I only, shamelessly, admit that I steal ideas and entire photographs from other photographers. All photographers do it and so do I.
I usually pick though people from the regular canon of photography. Ansel Adams, Stieglitz, Steichen, maybe a Brassai here and there. Maybe Weegee if I’m feeling particularly mischievous.
On a recent sojourn through the hamlet of Winthrop, I found new inspiration, I mean person to steal from. William Eggelston is a photographer who I have recently become familiar with and who I have grown to like. He photographed kind of this tacky, interesting, colorful version of the American South. I kind of thought for a long time that I got away from my artistic roots. I guess I’m finding them again, but as usual, in a different way than I had seen them previously.
Anyway, so here are so photos that are directly influenced by William Eggelston. Well, I mean I stole his ideas: