Photographers of Influence: Bill Owens

Published July 15, 2009 by Dallas




Bill Owens’ photographs set the standard for capturing the classic american suburbs. Just beyond the rows upon rows of perfect houses, large haired wives, husbands in bowling leagues and young children playing make believe were lots of people with lots of stories to tell.

The “then and now” comparisons which arose from the decades to follow only serve to make these little time capsules all the more wonderful. For example the above frame “Richie on a Big Wheel 1972″ often referenced in the pre-production of Where the Wild Things Are compared to Owens selects of Richie all grown up.

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