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    Great article on Eggleston

    HERE is a great article on William Eggleston. One of the few sources showing the person behind the myth.

    Enjoy

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    Great article on Eggleston

    Neat article, thanks Martin!
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    Great article on Eggleston

    I confess, I've never heard of this person. Is there a site which displays some of his photographs ?

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    Great article on Eggleston

    Oh I love this list Ken

    He's probably the single most influential colour photogorpaher around (but a lot of Large Formaters seem to love to hate him - you'll probably hear - my cat takes better snapshots, my granny has an album full of pix like those, I throw away the ones that look like that or variations on any of those... :-) )

    At it's simplest here are really just two strands of colour photography - those that follow through from Eggleston and those that try to photogorpah in colour what and how Adams photographed in black and white

    A lot of his work doesn't really show well online.

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    http://www.masters-of-photography.com/E/eggleston/eggleston.html
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    Great article on Eggleston

    Thanks for the link. Frankly, I don't care much for his images either. They have a decidely queer feeling, and I prefer to be stimulated by Beauty, even if it comes through more faintly. To each his own, of course.



    I have to admit, I prefer my own attempts to capture "modern times". But as I said, I try to convey a sense of beauty, rather than the queerness... even if it comes through rather faintly.




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    Great article on Eggleston

    A perfect example of "critics" creating the personna......

    A totally talentless and uninspired man with connections (and money) to create a career.

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    Great article on Eggleston

    Would offer a dinner with Ansel Adams for a break for a smoke with Eggleston.

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    Great article on Eggleston

    In b&w there's Atget and W. Evans and in color there's Shore and Eggleston. For me that's all I need. Great article Martin.

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    Great article on Eggleston

    I'd pick the same four, but even then Walter, Evans derived from Atget and was hugely influenced by him (so much so, that at one point he even denied having been exposed to Atget very early on, saying he saw Abbot's Atget prints and negatives in the late 20's early 30's and they terrified him - even though it was a matter of record) and to a large extent, without Eggleston, Shore may not really have been able to do what he has done.

    When you think about it, there are very few photogorpahers who have such a huge impact that they change the direction of photogrpahy. Atget is certainly one. Eggleston is definately another - without him we'd probably still be stuck in a sort of awful colour pictorialism - as Weston put it "Pretty stories, poorly told". It really is hard to imagine a huge amount of the colour work done today (as well as some of the best movies) without the initial influence of Eggleston. He's certainly a one off.
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    Great article on Eggleston

    One must consider an artist within the parameters of his own time. Eggleston's work is totally boring without the addition of a little weed or acid to make them interesting./
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