William Eggleston (born 1939) American Artist
William Eggleston, is above all, a genius of light, an avant-gardist of color. His work is not manifest and surely not very easy grasping; the eye need to be prepared before understand his work. At the first sight, those kind of pictures wasn’t appealing to me, in particular when I was looking at the pictures one by one. In fact, first you have to take a look of the patchworks created by all the images, then you can enter his world by the singularity of every photography.
“I have not really thought it so difficult to get a print close to my idea. The final image when it works, is of course close to some original idea which often is something out of a dream.”
“I think, personally, that the world is so visually complicated that the word “banal” scarcely is very intelligent to use. All days are similar no matter what part of the planet we’re in. As regarding the printing process related to the reconstruction of the original experience, I don’t view it as becoming something new. It’s just simply translating the original intended image.”
“Cartier-Bresson was a key figure in my development, since I was so interested in theory of painting, and his photographs, I though, reflected that more than other people’s. Most other photographs where more about photography.”