William Eggleston: 21st Century

William Eggleston: 21st Century

On Thursday night with inflamed tonsils & a sore throat I went to the opening night of William's Eggleston's latest exhibition at the Victoria Miro Gallery. William Eggleston is one of those 'King Pins' in photography, born with natural talent and confidence to breed compelling images.

His Images often I feel get the "colour treatment" were people focus too much on what the colour is presenting. For me the overwhelming subtlety in his photographs is their commanding presence. They are asking you for a response. With their hazy multi-toned rich 1950 radio voice they are asking you to involve yourself with the image.
Possibly my favourite flavour in Eggleston's stew I love to devourer image after image, is their first look attention snatching ascetics. This works with stage two of the experience were you unravel all the further pieces to the puzzle. It's safe to say Eggleston's images are weighty with many layers, they are made to be revisited & revisited.

Eggleston's 21st Century life is exhibited at Victoria Miro Gallery London + concurrently by Cheim & Read in New York in January 2010.

Rounding off, Thursday night was fantastic the collection of photographs are carefully crafted with not too much or too little (22 photographs). They present a well balanced view of our world and its satisfying quirks in the most unlikely of places. I defiantly felt it was worth my while braving the cold & battling my ill health, especially after I got to stand next to the man himself, William Eggleston! Yes HE WAS THERE

My illustration of Eggleston

Photos from the night