Lest we think that our fascination with most things retro is a recent phenomenon, Stephen Shore’s photographs remind us that diner meals and motels were just as interesting thirty years ago. In fact, Shore, who started his career at the age of twelve and was hanging with the Warhol crowd at seventeen, was one of the first American photogs to work with colour and help slide photography into the realm of contemporary art. We are never far from Route 66.
Artist: Stephen Shore
Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 1972 p47L
New York City, New York, September-October 1972 p173U
Rolla, Missouri, July 1972 p118L