Flames & Faces, Bill Noonan, 2005
Bill Noonan has been a member of the Boston Fire Department since 1971. He was appointed Department Photographer in 1975 and Chief Photographer in 1983. All those years of experience mean that when it comes to capturing the intense spectacle and danger of the fireground, Bill Noonan is simply one of the absolute best photographers in America.
His awarding winning work has appeared in every major fire service magazine, and his books of original photos — Smoke Showin’ in 1984 and Jakes Under Fire in 1997 — were among the best selling fire books ever published and are now highly valued collectors’ items.
Flames & Faces contains almost two hundred of Billy’s most spectacular shots from the early 1990s to early 2005. It truly captures the courage, dedication, exuberance, pain, commitment, humor and camaraderie of Boston jakes.
Although its focus is on the members of the Boston Fire Department and fire fighters from neighboring cities and towns, Flames & Faces is finally a wonderful tribute to members of the fire service everywhere and will be a great addition to your collection.
8 1/2" x 11", 160 pages, 160 B&W photos, ISBN: 1-879848-32-5, softcover, BF9350 / $27.95