A tribute to Brian Green who passed away on Saturday 9th January 2016. An amazing photographer, a great St Peter Port lifeboat supporter and a gentleman.
Brian Green was a lifeboat enthusiast and as a photographer spent a great deal of his own time at sea on exercise with the crew. He brought his professional expertise to use in capturing the images of life on board and this proved invaluable to the local and national service.
He was held in great respect by all, and especially by the crew members stationed at St Peter Port.
A modest man, not easily drawn into conversation about his own exploits but a very knowledgeable person, his calm attitude always came to the fore when faced with a challenging situation. It was never a surprise that when crew members were winched off the lifeboat they found Brian already onboard the helicopter taking photographs. He took pleasure in finding archive images for exhibitions and publicity, devoting a great deal of time.
The first photo was taken on 9th May 2005. Brian was taking a photo with many former Harbourmasters and John Webster suggested he would take a photo with Brian in it. A rare event for Brian to be that side of the lens.
The 3rd photo is Brian’s last RNLI event at Government House in November where he took the official photos including this group photo of the award winners.