Friday, 21 November 2014

William Eggleston

William Eggleston is an American photographer who is known for photographing what is perceived as the "boring". Despite this Eggleston has still created some brilliant and iconic images he is also

considered on of the greats in photography. Eggleston was born and has spent his entire life in Memphis, Tennessee. If you look over his photos those that are in colour he has used a wide range of colours which really do stand out. On the two photos taken outside the building on the top image and the pole on the bottom have similar shades of blue. The top image is more than likely an older image as some of the parked cars on the image do look quite old and it could have been taken in the 1960s or later. The other was taken during filming for a DVD that we saw when Eggleston was quite a bit older and was probably taken in the last five years or so.

On the top image the wide range of colours is shown from the blue sky, a different colour building, all the different colours of the cars and signs and the green of the grass. This I think actually makes the image look really interesting to look at even though it is whats considered the "boring". This is the same with the second image there is a bright baby blue pole with wire wrapped around it, the wire also has little things on it, these are also a wide range of colour on these which also makes them stand out. This image also has some clouds in the sky, not many and off in one corner, but they also add some colour and with all its colour it makes it a really good photo, I really like it because of this.

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