The Harwich Set

Harwich, Essex, East England

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Yesterday, I archived the plates I made at Harwich Lifeboat Station on Sunday 8th March 2015.

They’re a set of images with which I’m particularly proud — it was a day where each of my three scheduled photographs really came together.

The view from the boathouse is such a beautiful plate. The detail recorded by the 160 year old process and 110 year old lens is simply extraordinary. I do hope you get to see the original glass plates in the flesh one day.

In the meantime, a signed, numbered and embossed print delivered to your door will be an exquisite tribute to the experience.

Remember, the Harwich prints have only just been released. They are sold from No.1 to No.50* on a first-come, first-served basis — so, act soon if you’d like an early number in the edition!

Scroll down to view the photographs or use this button to take you directly to the Limited Edition Prints available from Essex:


The Lifeboat Station Project by Jack Lowe
The View from Harwich RNLI Lifeboat Station, Sunday 8th March 2015 (10×12″ Ambrotype)
The Lifeboat Station Project by Jack Lowe
A closer look at the fine detail in the original plate above…

The Lifeboat Station Project by Jack Lowe
Paul ‘Smudge’ Smith, Harwich Coxswain, Sunday 8th March (10×12″ Ambrotype)

The Lifeboat Station Project by Jack Lowe
The Harwich RNLI Lifeboat Crew, Sunday 8th March 2015 (10×12″ Ambrotype)


As I mentioned above, there are now 50 Limited Edition Prints available from each of the photographs on this page.

They are available here along with the other photographs made in Essex:


49 prints are available of the Coxswain and crew as Print No.1 is donated to the Cox’n and station respectively.


I’d like to thank all those who’ve supported the Project to this point — it’s truly moving to see so many of you recognising the value in the photographs I’m making.

Remember, although the RNLI are supporting me logistically, I’m currently raising the funding under my own steam — in essence, my own form of crowdfunding.

Print sales, pre-orders and contributions keep The Lifeboat Station Project on the road. If you think the world is a better place for the photographs I’m making, please consider showing your support:

Please Support the Project


My thanks to the staff and crew at Harwich Lifeboat Station for accommodating me on the day.

It was a pleasure to meet you all and to make such great photographs together…


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