West Fifteenth St. and Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio, May 1, 1974

Super excited for this ‘mini-series’ which will be posted over the last week of our Stephen Shore month. Kurt Easterwood of the awesome Japan Exposures has produced an extended piece of writing on one of Shore’s images featured in ‘Uncommon Places, The Complete Works’. The image in question can be seen on the right hand side of the image below and as well as finding the full PDF at the bottom of the post or right here, there will be 4 posts coming up with little sneak peaks.

A huge thank you to Kurt for opening this great piece of writing up to the Photo Book Club community.

West Fifteenth St. and Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio, May 1, 1974

“A few years ago when I got Stephen Shore’s revised Uncommon Places book, I couldn’t get over how familiar the places looked to me, though surely most of the towns and places he shot I’ve never been to. But one image was more familiar than any other — a street scene from Cincinnati. “I’ve been here!”, I remember exclaiming to myself, and I started to take notes about the image. Now five years later, I’ve used Shore’s photo (and my notes) to visit that photo, that place, one more time.”

– Kurt Easterwood

PDF – Kurt Easterwood on ‘West Fifteenth’

0 Replies to “West Fifteenth St. and Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio, May 1, 1974”

  1. I am trying to locate a photography shop based on the back of a really old picture. The photographer Simon Kung took the photo in a shop on Corner Vine and fifteenth st. Cincinatti. The photo is really old and faded and looks like the woman in it is dressed in turn of the century clothing. The picture frame is from a company called Memento. Are you aware of any store on that corner in any time of history, or do you know how I could find that information out?

    1. Hey,

      I would suggest you head on into google earth streetview and look around. If it is not there, you can get business names that are and ring them to see if they know anything

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