WILLIAM EGGLESTON – spent a lifetime capturing moments

World-renowned photographer William Eggleston has spent a lifetime capturing moments – seemingly simple snapshots of the mundane. Credited with ushering in the era of color photography, Eggleston uses the dye transfer printing process to create images saturated with color. The results are a perceptive look at American life that is, paradoxically, both hopeful and somber. Artistically speaking Eggleston came of age at a time when Ansel Adams and Edward Weston were the mainstays of the top dynamic microphone for studio use photography world. Eggleston’s work was radical by comparison. Where Adams and Weston looked to chronicle the majesty of the landscape and figure, Eggleston gave credence to the details of everyday life no matter how trivial. The images caught the eye of John Szarkowski, a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and Eggleston eventually got his first major exhibition in New York in 1976. Early critics were not impressed, blasting the work as nothing more than “snapshot chic.” But more than three decades later, Eggleston gets the last laugh as he is now considered one of the giants of modern photography.

More than 200 Eggleston photographs will be on display through mid-January at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in a major retrospective on the career of the Memphis-based photographer.  L.A. is the last stop on a national tour that started in New York. “Eggleston is a master of color photography, whose extraordinary sense of spontaneity, innovative viewpoints, and rendering of modern synthetic hues makes vivid the otherwise overlooked details of ordinary life. His unflinching portrayal of quintessentially atr2100 – good specs American scenes such as supermarkets, drive-ins, sidewalks, and parking lots is one of the defining achievements of contemporary photographic practice,” according to Edward Robinson, the LACMA curator who organized the L.A. exhibit. Eggleston is known for his huge body of work chronicling the American South, focusing on the regions around his home: Memphis, New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta. But in a nod to Southern California, the LACMA exhibition puts added emphasis on Eggleston’s more recent photographs taken around Los Angeles, his images used on music album covers, and his impact on leading American filmmakers.

The LACMA exhibition, William Eggleston: Democratic Camera-Photographs and Video, 1961-2008 opened to a sell out crowd in late October. It will run through January 16, 2011.


Our Summer 2009 “Cover Artist,” Mr. Brainwash, has just announced an epic show in New York City. On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, in the city’s Meatpacking District MBW will open ICONS. It’ll be 15,000 square feet of art and bigger than life installations as only Mr. Brainwash alesis dm10 comparison website can pull off. All of the canvases, prints and broken record pieces are new – created after his mega-successful Life is Beautiful exhibition in Los Angeles in 2008. The first 300 people attending the show will receive a signed limited edition print. Each one will be hand-finished and unique. The exact location of ICONS will be revealed on February 12th at noon on mr.brainwash.com.

MBW is also the man behind the camera for Banksy’s new movie, “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” The film is ten years in the making and premiered Sunday, MBW IconsJanuary 24, at The Sundance Film Festival. The unannounced feature was all the buzz in Park City, Utah. “Exit Through the roland td 11kv review Gift Shop” tells the story of Mr. Brainwash’s move from France to the U.S. and his fascination with the growing street art movement. Along the way, he filmed some of the industry’s biggest names – Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Faile Mr. A, Space Invaders and more. Then he met and befriended Banksy becoming the only man to capture him in action on video. But in  this highly anticipated movie, Banksy turned the camera back on MBW. Banksy has said, “It’s the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed.” Banksy’s publicist told The Guardian, “It’s a film about a man who tried to make a film about me. Everything in it is true, especially the bits where we all lie.” Sundance Festival Director  John Cooper said the story was so bizarre that he questioned whether it could be real. ”‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ is one of those films that comes along once in a great while, a warped hybrid of reality and self-induced fiction while at the same time a totally entertaining experience,” he added. (Check here to view the trailer).

In addition to his photography credit for “Exit Through the Gift Shop yamaha dtx400k review 2017,” and his ICONS show in NYC, Mr. Brainwash will also be doing the limited edition prints and posters for the 2nd Annual Carmel Art & Film Festival in October.