Jack Lowe

Jack Lowe

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Jack Lowe is a photographer and Founder of the Lifeboat Station Project.

Inspired by his childhood love of lifeboats and photography, he has made it his mission to photograph every single lifeboat station (237 of them) and crew in the British Isles, using original Victorian glass-plate photographic techniques. Jack travels around the country in a decommissioned NHS ambulance (nicknamed Neena), which he uses as a mobile darkroom. It’s an extraordinary, unique and rather eccentric British adventure, with a singular purpose – to record and celebrate the bravery and hard work of the 1000s of volunteer lifeboat men and women who risk their lives to save others.
The project began in January 2015 and has already gathered a huge amount of publicity, from across the world, including on the BBC and ITV, the Times and the Telegraph, and is fully supported by the RNLI – see here:  lifeboatstationproject.com/press
The Lifeboat Station Project will not only provide an extraordinary photographic record of a unique institution (see the gallery section of the website here: lifeboatstationproject.com/galleries ) but also an opportunity to revisit the history of each station and to recount the many stories of rescues, tragedies and feats of bravery, as well as providing an unusual and unexpected portrait of our coastline.

The Lifeboat Station Project @ProjectLifeboat

Seems busy on the east coast of Scotland tonight. Spare a thought for the brave RNLI volunteers… #StormArwen

#LaunchOnTheSea is bound for Bo'Ness and the legendary @HippodromeFilm, one of Scotland's oldest cinemas. Join us this Sat 27 Nov, 2.30pm, for a special Q&A screening with director @UrbanTwitcher and @RNLIQueensferry. https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/arts-and-culture/film-and-tv/boness-cinema-celebrates-the-life-saving-work-of-the-rnli-3463599?fbclid=IwAR21lNqfyzvpgr08_1huHM70jn7RRx0B5ir0P0IOaqg3pdXdZHplsMkIp_8

Thank goodness we have the RNLI. At any time, it could be you or me and I do hope they're there for us when we need them... #IStandByTheRNLI https://twitter.com/RNLI/status/1420319266746871834

There’s a storm a brewin’ so keep as safe as possible this weekend, people. And remember to #RespectTheWater for it becomes wild out there in the blink of an eye. #StormArwen

Flash sales, giveaways, discounts and The Lifeboat Station Project: https://lifeboatstationproject.com/2020/02/17/flash-sales-giveaways-and-discounts/

The #Northumberland coast is due to be hit by #StormArwen with wind speeds predicted to be over 60mph, please do not underestimate the power within the waves and keep a safe distance. The North Sea is renowned for its unforgiving conditions. #RNLI #Seahouses #StaySafe

Thank goodness we have the RNLI. At any time, it could be you or me and I do hope they're there for us when we need them... #IStandByTheRNLI

"The difficult truth is we need to raise £20,000 before the end of the year in order to continue publishing Ernest in 2022" — so chuffed that my friends at Ernest Journal have got their campaign off to a good start, including two reward tiers from The LSP! Check it all out here:

Good morning. A scene from @Selseylifeboat in 2016, and one that no longer exists as this old boathouse has since made way for a new chapter of maritime lifesaving at Selsey. However, it lives on in Postcard Pack No.13, a new set called From the Journey: https://lifeboatstationproject.com/postcards/#pack13

Men for All Seasons! - if you think you're chilly tonight, imagine how much colder it is for the lads on the water.🥶RNLI volunteers train for every circumstance in every condition, and we can only do it with your help. Thank you for supporting us @rnli #kinsale

Community opportunity in Exmouth 👇🏻

The lifeboat volunteers of @DoverRNLI: This portrait marked the halfway point on my coastal journey in 2018. Now it’s one of the 12 glass plates in the Special Edition 5th Anniversary postcard pack celebrating the first 5 years of The LSP from 2015-2019: https://lifeboatstationproject.com/postcards/#pack10

With Black Friday on the horizon, here are some thoughts I shared on flash sales, giveaways and discounts back in February 2020...and the financial landscape is even more challenging for artists now! 👇🏻https://lifeboatstationproject.com/2020/02/17/flash-sales-giveaways-and-discounts/

The lifeboat volunteers of @DoverRNLI: This portrait marked the halfway point on my coastal journey in 2018. Now it’s one of the 12 glass plates in the Special Edition 5th Anniversary postcard pack celebrating the first 5 years of The LSP from 2015-2019: https://lifeboatstationproject.com/postcards/#pack10

Another great roundup by the #RNLI. I often say to people that if they think that Thunderbirds doesn’t exist, they should visit a few lifeboat stations! Always enjoy showcasing their ingenious launch mechanisms when I can... 👌🏻

Always Ready: Postcard Pack No.12 was a great chance for me to include @AngleLifeboat’s Land Rover Defender LR70. And the tenth postcard was taken on 16th March 2020, the day my travels were paused — a detail which features in the caption on the reverse: https://lifeboatstationproject.com/postcards/#pack12

I spied @CowesRNLI, @TobermoryRNLI and @AberdeenRNLI when putting together the opening sequence of #FerryLife. A wee bit of #Neenaspotting thrown in for good measure too! ⛴🚑👇🏻