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Eric Kim on the pioneering color photographer Stephen Shore
Popular LA-based street photographer Eric Kim has posted an interesting article on his site, entitled '5 things Stephen Shore can teach you about street photography'. According to Kim, Shore - an American photographer best known for his 1970s color studies of American landscapes - has a lot to teach today's street photographers. Kim suggests five maxims gleaned from his analysis of Shore's work, which he thinks constitute good photographic practise when shooting on the street. These include 'Shoot Color For Visual Accuracy And Realism' and 'Go Against The Grain' as well as more prosiac advice such as 'date your images'.
Do you agree? Would you add any more aphorisms to Kim's list? Let us know in the comments.
|"Ginger show", Tampa, 1977 (photograph by Stephen Shore)|