Phaidon interview with Stephen Shore

Phaidon, the publisher of art and photography books, is apparently dong a series of brief interviews called “The Decade Interview” asking artists and photographers: Where were you 10 years ago? What are you doing today? Where will you be in 10 years time?”

The interviews appear to be pretty brief little snippets, but interesting. You can find more on the Phaidon website, but be forewarned, the website seems pretty random to me.

I spotted this one with Stephen Shore: ‘In the mid-1970’s 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.”

Also from the Phaidon site, this interview with Shore

Finally, for another side of Shore, take a look at his fashion photographs for Urban Outfitters.

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