Here is a tidbit about Robert Frank’s The Americans project.
“During his trip, Frank shot 767 rolls of film yielding about 27,000 images. He edited that down to about 1,000 work prints, spread them across the floor of his studio and tacked them to the walls for a final edit. Out of a year and a half of work, Frank chose just 83 images.”
I wish Robert Frank would come out with another ‘Americans’ book composed of 150 or so of the rejects from the pile of 1000 work prints.
He could call it The Rejected Americans.