StephaneB

StephaneB

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On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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StephaneB: Hilarious to see comments here from people who obviously have no idea of what Eggleston brought to photography.

Seeing just a picture of a tricycle here is like saying the Grand Canyon is just another valley. And a bad one at that, there isn't even a bridge.

Well, then, all I can suggest to you is to go out, take those easy snaps that require not talent anyway and start offering them around. Start with museums, they are suckers for mediocrity, as you seem to think Eggleston has proved.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 06:16 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)
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StephaneB: Hilarious to see comments here from people who obviously have no idea of what Eggleston brought to photography.

Seeing just a picture of a tricycle here is like saying the Grand Canyon is just another valley. And a bad one at that, there isn't even a bridge.

For one thing, Eggleston made colour photography respected as Art.
At first sight, most of his pictures look like snapshots of mundane, trivial, ordinary scenes. That can be observed with many other photographers like Henry Cartier Bresson, Robert Frank, Willy Ronis and others.All those photographers, Eggleston included actually capture special bits of the ordinary. They have that power of vision. Eggleston included color and if you really look at his pictures, you'll see the colour harmonies he found in everyday scenes, as cen be seen here:
http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/william-eggleston--september-27-2012/exhibition-images

He is also a master of composition like all those great masters, of course. I don't think Martin Parr photography would be the same if Eggleston had not paved the way before.

But I am no good at explaining those things. It is much better explained here:http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/william-eggleston--november-09-2011

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)

Hilarious to see comments here from people who obviously have no idea of what Eggleston brought to photography.

Seeing just a picture of a tricycle here is like saying the Grand Canyon is just another valley. And a bad one at that, there isn't even a bridge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 23:35 UTC as 95th comment | 8 replies
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Denton Taylor: Hopefully 5Dmkiii comes right behind...

Not so. I used to have an EOS 3 (yes, film) and its AF was the same as the EOS 1v, allowing AF at f/8.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 06:05 UTC
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