In 2011, Eddie was Sitter #03 for artist Walter Hugo’s Reflecting Bright Lights series. The photo on the left is his finished piece [ambrotype on glass, 50 x 40cm]. Look at how intense his freckles are captured!
Click here to watch the entire process of artist Walter Hugo photographing twenty-first century London via nineteenth-century methods for his portrait series Reflecting the Bright Lights: Capturing a Moment with Silver Nitrate. Eddie appears in this process film from 9:00 to 10:16.
[about his favorite color] The color that Yves Klein does. Wet paint has a luminosity that dies when it dries and it loses the gloss. So Yves created this color scientifically that retains that luminosity. He was a big showman, so he got it copyrighted. The color is called IKB-International Klein Blue. And it sounds all bullshit-y and ridiculous, but when you stand in front of those canvases, the color is sublime and dumbfounding. So that specific color is my favorite color in the world. Are you going to follow this up with a colorblind question? No, I talk passionately about that color and then people go “but you’re colorblind.” And I go, “I know. I don’t know what I see but I see it and I like it.
Most of my last year has looked like this. Crops and cliffs and yellow dashes. And when the sun gets low, looking for the hidden thicket where a vagabond can hide. #somewherenorthofmexicocity @phillipcrosby #oregontopatagonia