Boston A Year in the life - A book party for Bill Brett
If you are from Boston, I probably don't need to tell you who Bill Brett is. With a 40 year career as a photographer at the Boston Globe, Brett has become a legend in this tight-knit city. His photographic chronicle of Boston and it's most influential citizens is like no other. Bill Brett has literally seen it all. Last night I attended a party in honor of his new book, Boston A Year in the Life.
Developer Joseph Fallon hosted the party at Fan Pier on the South Boston Waterfront.
A line of admirers and friends waited as Brett signed every last book. The line extended outside the tent for over three hours.
Carol Beggy (center) is a former colleague of Brett's at the Globe. Beggy wrote the text to the book.
Brett's daughter and accomplished photographer Kerry Brett.
It was a beautiful evening on the waterfront.
Bob Lobel and Mary Richardson.
While the Drop Kick Murphy's played inside the tent, a fireboat graced the Waterfront in honor of Brett.
It was quite nice!
Sally and Terry Kelly of Norwell.
I didn't come to the party to work but people kept posing for me! Perhaps they thought I was filling in for party lines.
The photo to the right is of Brett at the Boston Marathon finish line, camera in hand!
Boston A Year in the Life took place between the 2007 and 2008 Boston Marathons. One picture, every day in between.
Brett delivered a touching speech about his love for Boston.
Ever since I first picked up a camera I have always marveled over the work of a Globe photographer named "Bill Brett". Before I even knew his story I made up my mind that this guy had the coolest job in the world. Thanks for being such an inspiration Bill!
Click on the video below to watch a NECN cover story on Boston A Year in the Life.