Here is an image from one of my all time favorite photographers. This guy has inspired every image I’ve ever taken.
Eggleston speaks again and again of the ‘democratic camera’ which considers every object worthy of depiction. Naturally, this seemingly impersonal way of seeing things makes no distinction between ‘beautiful’ and ‘ugly’. In other words, William Eggleston does not operate with the usual visual hierarchies, but rather accepts those motifs which illustrate his concept correctly.
William Eggleston once said: ‘I am at war with the obvious.’