Monocle: Eggleston

William Eggleston

Text by Sarah Rowland

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In the corner of the living room in William Eggleston’s colourful Memphis apartment sits a grand Bösendorfer piano. “Bach is my greatest hero,” says the acclaimed photographer, dressed in a suit tailored for him on Savile Row, an untied bow tie – a signature look – and a Cartier watch. “These days I often wake up in the middle of the night and play by memory."