Originally Posted by Gerald Koch
Does Shore fancy himself as a sort of present day Atget. Documenting various things but in modern color. However, Shore lacks Atget's insight and humor to name two missing concepts in his work.

I'd also add, Shore does have something of a sense of humour in his photographs, but it's fairly dry and subtle, and while there is also a greater sense of irony, it's nearly always tempered by a strong feeling of affection (much more so than say his contemporary Adams whose work from that period almost feels apocalyptic at times - "there's no hope for suburban America...")