September 25, 1938 was born the famous American photographer Bill Owens. He began his career as a photojournalist in San Francisco in the mid-1960s. On duty, he often had to take pictures in suburban areas, and soon it became his hobby, which he devoted most of his spare time from 1968 to 1978.
We have compiled the most vivid pictures of Bill Owens of his first book, entitled “Suburbia”.
1. “At first I was shocked, as if by contact with a new culture,” – later recalled Bill Owens – “I just wanted to capture everything I saw, make thousands of photos.”
2. Established in 1972 “Suburbia” shows the lives of ordinary American inhabitants. The author said: “What I liked is the fact that no one is watching the parade. Just the people in it are directly involved. Every resident has participated in the parade, and 10 minutes later it was over! ”
3. The celebration of “4th of July” – U.S. Independence Day.
4. “Sold machines.” Photographer keeps a certain distance relative to the subject of his work, that it is possible and it remains relevant work after 40 years.
5. “Then, gathering his thoughts and feelings together, I decided to create a photo-document showing the life of the American suburbs” .5.
6. Bill Owens commented on behalf of the people depicted in the photos, “We are really happy! Our children are healthy, we are well fed and we have a beautiful house. ”
7. A series of photos “Suburb” clearly tells us of the popular 70’s notion of the “American Dream” – the outlook, based both on patriotism and the spirit of consumerism.
9. Children suburbs.
10. Picnic on the occasion of Independence Day.
11. “I like to throw a party at”. 1971.
13. The family is preparing to move.
14. A popular way of getting rid of unnecessary things – Garage sales, or “garage sale.”
15. “To hit the glass – it’s cool! We are making a useful thing for the environment, and we are grateful to the Boy Scouts for their work. ”
16. “My father thinks a great idea truncation of the leaves from the trees, and I think he’s crazy.”
18. “In the evenings we like to sit in the garage and watch what is happening on the street.”