William Eggleston.

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I have meant to do a post like this for a while now, and following a recent trip to a William Eggleston exhibition at The national portrait gallery, I was inspired. 

   Untitled [Supermarket boy with carts], Memphis by      William Eggleston.

Untitled [Supermarket boy with carts], Memphis by  William Eggleston.

  Untitled, c.1975 (Marcia Hare in Memphis, Tennessee) by William Eggleston

Untitled, c.1975 (Marcia Hare in Memphis, Tennessee) by William Eggleston

William Eggleston was a pioneer of early colour photography and utilised a dye transfer process that due to its expensive nature was almost exclusively used for commercial photography. The process results in incredible colour saturation and longevity.

To me it seems that Eggleston photographs the worlds as if it was alien to him, his fluid compositions seem inherent and effortless, they just work. His photographs have changed the way I see the world around me. Eggleston gives a democratic view of the world in which the most banal view is given great value in the still image, Furthermore this everyday image is brought to fruition with such laborious and expensive printing process we are forced to look at it with new consideration.

"I am at war with the obvious" - William Eggleston.