COVER- BlackandWhite - image and commentary


Some people know him as a quiet man who walks his dog along East Market Street. Some people know him as a boisterous preservationist for the Woolen Mills neighborhood. Some know him for his recent service on the Charlottesville Planning Commission. And some haven't met him but have discovered his photo-driven blog which shows a keen eye for detail and amazing interplays of light. Thus the name: Black & White.

Bill Emory has put the focus on little noticed corners of Charlottesville and other places, so we this week we thought we'd put the focus on his work. –Hawes Spencer


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Since 1937 this has been the H.T. Ferron ready-mix plant.
8/10 of a mile from the Charlottesville Pavilion.
Mix some concrete, then go listen to Jimmy Cliff.

02-dayofrest-marshallblackmunDay of Rest. Arlington.

03-4thmainmemorial4th & Main Ghost Bike Memorial. Charlottesville.

04-northandsouth-amtrakNorth and South

I spent Saturday on a train traveling from Providence to Charlottesville.


I have never been to Martha's Vineyard. Someday, hope to visit there, observe the people in all their glory. Sit in the Kennedys' yard and admire the windmills.

06-undertheoaks-horseUnder the oaks

The Upperville Colt and Horse Show dates back to 1853.

07-fallriverFall River, Massachusetts

Iron oxides yield pigments. Natural iron oxides pigments are called ochres. Many classic paint colors, such as raw and burnt siennas and umbers, are iron-oxide pigments. These pigments have been used in art since the earliest prehistoric art known, the cave paintings at Lascaux and nearby sites. Iron (III) oxide is typically used.”š–Wikipedia
There are many uses for oxides of iron. When I am driving across a bridge, I prefer the metal, if it’s thinking, to concentrate on its structural properties rather than reflecting on the value of rust.


A tick will attach itself to its host by inserting its chelicerae (cutting mandibles) and hypostome (feeding tube) into the skin. The hypostome is covered with recurved teeth and serves as a hammer.

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Truly the work of a talented artist, and what a classy paper to feature them in this beautiful format. Hope this is just the beginning.

Mr Brown, drunk so early in the morning?

Love the
"Hyannis" picture. Bill captures people as they really are, often to their discomfort. Could title that one "4 skanks in a tank".

Bunkum, blah, hooey, eyewash, twaddle, bosh. Get a blah.

Kudos to Bill - he's one of the most artistically thoughtful photographers around.

And kudos to The Hook for publishing this.

I've followed Bill's blog for a number of years now and I've come to depend on Bill's daily picture. He might not admit it, but he's a philosopher who makes his points via his images.

One of our most talented local photojournalists of life. Glad that he is being recognized. Go, Mr. Bill!

What a delight to see Bill Emory's images in a group! I'm proud to say "I knew Bill when he was a high school student." He was marked for success in photo arts and it's great he's gotten there.