Published:
September 14, 2016
Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat crew welcomes old-style photographer

A photographer with a historic camera and a mobile darkroom visited Burnham-On-Sea this week to take photos of Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's crew.

Jack Lowe - who runs The Lifeboat Station Project and takes photos at lifeboat stations across the UK - uses a large wooden plate glass camera with matching tripod, which is almost 110 years away from today’s modern digital camera.

However, each image is unique and the final results are collectibles of limited edition.

Lifeboat Press Officer Mike Lang and Deputy LPO Helen Brodie MBE, plus Operations Manager Matt Davies, were on hand to greet and assist Jack in his endeavour.

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.

Mike said: "It was good to meet Jack at last, as I was away for his last visit. It is a great project, and Jack deserves a huge accolade for his support of the RNLI. Helen also deserves a huge vote of thanks for her social media support of Jack’s project and all things RNLI!"

 

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