William Eggleston is one of my favorite photographers. And though many would call his images rather ordinary, I think the reason why I love his work so much is because he has such a perfect way of seeing the world around him. His eye is definitely something I long to imitate and he’s certainly one of the photographers I would consider as a source for my own photographic work.
With that said, I had the chance to pick up 2 1/4 today, a book published by Twin Palms Publishers that profiles many of Eggleston’s earliest color photographs (the name of the book is a tribute to the size format in which Eggleston began shooting). The book is much bigger than I had imagined and the photographs are just fantastic to browse through. The book is like a huge mass of ordinary places and objects that somehow seem extraordinary through the lens of William Eggleston’s camera.
You can pick up William Eggleston’s 2 1/4 at Amazon.com for $40 which is a very good price given the fact that the book has an MSRP of $60. I’m gonna add this to my photo book collection.