About the book
Stephen Shore is one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century. A pioneer of colour photography, his photographs of everyday American scenes paved the way for art photographers such as Martin Parr, Nan Goldin and Thomas Struth. In the early 1970s, with his projects American Surfaces and A Road Trip Journal, Shore investigated his interest in keeping visual journals that could arrange ‘snapshots’ in conceptually based sequences. As an extension of the visual journal and intrigued by the creative potential of print-on-demand technology, in 2003 Shore started making his print-on-demand books, each recording his activities during one particular day. He continued exploring this method until 2008, by which time he had produced 83 books.