19 September 2009

about photography

"I ask him if he would miss taking photographs if, for some reason, he had to stop. 'Probably not,' he says, shaking his head. 'I don't have a burning desire to go out and document anything. It just happens when it happens. It's not a conscious effort, nor is it a struggle. Wouldn't do it if it was. The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me,' he says, smiling his childlike smile. 'Being here is suffering enough.'"

Sean O'Hagan interviews William Egglestone (Observer -2004)

1 comment:

jeanne wells said...

I love Wm Eggleston's mind, it's totally strange and beautiful.