William Eggleston
[Photographer, b. 1939, Memphis, Tennessee, lives in Memphis.]

 Well, I mean, who the hell hasn’t been arrested a few times? I don’t know why everyone wants to make such a big deal out of that. 
 A picture is what it is and I’ve never noticed that it helps to talk about them, or answer specific questions about them, much less volunteer information in words. It wouldn’t make any sense to explain them. Kind of diminishes them. People always want to know when something was taken, where it was taken, and, God knows, why it was taken. It gets really ridiculous. I mean, they’re right there, whatever they are. 
 I want to be clear about something. The artist… if the thing is in that person to do, it will find a way out. Doesn’t matter where you plant it. 
 I don’t think about what camera I should use that much. I just pick up the one that looks nicest on the day. 
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