—01. Untitled, ca. 1970.
William Eggleston has one of the more idiosyncratic and oft-copied oeuvres in photography and this collection, released by Steidl in late 2014, does a great job of compiling his fantastically composed mundane subject matter. It also highlights his transition from black and white to colour – something which gave the latter a real push in terms of respectability as art. One of Eggleston’s contemporaries, artist Ed Ruscha, may have said it best when he stated, “…when you see a picture he’s taken, you’re stepping into some jagged kind of world that seems like Eggleston World.”