Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dust Belles

William Eggleston has always been my favorite photographer.  I have a vivid memory of looking through a book of his photographs at the Monterey Library as a child, and even then they evoked such beauty and emotion.
Sadly, I missed his collection that was recently displayed at LACMA (still hitting myself over the head about that one).
I haven't spent much time in the Southern region of the United States, so I can't say that I truly understand the Southern spirit (unless you count having a true understanding/appreciation for Southern cooking).  Eggleston's photos, to me, capture what I imagine to be the spirit of the South in the 60's-70's.  His use of color is magical, and his portraits + landscapes tell beautiful, deeply rooted stories that I find fascinating.
Here are some of my favorite photos (although it's difficult to choose).

All photographs via The Eggleston Trust

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