Here at @thedocumentarydepartment, if we could spend all of our money on photo books, we would! A current favourite of mine is William Eggleston’s ‘The Democratic Forest: Selected Works.’ I love Eggleston’s depth & use of colour & his mundane subjects. What’s your favourite photo book? #thedocumentarydepartment#documentaryphotography#williameggleston
"David Lynch and I both agree that we don’t steal from each other. But sometimes I see different frames in his films that make me think we must have exchanged ideas.”
In a rare interview, the colour photography pioneer #WilliamEggleston talks to us about the anonymity of his subjects.
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At 78, William Eggleston continues to spread his artistic talent in many directions - this time on an 88-key synthesizer. On Friday, the pioneer of color photography will release his debut album, Musik, with @secretlycanadian. In the @nytimes review, Eggleston stated, "Sometimes I play for friends and they'll say, 'I just love that - would you play it over?' And I say, 'I can't.' I'm not able to record it in some part of my memory, so I'm not able to do it again." #williameggleston#musik#photography#rosegallery
“‘People know my photographs because they’re published in books and shown in galleries and museums and so forth, and yet I don’t perform music in public, ever — only in front of good friends who really want to hear it and who really listen,’ Mr. Eggleston, who is 78, said in a recent phone interview from his Memphis apartment.
Until now, there also haven’t been any albums of his compositions. “Musik,” to be released Oct. 20 by Secretly Canadian, will change that. The collection consists of instrumentals performed by Mr. Eggleston on an 88-key Korg synthesizer in his home over the course of several years in the 1990s, recorded using the machine’s internal memory. The keyboard can simulate many instruments, so the album includes suggestions of a majestic organ, a moody oboe, myriad string instruments and an acoustic piano. The moods of “Musik” are alternately dark, festive, pensive, regal and melancholy.” @nytimes
Looking through some of #williameggleston 's work in anticipation of his new record dropping on Friday via @secretlycanadian!! The record, titled #musik , features Eggleston's compositions performed on a synthesizer in the 1980s... we'll have plenty of copies of the record on vinyl and CD THIS Friday!! And head over to @squarebooks to score a book of Eggleston's photography 👏🏻👏🏻 #eggleston#oxfordms#olemiss#visitoxford