Photography Files: William Eggleston
All photographs by William Eggleston. Photos from The Eggleston Trust and Art Tattler
William Eggleston is an American photographer who pretty much took color photography to the next level, greatly adding to the medium's legitimacy. Best known for his vibrant color photographs depicting the American South during the 1970s, Eggleston's photographic skill magically transforms the mundane into the majestic. The dull into the divine.
I mean, for real, he took photos of horribly ordinary things (a white ceiling fan on a while wall, for instance) but somehow through his vision and with a little help from dye-transfer printing (which is how he was able to create his highly saturated images) these ordinary objects became so much more.
My favorite photo is of the long haired red headed girl in profile, she kind of reminds me of Guinevere. Oh and the first photo, can't you just feel the sunshine?Also, to segue this into fashion--his photographs are prime inspirational fodder for the whole color blocking/ unusual color combination trend that is going on right now. So much inspiration. Hope you could find some in his work, too :)
(This is a new series so expect more posts on great photographers!)