Thursday, January 3, 2013

Michael Almereyda

Michael Almereyda's William Eggleston in the Real World (2005) documents the working methods of photographer Eggleston, whose approach to snapping pictures here is refreshingly non-digital. Indeed, he appears to be using a Mamiya medium format camera (third still). Eggleston gazes at a light meter like people everywhere have an eyelock with their handheld devices (fourth still). The film respectfully observes  Eggleston pacing back and forth, looking intently at things we would probably never notice, and choosing his shots. Almereyda includes some of his earlier images that still set a standard for color photography (top two stills).
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