Stephen Shore was the odd man out of New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. After studying his work, I decided to adapt his approach on landscape photography, which differed greatly from the sprawling American-west images produced by Robert Adams and Frank Gohlke. There are many ways that a man alters the landscape; construction and destruction are but two examples.
I'd like to present the idea of a personal landscape. When we leave the house we choose what to look at, this includes ignoring sites that may be typical or eyesores. Some places are so familiar that they fade in our view as we are engaged in a search for the new and exotic. Stephen Shore seemed to photograph those places and things that are oftentimes overlooked. The following is my own invisible landscape, a collection of places that I pass without seeing.