Here's a video put together by the Oakland Tribune about Bill Owens. You can read the full article here.
I can remember seeing some of his "Suburbia" images at the Met a number of years ago. The one that really struck me is the Fourth of July snap, which you can see here in just a couple of clicks. Bill Owens is a Bay Area local—the "Suburbia" images all come from Livermore, where he was living. This video and this interview should give you a good idea of the person behind the photos.
From HAMBURGER EYES!!