The Lifeboat Station Project

I have nothing but respect for the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), who put their lives on the line to save lives at sea.

Photographer and RNLI supporter Jack Lowe has just started The Lifeboat Station Project. Mr. Lowe intends to visit all (237) of the stations in Great Britain and Ireland with the purpose of documenting the view from each station and the respective crews via photographs. What is unique about this, is that he is using the wet plate collodion process, first introduced in the mid 1800s, to produce his images.

I’ve been following his progress via his Instagram account (@LordLowe). I love the work he’s done so far. Also fascinating are his “behind the scenes” shots.

He is also on Twitter (@ProjectLifeboat) and Facebook

I encourage everyone to check The Lifeboat Station Project out!


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