w. eggleston


William Eggleston

Raised on a cotton plantation in the Sumner, Mississippi
Eggleston captured the most ordinary moments of
1960's and 70's American life

rows of country mail boxes, a cafeteria counter,
a lonesome hotel room, Graceland, electrical cords,
living rooms, kudzu vines, messy refrigerators,
a cowboy in a phone booth

uncanny, mundane, honest
I think Robert Venturi called it:
everyday vernacular; low-culture

it all reminds me of
The Virgin Suicides
a film by, Sofia Coppola

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