Something for the Weekend

Untitled, c1975 (Marcia Hare in Memphis, Tenessee)

If you find yourself at a loose end this weekend and want to soak up a bit of culture, why not take a trip to the National Portrait Gallery to check out the William Eggleston exhibition

Eggleston revolutionised colour photography back in the 1960s and ’70s by experimenting with colour transparency film, and his vivid and mysterious images have become iconic. Eggleston rarely captioned his images, leaving you to interpret each photo in your own way and although he’s photographed celebrities, his images of the ordinary people in his life are often far more interesting.

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Many film-makers, such as Sofia Coppola, credit Eggleston as an inspiration for their work and he’s provided album covers for a whole host of musicians, including Big Star, Primal Scream and Vampire Weekend.

We were lucky enough to take a peek at the exhibition a few weeks ago, and also visited the all-important gallery shop on the evening they collaborated with the fabulous Pop Boutique, giving us a truly 70s experience.

Pop Boutique National Portrait Gallery Shop

The team at Gallery Shop have curated a collection of books, clothing and homewares that refelect the photographer’s work. You can find mini prints of his work and even a limited edition, signed exhibition book, as well as vintage cushions and scarves (the perfect 1970s accessory!). We highly recommend taking a visit! You may even find a few images you recognise…

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