Friday, October 19, 2012

William Eggleston


William Eggleston, Untitled, 1971:2012

William Eggleston, Near Jackson, Mississippi, Circa 1970

William Eggleston, Untitled, 1965:2012

william-eggleston-memphis-tricycle-c-1969-1970

William Eggleston, dust_bells_v2_m

William Eggleston, Untitled, 1971:2012

William Eggleston, los_alamos_g

William Eggleston, southern_suite_h

William Eggleston, Los Alamos

William Eggleston, Untitled (Woman with Afro), New Orleans, LA, circa 1971-74

William Eggleston, Untitled (Mary Statue, Orange County), 1999-2000

William Eggleston,  Untitled, 1970-1973

William Eggleston, Untitled,  1970-1973

William Eggleston, Untitled, 1964:2012

William Eggleston, Untitled, 1970-1973

William Eggleston, Untitled, 1970-1973

William Eggleston, Untitled, 1974

William Eggleston, Untitled,  1970-1973

William Eggleston, Untitled (Mika on Subway), 2001

William Eggleston Untitled 1970-1973

William Eggleston, Untitled 1970-1973

William Eggleston,  Untitled,  1970 - 1973

William Eggleston, Untitled, 1970-1973

William Eggleston, los_alamos_t

William Eggleston, los_alamos_p

William Eggleston, dust_bells_v1_k

William Eggleston, cadillac_i

William Eggleston, los_alamos_o

William Eggleston

Like familiar pictures forgotten then found, William Eggleston's masterly photographs feel like memories caught in freeze-tag, where telltale objects make the unspoken understood. His controversial, groundbreaking exhibition of color work at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1976 legitimized color photography as a valid artistic medium, and Eggleston's pictures became famous for their mythical mundaneness. Proclaiming himself at work with the obvious, Eggleston apprehends the moment, unbroken as eternity, fleeting as breath. In 1998, William Eggleston was awarded the Hasselblad Award in Photography.

Bio found here

Images found here, here, here, and here
 

18 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

In terms of capturing the culture of a place and fashion of the day, this is way better than the Sartorialist.

Annabelle Archer said...

I'm feeling kind of "meh" about it all.

It's kind of Instagrammy, but clearly way ahead of it's time in that way.

Not bad or anything, just not grabbing me emotionally.

sporkgasm said...

I really liked all of these. Especially the ones with human subjects.

melifaif said...

These are so great! love love love...

Kathryn said...

I like them is they seem to capture a moment in history. The last one reminds me of my first boss, same expression and everything.

E said...

First words that came to mind were "time capsule" - I love these!

Claire Kiefer said...

These are amazing. That black woman/white (?) man pic on the sidewalk is so striking. I'm going to be thinking about that one and its implications for a long time. I really love these!

girlunwinding said...

My photographer son, lol sounds weird, introduced me to Eggleston and I have to say I am as enamored with him as my son is. He is a very iconic photographer even though when he was shooting that was probably the furthest from his mind. Which makes it even better. He has a way of making the mundane almost freak-show like (people's expressions, placement of objects, color). YOU have an Eggleston edge in your photography that I LOVE. thanks for spot lighting him, loved going through the images.
~Dawn

diane said...

Reading everybody's comments for this one is fun, because they are all so different. The first thing I thought of was the story behind the photo. The one that is only hinted at; just out of view. I think this guy had a bit of a macabre sense of humor. And I agree with girlunwinding, I see a similarity here to you. (that's a compliment).

Annabelle Archer said...

I am clearly in the minority :-)

Not that I was slamming him out anything, it just wasn't blowing my skirt up.

Maybe it was my mood?

anita said...

i owe you an email!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I think his work is great, and I'm convinced your photography is just as good, J...

Brandi said...

I've been a fan of William's work for years. A number of his books line my bookshelf and are a great source of inspiration.

Trissta {Living on the Chic} said...

Mullets and cotton candy. I'm a fan.

Much Love,
Trissta

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for some reason, that first picture with the dolls creep me out.

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Kitty Stampede said...

LOVE the first one. These are great. Love how they are 'actually' vintage instead of just vintage looking. I love the real effect.

and I agree with a commentor above...your photos are BETTER. like I've said before, I want to trade eyes.

Kitty Stampede said...

and/or brain.