5×7 by William Eggleston. First edition (2006). First impression large format hardback in near fine condition. No markings, binding firm. Pages clean. Comes in a large slipcase. Signed by William Eggleston. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
5×7 is a unique look into a strange period of Eggleston’s career. His foray into large-format black and white photography. This book shows his elegant photographs of young people in dive bars, but they still show his unique view of the world.
William Eggleston (b 1939) is an American photographer. Due to his attention to the banal, his colour photographs record everyday subject matter. So, each detail is important, potentially carrying beauty and mystery. As a result of his pioneering work, he became the main catalyst for New American Color Photography. Therefore, he is largely credited with validating colour photography as a fine art form.
Born and raised in Mississippi and Tennessee, William Eggleston began taking pictures during the 1960s after seeing Henri Cartier-Bresson’s The Decisive Moment. In 1966 he changed from black and white to color film, perhaps to make the medium more his own and less that of his esteemed predecessor. John Sarkowski, when he was curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, called Eggleston the ‘first color photographer,’ and the world in which we consider a color photograph as art has changed because of him.
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