Stranded in Canton


A friend recently shared this amazing albeit short video clip by photographer, William Eggleston. I was so intrigued I set out to find out more... The entire video has been restored and a book of stills has been published. The publisher of the book, Twins Palms had this to say...
William Eggleston's pioneering video work, "Stranded In Canton," has been restored and is finally available, almost thirty-five years after it was made. The book contains forty frame enlargements from the digital re-master, a brief appreciation from filmmaker Gus Van Sant, and a DVD of the 77-minute film itself, along with more than thirty minutes of bonus footage and an interview with Mr. Eggleston conducted at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival.
"Shot in 1974 with a Sony Porta-Pak, the crazily careering Stranded in Canton documents a cast of hard-drinking Southerners with the intimacy, ease and instability of a seasoned participants. Whiffs of Southern Gothic are not new to Mr. Eggleston’s work, but here they rise to the surface--fierce, tragic and proud."
–The New York Times
By the way, LOVE Twins Palms! Bought one of my first real fine art photography books from them... a gorgeous book of Disfarmer portraits (unfortunately, I do not have a first edition - I wish!!).

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