About the Photographer
With a strong preference for the sea, I have been photographing the lighthouses, wildlife and general landscape of the New England coast for over 25 years. During this time, I have enjoyed the pursuit of my subjects by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, kayak, a wide range of boats and various aircraft.
Over the past two decades, I have been photographing the stations, boats and aircraft of the United States Coast Guard. Having observed firsthand the dedicated efforts of the men and women that staff these units, I have a tremendous respect and admiration for the roles they play in keeping our coastal waters safe.
Since 1991, I have had the privilege of being the official photographer of the Flying Santa program. This New England holiday tradition was started back in 1929 by Maine float plane pilot William Wincapaw to show appreciation to the dedicated lighthouse keepers and Coast Guard crews stationed along the coast. The tradition was carried on for over four decades by maritime author and historian Edward Rowe Snow. Today the annual helicopter visits are faithfully maintained by the Friends of Flying Santa. In addition to my photography duties, I am also the current president of the Friends board of trustees.
Some photos are posted here for general interest. Not necessarily for their artistic value. All images are available for purchase, whether as matted prints, website illustration, calendar, book or general stock photography uses. I am still in the process of posting a number of my photos. If you do not see the subject you are looking for, feel free to ask. I may have a related image or two still waiting in my files. Special requests are also considered. As I travel about, I may be in the area of a specific subject that you are looking for.
In any case, I hope you enjoy viewing the photos on my site and invite you to check back as I continue to post more Images of the New England Coast.
BRIAN TAGUE PHOTOGRAPHY
82 ELM ST.
STONEHAM, MA 02180