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March 31, 2007

Eggleston (Crying & Flying – Part 4)

Filed under: photographs (not mine) — alecsothblog @ 8:18 am

from Los Alamos by William Eggleston

from The Democratic Forest by William Eggleston


  1. those are great pictures. i’ve got to get Los Alamos.

    Comment by j zorn — March 31, 2007 @ 4:11 pm

  2. I remember buying that book (The Democratic Forest) online after I got interested in William Eggleston, and being so disappointed at the quality of the reproductions in the book. (Doubleday, I think). It ruined the photographs.

    So I learned that great pictures can make a crappy photobook when the photographs are poorly printed. I think this is especially true for someone like William Eggleston.

    And I learned not to buy photobooks online without having seen them first.

    I wonder if the pictures that appear in the book will eventually get the proper treatment they deserve?

    Comment by pete sakuls — April 5, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  3. For more on Eggleston, take a look at the most recent “Stop Smiling” magazine for a great little interview of him by Dan Winters.

    Comment by Todd Korol — April 7, 2007 @ 10:29 am

  4. The lighting in that first shot is everything. It’s also nice how the eye is led through the image, in and out with the hand, leaving the viewer to wonder what the rest of the scene looks like.

    Comment by Laurel — April 2, 2008 @ 11:16 am

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