Artist Stephen Shore often finds himself inspired by ordinary subjects, such as a grilled cheese sandwich. He discusses how his photographic practice makes him observe the world with heightened attention. Reflecting on his series American Surfaces (1972-2005) and Uncommon Places (1987-2003), he describes his goal of composing photographs in a way that “feels like seeing.”
Robert Frank on photographing the everyday: https://youtu.be/9kMwnmrL5FM
John Baldessari tries to remove himself from his photography: https://youtu.be/UCnzsLhER7g
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