At Zenith by William Eggleston
. First edition (2013). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. Signed by William Eggleston to title page. No markings.
About At Zenith
At Zenith is a collection of fifteen photographs William Eggleston took whilst lying on the ground with an early instant camera. He looked up and captured the clouds above.
The result is something quite different from the usual style of the photographer. Indeed, the loud colours and intensity are replaced by a sense of calm.
About William Eggleston
William Eggleston (b. 1939) assumes a neutral gaze and creates his art from commonplace subjects. Ranging from a farmer’s muddy Ford truck, a red ceiling in a friend’s house, the contents of his own refrigerator. In his work, Eggleston photographs “democratically”–literally photographing the world around him. So, his large-format prints monumentalize everyday subjects, everything is equally important; every detail deserves attention.
Eggleston was a native Southerner, raised on a cotton plantation in the Mississippi Delta. Consequently, Eggleston has created a singular portrait of his native South since the late 1960s. After discovering photography in the early 1960s, he abandoned a traditional education and instead learned from photographically illustrated books. At this point, he was looking at work by Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Frank.
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