William Eggleston

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Chromes (by Steidl) is a book of unpublished photos of William Eggleston in 3 volumes (728 pages, 364 colour plates) which documents a period from 1969 to 1974 when he started experimenting with color film.

“The main film I used is called Kodachromes, which is why the book is called Chromes.”

Chromes acts as a record of a particular place and time: the road signs, the cars, the gas stations, and the people, are all part of a chapter in American history, particularly that of the south. Eggleston insists, however, that being a documentarian was never his intention.