William Eggleston's coloured photographs are particularly memorable because of their conceptual or political ambiguity.Read More
Important works include Santa Monica (1974), Untitled 1969—70 (the artist's uncle, Adyn Schuyler Senior, with Jasper Staples, in Cassidy Bayou, Sumner, Mississippi) (1969—1970), Winston (1983—1986), Untitled (Memphis) (c.1969—1971), Untitled (c.1973), and Untitled (c.1983—1986). Many shock because of their 'banality', or apparently dull, commonplace ambience. Others amaze because of the intensity of their seductive colour, or the elegant positioning of the different elements.
Besides exploring a wide range of everyday still lifes, portraits, landscapes, and architectural interiors in his colour and black-and-white photographs, Eggleston has made a few videos, these enthused over by other photographers such as Juergen Teller.
Eggleston is an enthusiastic collector of cameras. The range of technologies available fascinate him.