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Father, Daughter Collaborate On New Photography Book
December 30, 2011
Professional photographer Kerry Brett has snapped the likes of actor Steve Carrell, Boston Celtics' “Big 3” in Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, and actress Uma Thurman. Inspired by her photographer father, former Boston Globe photojournalist Bill, Ms. Brett recently released a book of photography alongside her dad titled Boston, Inspirational Women.
The Patriot Ledger, a newspaper which covers Greater Boston, caught up with the Brett photography duo to discuss their collaborative effort. Kerry, 38, recalled a story of a photo she and her dad snapped when she was just four years of age. Over three decades later, the Bretts wanted to focus their respective lenses on some of Boston’s top movers and shakers – who all happen to be women.
“When I looked at them as a group, I thought, ‘This is a great city we live in,” Mr. Brett said. “A lot of major cities don’t have women in these high profile positions or who have contributed in such inspirational ways.” Daughter Kerry added, “I try to create images that evoke some type of emotion,” said Kerry, who works as a photographer for the Improper Bostonian. “I try to make something that is storytelling in the sense that it describes who that person is.”
Kerry showed lots of admiration for her dad’s craft in their interview. “My whole life has been in the shadow of my dad, which is a great place to be,” said Kerry, who began her career in high school. “He always understood the experience I had gone through. He’s my teacher and he has instilled in me the joy of photography.”
Bill Brett spoke briefly on working with his daughter, with a fondness only a dad could muster. “We may not always agree at first on which image to choose, but ultimately we do,” Kerry said. “Our tastes are very similar.”
Kerry Brett operates a studio in the Boston suburb of Hingham, just southeast of the big city.
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