William Eggleston
[Photographer, b. 1939, Memphis, Tennessee, lives in Memphis.]

 Well, I mean, who the hell hasn’t been arrested a few times? I don’t know why everyone wants to make such a big deal out of that. 
 I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two. So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else. 
 I’ve always assumed that the abstract qualities of [my] photographs are obvious. For instance, I can turn them upside down and they’re still interesting to me as pictures. If you turn a picture that’s not well organized upside down, it won’t work. 
 I want to be clear about something. The artist… if the thing is in that person to do, it will find a way out. Doesn’t matter where you plant it. 
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