Interview: Photographer Stephen Shore

  • July 05, 2011 10:49

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Cover of Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places (Aperture, 2005).

In a recent interview with Phaidon, influential American photographer Stephen Shore recalls a pivotal meeting with Ansel Adams decades ago.

'In the mid-1970s I was once invited for dinner at a friend's loft in SoHo,' recounts Shore. 'At dinner was Ansel Adams. During the meal I saw Ansel drink six tall glasses of straight vodka and, at some point during our long conversation after dessert, Ansel said - and I remember him saying this in an unemotional, detached way, like a photographer observing something: "I had a creative hot streak in the 1940s and since then I've been pot boiling."

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