Dean Kaufman

Brutus Magazine, Tokyo / William Eggleston

June 1, 2018

A very special day last month spent with legendary photographer William Eggleston at his home in Memphis. Efficient with his words as with his use of the shutter, his hands shared long quiet progressions of notes and the valued silences between – improvised, fleeting, reflective, vital. Much like his iconic photographs. A prolific pianist since age four, Eggleston released his first album this past fall at the age of 78. Amidst his quiet and witty ruminations in conversation with writing team David Imber and Mika Yoshida was the endless cigarette wafting in breezes of the opened, new-spring windows.