In William Eggleston’s The Democratic Forest: Selected Works, the photographer’s charge to himself seems to be, "Make a picture of nothing at all," the emptiness takes on a special character. Seizing on the blankness as the very thing to see, he joins the poet Wallace Stevens in voyaging through the God-less realms where it is left to the hapless twentieth-century self, embarked on its own idiotic quest, to discern the difference between the “Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is....
The prolific series of captivating images have never been shown in its entirety in New York City until now. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently showing the entire collection as an exhibit titled, William Eggleston: Los Alamos. The above image was captured by Eggleston in Santa Monica, California in 1974