Stephen Shore - American Surfaces at The Tate Modern

Literally bumping into the sign at The Tate Modern pointing to this work was great. I didn't know this exhibition was on and was a pleasure to see these images from American Surfaces up close. A real inspiration and interesting that these were so pivotal in the acceptance of colour photography into the art world. The scale of the exhibition but how small the images are was something that really caught my eye. I have always been interested in how the viewer looks at work and these really made you go up close to see them. They reminded me of the machine printed snap most commonly seen through the family album. However, these are far more superior and have a much more constructed feel to them despite the fact they are snapshots of the American road trips that Shore is associated with. Incidentally American Surfaces was the first photobook I bought and definately had an influence on my love of this aesthetic.