Eggleston: Through the Lens Obliquely
Just as Walker Evans usually makes his photographs head-on, preferring the innate stability of the frontal image, William Eggleston of Memphis, Tenn., seems to see things obliquely. His images, be they buildings, a rusted swing in the middle of an untended field, or a display shelf of junk-food cookies, tilt away from the picture plane.
By Benjamin Forgey
Published on June 22, 1974