Happy 75th Birthday William Eggleston

Today is William Eggleston's 75th birthday. He is one of my favourite photographers.

To celebrate his birthday and his work, watch this episode from BBC's Imagine series, The Colourful Mr Eggleston

William Eggleston is one of the most influential and original photographers alive today.

A Mississippi aristocrat with a fondness for guns, drink and women, he dragged colour into the world of art photography. Reviled in the 1970s, he is now considered a legend whose unique visual style has influenced generations of photographers and filmmakers.

Imagine shows the normally shy and elusive Eggleston at work - taking photographs on the road, in and around his home town of Memphis. 

Happy birthday Mr Eggleston.