The Lifeboat Chronicles, July 2021
What a treat to be offered so much space in the July issue of Country Living magazine. A wide selection of photographs are featured with a story behind each one — a very gentle layout with plenty of space to breathe.
I love the title of the piece too: The Lifeboat Chronicles.
Now on a magazine shelf near you!
20th April 2021
It was great fun speaking with Alex Henry about the things that make me happy or, rather, keep me on course for achieving my goal of level contentment.
We talk about family, community, happenstance, social media, kayaking and, of course, The Lifeboat Station Project and the work of the RNLI:
A film celebrating RNLI communities across Scotland
Autumn and Winter 2021
Seventeen portraits and two audio recordings from the project have been incorporated into Launch!, a cinema release of archive film and video celebrating RNLI communities across Scotland.
Directed by Shona Thomson in a co-production with Screen Argyll, the 44 minute film is a wondrous and deeply moving experience. As you can imagine, I’m so proud that my work is seen as a fitting way to join the dots between the present and the past.
Launch! premiered at Mareel in Lerwick, Shetland on 20th June 2021 [pictured above] and it’s now touring cinemas across Scotland throughout the Autumn and Winter of 2021.
Cinemas screening the film are collaborating with local RNLI stations to celebrate the important work of their volunteers. Each event is different so look out for special extras like additional films of your local lifeboat, or an in-person discussion afterwards with RNLI crew, or a pre-recorded blether with the folk involved in making the film.
Take a look at the film’s dedicated website for full details of the upcoming cinema tour:
I’ve been a huge fan of what3words since discovering it in 2019, particularly because it ties in with The Lifeboat Station Project on so many levels. As an ambassador flying the flag for what3words, we’ve now collaborated by fitting new decals to Neena (my mobile photographic darkroom) in recognition of our affiliation.
To be clear, no money is involved — just belief, passion and respect for our mutual endeavours.
If you’ve yet to discover what3words, it’s a simple way to describe and talk about location. It’s being embraced by all kinds of emergency services, organisations and individuals the world over.
Download the app and/or visit the what3words website to learn more:
Jeffery Saddoris is an established podcaster based in Washington DC — “a serial conversationalist” as his About page reads.
Jeffery and I clearly have a lot to discuss, so we’ve started hooking up more regularly after the success of our first conversation in February 2021.
Click below to catch up with the chats we’ve had so far:
IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFFERY SADDORIS
Riders on the Storm, 4th July 2015
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Saturday 13th March 2021
Leah Hunter from Whitby RNLI lifeboat station featured on the front cover of The Yorkshire Post Magazine as part of a piece about The Lifeboat Station Project.
The original glass plate was also selected to be part of the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne’s Great North Museum, so this portrait has certainly enjoyed some prestigious exposure since making it in 2017!
Click here to read the piece [premium content behind a paywall]
Clovelly, 24th January 2016, 7pm, BBC1
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22nd January 2015
Blog post by Instagram: ‘Documenting the Brave Crews of British Seas with @lordlowe’
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Friday 3rd May 2019, 7pm, BBC1
A conversation between Jack Lowe and Daniel Meadows, hosted by Tom Broadbent
15th March 2021
“Happenstance and serendipity, that’s been the richest thing about being alive on this planet.”
— Daniel Meadows
Hosted by fellow photographer Tom Broadbent, this is yet another one of those wonderful career milestones — talking with fellow documentarist Daniel Meadows about our mutual love for community projects and connections.
You’ll need to become a member of The LSP Society to see this one. Full membership starts from £1 per month (simply pledge whatever you’re comfortable with) and then you can have instant access to this conversation on Webinars page in the Members’ Area:
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Town and Country section, 6th January 2021
“It is even more surprising that it’s still the highest-resolution photographic process ever invented. You can see it in the images. The stresses of working on a lifeboat—the wind and the waves and the salt and the cold—can be seen in the cracks and marks on the boats and their crew.” — James Fisher
by David Carroll, December 2020
I can’t help but feel a deep sense of honour to be considered a worthy note on the timeline of the Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat maritime community. Huge thanks to David Carroll and Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat station.
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February and April 2020
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GALLERY: WOMEN OF THE RNLI
5th Anniversary, 11/12th January 2020
RNLI PRESS RELEASE
The First Sea Lord’s Award for Best Use of Digital Media
Certificate of Merit, 31st October 2018
Jack was awarded a Certificate of Merit by The First Sea Lord on 31st October 2018. It reads:
“For his dedication in his project to photograph all 237 RNLI lifeboat stations in the UK and Republic of Ireland, presenting the volunteers in an interesting and unique way, using photography on glass plates. The website is easy to navigate, modern and fully responsive. The project has a defining quality which captures the core values of courage and commitment in volunteers who risk their lives daily to save others.“
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Even more coverage here:
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