Photo Friday: William Eggleston

December 12th, 2008 by Ross

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Hello everyone and welcome once again to another installment of Photo Fridayz! I want to first start out by giving a little bit of notice to everyone out there about the postcard show that is coming up this Saturday night at Mint Gallery here in Atlanta. The show is open to the public and it is recommended that everyone participate! You can present up to 4 pieces up to 4×6 in size. It should be a fun time with good people so everyone should check it out.

This week I wanted to share with you someone who I find a lot of inspiration from. William Eggleston is a photographer from Memphis and is credited with making color photography a legitimate form of art. He was the first person to have a solo color photography show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and since then has continued to create images up until this day. His images are beautiful in terms of color and composition but are also comprised of the most mundane subject matter. I could go on and on about how amazing I think he is as a photographer and it still really wouldn’t do much justice. If you like what you see in this post I would strongly recommend going out and renting William Eggleston in the Real World. Its one of the better documentaries I have seen in regards to photographers. It gives a very indept and personal look at Eggleston and his process and the steps he has taken over the years to get where he is. Very impressive and well worth the watch.

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Below is a trailer for the movie.

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  1. Microcinema Says:

    Reiner Holzemer’s new fascinating documentary on the legendary American photographer.

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