Thursday, November 30, 2006

William Eggleston

Um dos meus fotógrafos de referência, William Eggleston, lançou um livro novo intitulado 5x7.
O mesmo já pode ser encomendado pelo site da schaden (
Ficam algumas críticas sobre o livro retiradas do mesmo site.

"william eggleston's latest monograph features photographs taken during the early 1970s using a large format 5x7 camera. While the book includes imagery typical of the Eggleston oeuvre­ streetscapes, parked automobiles, portraits of the strange and disenfranchised, ­the book also offers never-before-published photographs taken in the nightclubs Eggleston used to frequent.

With it [his camera and portable strobes] Eggleston could shoot in virtual darkness in the juke joints and clubs around Memphis. The portraits are offhand and spontaneous but insistently stark; their brutality is heightened by the absence of color. The portraits have a leveling effect­whether biker or debutante, the people Eggleston photographed are clearly denizens of the same realm. [He] is reminding us: look closely, each of these individuals is subtly different.
-Walter Hopps

Riveting as the sitters accoutrements are, most compelling is the way in which each person is at once magnificently laid bare and vulnerable. . . . Staring, smiling, grimacing, glowering, these are less portraits of individuals than of the expressions that settle þeetingly on their malleable features. Each face feels stranger and more physically ambivalent than the next.
-Johanna Burtxon, Artforum

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