image for Talk item typeJack Lowe - The Lifeboat Station Project at Highland Council Chambers

Talk, Thu 7 Jun 2018


Glenurquhart Road,

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Photography has been in Jack Lowe’s blood since he was a young boy. Aged 8, he received a Kodak Instamatic camera from his grandmother, a turning point from which he’s never looked back.

The earliest seeds of this project were sown in Jack’s childhood, when his love for lifeboats began.

By visiting every RNLI Lifeboat Station in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Jack is creating an unprecedented archive, preserving a vital aspect of our island nation’s culture for future generations. The Project is the first time anyone has tried to create a complete photographic record of every single lifeboat crew, so it will have enormous historic significance.

And there’s a twist! Jack works as the Victorians used to, making the photographs on glass from his mobile darkroom — a decommissioned ambulance called Neena.

The photographs will ultimately be showcased in a stunning exhibition and book, both of which are set to be huge fundraisers for the RNLI.

The Lifeboat Station Project is currently scheduled to be completed in 2020. A selection of the work has already been acquired for a National Collection.

Jack is photographing the volunteer crew at RNLI Kessock on the 25th Anniversary of the arrival of the first RNLI lifeboat arriving in the Black Isle village with the talk on on the project, his mission and how it has evolved to not just capture the picture of lifeboat the volunteers but also the sounds of the coastlines and stories of people he meets

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Thu 7 Jun 2018 18:30



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