A democratic way of looking around (William Eggleston)

6 thoughts on “A democratic way of looking around (William Eggleston)”

      1. Then why does he talk like one? If nothing is more or less important then you see either all things together at once—arguably a privilege of the gods—or you see nothing at all but imagine those things all the better for it—what the Greeks understood as a privilege of the blind seeer.

        What those Greeks most likely would not have understood is what Eggleston meant with “democracy”.


    1. I think he’s simply referring to what/how he “chooses” to photograph—that a photograph is about light and composition as much as it is about “theme,” and that his themes are evoked via light and composition.


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