Through the Lens of Eggleston
The selection of William Eggleston’s photographs, “At War with the Obvious,” currently on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, reminds us why he an American master. For the June issue of WSJ. Magazine, to be included with this Saturday’s issue of the The Wall Street Journal, the legendary photographer agreed to shoot part of his extensive collection of Leica and Canon cameras. Though Mr. Eggleston admits he’s not a fan of digital photography, this image was captured on a Fuji X-Pro 1. Earlier this year, Mr. Eggleston participated in an exhibition of famous photographers using Fujifilm X-Series cameras, called “Photography.” (See related article).
Commissioning Mr. Eggleston to shoot for the June issue was entirely the result of the persistence of WSJ. Magazine’s photography director, Jennifer Pastore. “I just kept calling and calling, then one day, the photograph is in my inbox.” Ms. Pastore also credits Mr. Eggleston’s son, Winston Eggleston, who manages the photographer’s affairs and estate, with making the shoot happen.
The photograph taken by William Eggleston for WSJ. Magazine of some of his Leica and Canon cameras.Click here to view some of the photos from the exhibit, “At War with the Obvious,” on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, N.Y., through July 28, 2013.
Text courtesy of The Wall Street Journal