TIP 1: THE MISSION MAP
To quickly find photographs made at each station, pay a visit to the Project’s hub, The Mission Map.
You’ll find interactive links to all the photographs made so far. Look for the blue tags:
BLUE = COMPLETED
For example, want to know if the Project’s visited West Mersea Lifeboat Station?
- Locate West Mersea on the map or search for it in the box
- Click on the blue tag
- You’ll find thumbnails of all the photographs made at the station (pictured below)
- Click on a thumbnail to be taken directly to the correct page to purchase a print
TIP 2: THE GALLERIES
The number of photographs available from this site is growing rapidly.
TIP 3: EDITION NUMBERS
Prints are limited editions of 50, which means that I will never make more than 50 prints of each photograph.
Generally speaking, the prints are available to buy from numbers 2 through to 50.
However, most RNLI Boathouse Views are available from print numbers 1 through to 50.
Single digit edition numbers 1 to 9 are usually considered to be the most desirable, so ordering or reserving prints early is a great way to secure a low edition number for yourself, a friend or loved one.
If you’d like a particular edition number, let me know when you order.
For example, house numbers and boat numbers are often a popular choice.
In 2015, Teddington lifeboat station started a trend by ordering edition prints that matched their crew numbers, an idea that has carried on around the coastline ever since!
TIP 4: SPREAD THE COST
Did you know you can spread the cost of Limited Edition Prints?
SETTING UP A MONTHLY PAYMENT
You can set up a monthly payment from just £16.25 right here on this site. Learn more by clicking on the button below:
TIP 5: ALLOW TIME
As well as the original glass plates, I personally make every single limited edition print available via these pages.
Each one is signed, numbered and embossed — a truly unique, collectable and luxurious item to treasure for years to come.
With that in mind, it’s important to allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of your print(s), particularly if I happen to be on the road photographing lifeboat stations when you order.
So, if it’s getting near to Christmas, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or a special birthday, be sure to allow plenty of time — 14th December is the cut-off date for ordering in time for Christmas!
TIP 6: SAVE MONEY
On every page, you’ll see there’s an opportunity to save £30 per print by committing to purchase any three Project prints — that’s a £90 saving in one purchase!
These can be existing images or ones that have yet to be made.
If there’s a lifeboat station or location that particularly strikes a chord, this is both a great way to secure an early edition number for yourself and to support the Project.
You’ll find the buttons on every page to buy or pre-order a Collection of Three Prints but the bottom of this page is perhaps the easiest place to begin:
Also, feel free to club together with others to place an order of three prints, saving £30 on the individual price.
TIP 7: GIFT VOUCHERS
Buying a gift for a friend or loved one? Not sure which print they’d like?
Send a gift voucher!
TIP 8: FRAMING
Perhaps you’re wondering how to frame your new artworks?
It can be a difficult decision but pop over to this page to see my suggestion:
There you have it — eight tips to help you with the decision-making process.
I hope they’re helpful…
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