Little more than a day ago, we arrived in Southwold, a stunning small town on the Suffolk coast.
I was immediately struck by the presence of the domineering lighthouse casting its beams some twenty miles over the rooftops towards the horizon — a truly special piece of nautical infrastructure.
Combined with the waves crashing on the shore in all this stormy weather, we really knew we were at the coast — a sensation that I find both relaxing and comforting.
It’s hard to believe that we are now at our next destination, Gorleston, having already visited Southwold Station and made some splendid plates on the opening day of the Project.
After my jangling nerves, what a relief that the process has been working so wonderfully today. At points, we (wet plate and I) really found our rhythm.
I’ve just finished polishing the glass for tomorrow’s work. So, long may that rhythm continue…
Availability of the very first prints…
When I return in ten days or so, I’ll start scanning the glass plates and preparing the first prints from them.
With just 50 prints made from each plate, these will be truly special items.
If you’d like to stake your claim to the signed, embossed and numbered prints from these very first photographs of The Lifeboat Station Project, the simplest way is to follow the instructions on the page that describes how to become a Friend of the Project.
Alternatively, drop me a line as soon as you as you can…