Archive for the ‘photoboner’ Category
Big Star, 1974:
I hate that they cropped this photo:
Alex Chilton did not crop. Maybe it’s because he and Eggleston actually knew each other, and for Britt Daniel, Eggleston is just some guy whose work he saw at the Whitney. Not sure I would feel so strongly about this if I weren’t friends with a lot of great photographers, but for some reason this crop job really grates on me. At least now we know it’s no big deal if someone re-releases a Spoon album with 1/3 of the tracks missing.
More Eggleston album covers, cropped and not cropped, here.
Chicago street photographer from the 1950s-1990s:
John Maloof writes:
I acquired Vivian’s negatives while at a furniture and antique auction. From what I know, the auction house acquired her belongings from her storage locker that was sold off due to delinquent payments. I didn’t know what ‘street photography’ was when I purchased them. [...]
Out of the 30-40,000 negatives I have in the collection, about 10-15,000 negatives were still in rolls, undeveloped from the 1960′s-1970′s. I have been successfully developing these rolls. I still have about 600 rolls yet to develop. I must say, it’s very exciting for me. Most of her negatives that were developed in sleeves have the date and location penciled in French (she had poor penmanship).
I found her name written with pencil on a photo-lab envelope. I decided to ‘Google’ her about a year after I purchased these only to find her obituary placed the day before my search. She passed only a couple of days before my inquiry on her.