William Eggleston: Looking for colour…

I was lucky enough to get this book for my birthday a few weeks ago – I spotted it on Amazon and hadn’t seen this collection before. It is gorgeous – the printing as marvellous and manages to do some justice to the rich colours of the images.

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Not sure why I like Eggleston so much – I don’t love everything¬†he does, but the ones I do like take my breath away…something about the stillness he captures, and the colour palette, and the point of view.

The colour particularly is so memorable – he must have been looking/waiting for just the right colour contrasts and juxtapositions to come together in a scene – a bit like Trent Parke looks for drama.

One of the images in the book

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Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner Books

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1.4 Cropping etc

I always wonder if I use the crop tool too much – but actually it seems as though I tend to use it to refine rather than compose – I think I really do compose generally in camera. Which is good. I think.