The only photographer shooting color who was included in the 1975 exhibition, The New Topographics, Stephen Shore photographed the banal iconography of America in a detached manner.
See more of Shore’s images here: http://www.masters-of-photography.com/S/shore/shore.html.
Here’s a great article on The New Topographics: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/feb/08/new-topographics-photographs-american-landscapes.
Commercial and portrait photographer, Andreas E.G. Larsson, makes photographs of dancers on and off the dance floor. He is a Swedish born photographer, currently residing in Los Angeles.
See the dancers here: http://www.andreasphoto.com/gallery/5/dance.
See more portraits and commercial work here: http://www.andreasphoto.com.
… and he’s on tumblr here: http://andreaslarssondiary.com.
Somewhere between an exploration of self-projection and a sociological study, Time for Print, is a project by Brooklyn photographer, Emiliano Granado, which explores basic concepts of “the desire for fame, beauty, and exhibitionism in today’s internet age”.
You can see TFP here: http://www.projecttfp.com/.
Check out more of his work here: http://www.emilianogranado.com/.
Chicago photographer, Brian Sorg, has been photographing Davey over the last 6 years. Check out this ongoing project on his website: http://briansorgfoto.com.
You can also follow him on tumblr: http://deepspacesorg.tumblr.com/.
The ultimate wisdom of the photographic image is to say, ‘There is the surface. Now think - or rather feel, intuit - what is beyond it, what the reality must be like if it looks that way. ‘Photographs, which cannot themselves explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy… The very muteness of what is, hypothetically, comprehensible in photographs is what constitutes their attraction and provocativeness
- Susan Sontag