In 1976, William Egglestons hallucinatory, Faulknerian images were featured in the Museum of Modern Arts first one-man exhibition of color photographs. It is rare for an artist of such stature to allow himself to be shown as unguarded as Eggleston does in Michael Almereydas intimate portrait. The filmmaker tracks the photographer on trips to Kentucky, LA and NY, but gives particular attention to downtime in Memphis, Egglestons home base. The film shows a deep connection between Egglestons enigmatic personality and his groundbreaking work.

Directed, Produced and Written by Michael Almereyda.

Watch William Eggleston in the Real World here.

Source Hillbilly Mag