NEW Locations from The Shore Project completed and up on my WEBSITE!
Top: Ithaca, New York
[I took this one while we were camping in Ithaca, NY this past June. This is our KIA rental car. Due to the difference in cameras, I had a really hard time achieving the proper angle for this shot. Shore was using an 8x10 camera at the time, which lead him to have alot more control over each shot - unlike me with my Canon 5D Markii with a 50mm lens. Despite the camera differences, I think it came out pretty good in the end]
Bottom: Natural Bridge, New York
[Again, I used our KIA rental car for this shot…hey, you gotta make use of what you’ve got when you arrive at some of these locations. This one was particularly difficult to find because Shore did not title this image with the street name, as he did on many of his others. We are becoming more familiar with the routine of his travels though as we go along, and we know he usually stayed on the main routes of these small towns (Main Streets, the Route 1s, 2s, and 6s of our country). After a few too many laps around this area we finally found our spot, parked the car and I began re-composing the scene. The owner of this house was outside hanging her laundry on the clothesline…naturally, we crossed the street and showed her the book. She lived in that house her whole life, her daughter was born the same year that Shore took the original photo (we met her too) in 1974. The woman did not recall ever seeing Shore outside her house with his big camera but she said back then there was a bar on the side of their house (now a post office) and people were always out and about on the street. She did not know who’s car that was, “probably some drunk’s, haha” or maybe it was Shore’s and he was also using what he had for the shot….ya never know.]