While We’re At It

Copyright 2008 Jens Haas - www.jenshaas.com

I think I’ve been to more exhibitions of Stephen Shore’s work over the past ten years than of any other photographer. But that was purely accidental – I am not all that interested in the staged approach of his more recent work. And I do not find an image interesting simply because it was made with a large format camera. However, I’ve never seen the reasoning behind using large format laid out better than in this interview. Of course, to achieve the effect Shore talks about, today you can use a high resolution digital camera of considerably smaller format as well – still, much of what is being said in the interview sounds convincing to me.

[See an update here.]