Good for him! Strange bird, that Eggleston. Whether you love or hate his work (I do, both) - you have to wonder why he possibly needed all these variations of bodies. No idea what to do with his millions, I suppose.
Yea just an old box full of leicas... It must be fun to be him. I watched his documentary a while back, just walking and shooting everything. Not a bad way to through your photographic career especially when your paid pretty well to do it. I'm gonna look out for this weekends issue of the wsj.
I saw a huge exhibit of his work called The Democratic Camera at the National Gallery of Art. He's a funny guy and has some interesting friends--to tell from the documentaries shown with the exhibit. He's done some really great work and some of his prints are dye transfers--gorgeous stuff. There's always a reason why he clicks the shutter.
What a massive camera collection. I feel guilty about having 10 cameras, as I can only use one at a time. With regard to his images, I have seen a few that I think are brilliant, but many that leave me cold. In fact that tricycle picture would be a good subject for a critique thread on APUG.
I'm bemused by the fact that he appears to have all those camera bodies in an un-padded, atache case style of box.
And I too find that his work grows and grows on me.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2