Trying to channel William Eggleston.
Eggleston photographed life in rural and roadside settings in Memphis in a way that finds "general emotion or psychological conditions in specific subjects. These isolated moments, embedded in the mundane, exude loneliness and forgetting".
Eggleston "adopted a 'democratic' approach that does not privilege particular types of scenes or objects. His images are at once: monumental & mundane; ordinary & strange; prosaic & poetic..."
This abandoned former NRMA Service Centre in Adelong, NSW recalled to mind Eggleston's subject matter and in trying to emulate his approach I get such a strong sense of how great he really is...
Quotes are from the National Gallery of Australia's essay that appears on the Diane Arbus American Portraits web site that accompanies Arbus' exhibition in Canberra (source link below).
To view or collect the works of Eggleston or Arbus visit the online gallery Artsy: