Harmony Korine & Juergen Teller: William Eggleston 414
Published by Steidl.
Text by Harmony Korine, Juergen Teller.
Eggleston, Korine and Teller’s Southern road trip, documented here for the first time
This clothbound volume is Harmony Korine (born 1973) and Juergen Teller’s (born 1964) visual memoir of a road trip they took ten years ago with William Eggleston (born 1939) and his son, Winston, from Memphis to Mississippi. Featuring photos and short introductions by Korine and Teller, this record of their spontaneous, intimate journey captures their love for each other through the shared experience of the American road, and combines images of gas stations, abandoned trucks, evangelical households, banal landscapes and hotel rooms with candid portraits. Certain photos cleverly re-visit Eggleston’s own famous motifs—strings of colored electric lights, road signs, people in cars—and yet the star of the show is without doubt Eggleston himself, always impeccably groomed, whether seated at the kitchen table, holding the hand of cousin Maude Schuyler Clay, or playing the grand piano.