The Magic of the Single-Shot Photographer

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I read an article in Express yesterday that I haven’t been able to get out of my head. It was about color photographer William Eggleston, whose work is displayed at the Corcoran right now. The part that was amazing to me is his technique: he doesn’t take multiple frames of his subject and pick the best one, like most photographers. He takes one shot. Just one. And they’re not just good, they’re defining-art-photography amazing. This, I have to see. The exhibition, William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, will be open through September 20.

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2 thoughts on “The Magic of the Single-Shot Photographer

  1. I haven’t seen the exhibit yet, but I still don’t see what the big deal is about Eggleston other than the fact that he was one of the first adopters of color film. I didn’t know about his “one shot” method – very cool.