Emma Gray and Bill, 1943

I had the exceeding good fortune to be born of these two, E.G. and Bill. They fed, loved and educated me. They set me on the track to the good life.

I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.

Photos are my heart and memory.

 Slabtown © Bill Emory