rooms and portraits of locals and friends
The photographs Shore made on this trip are only published in full here although they also form part of his seminal body of work Uncommon Places which, along with American Surfaces, paved the way for the work of famous photographers of the ordinary and everyday such as Martin Parr, Thomas Struth and Nan Goldin
Each individually numbered book is signed by Shore and includes a short text on the history of the road trip written by the photographer. A full set of the postcards that Shore made and distributed secretly in local shops’ racks during his travels are also reproduced to ensure this is a complete record of the trip, and an essential title for photobook collectors, photography enthusiast, or for anyone interested in American popular culture