Stephen Shore has taken many a road trip, including a major one in 1972 when he drove from New York to Texas and took some photos along the way. Above is Hwy 1-8, Yuma seen here
Here is ‘Sunset drive-in, Amarillo, Texas, 1974,’ seen here
What set him apart from other aspiring photographers was his idea that just about everything was worth photographing, not just the stuff that seemed photogenic. He was right.
Above U.S. 10, Post Falls, Idaho (1974) from here
Fairly light traffic here past the First Federal Bank. Seen here.
Probably a bit more action around this establishment. Seen at this site.
Above small town is found in a compilation of Mr Shore’s photographs called Uncommon Places, found here
This is Easton, Pennsylvania looking both common and uncommon. From the Masters of Photography site, here.
And above is El Paso, offering liquor, movies, and drugs. Also at M of P here
Getting out of town, Stephen Shore took this shot in Yosemite National Park , seen here
Stephen Shore produces extraordinary images of places that most of us would just pass by, without a second thought much less a snapshot. It is a remarkable–and for me, unexplainable–achievement. I’d go on the road with him anywhere. Above empty road crossing found here.