Many of William Eggleston's images (or at least the two dozen or so I've seen) are made around sunset. This gives his photographs rich, golden tones. He used those vivid colors to his advantage with the help of Kodachrome film and dye-transfer printing. This gave me the idea to make sunrise street shots and have the images printed on a super glossy paper like Fuji Crystal Archive. I ended up going with Red River's Arctic Polar Gloss... then I saw what the Metallic version of this image looked like on Kodak's Endura paper and said, "I love this paper!"
Because there weren't many Rockfordians out and about on this chilly October morning, I had to make due with inanimate objects such as telephone poles, dilapidated houses, and storefront windows such as the one featured above.
Once I saw the antique bust in the window, and the way the sun was hitting the American flag, I knew I had something special.