DORCHESTER — Photographer Bill Brett, the author of six books about his beloved hometown Boston and its people, has announced that for his next project he will make portraits of Boston area veterans, those in the military, and those who support them.
The idea for this “heroes” project grew out of a conversation Bill had with chef/restaurateur Paul Wahlberg and College Hype’s Jack Doherty as they were talking about the region’s long history of service to the country.
“I have always included the military and veterans in my books,” Bill said, “but I think these amazing people really need to have their stories told. We need to share the stories of their bravery, their service. I want to make sure that service is recognized.”
Two of the portraits already completed include Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse, 95, of Boston, one of the last living members of the Tuskegee Airmen, and World War II Army veteran Lou Pasquale, 96, of Braintree.
Bill is slated to appear on “NightSide with Dan Rea” soon to discuss the project and have Rea’s listeners make suggestions for those to potentially include in the project. So, as they say, stay tuned.
Both portraits by Bill Brett
Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse, 95, of Boston. Photo by Bill Brett
World War II Army veteran Lou Pasquale, 96, of Braintree. Photo by Bill Brett