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Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

4 Days 16 Hours Ago

The portrait I made in March with Brendan Copeland, @rnli_wicklow Station Mechanic — the gentleman who’s listening to the sound recording in my previous post. Here you see Brendan pictured at the transom of the station’s beloved 30 year old Tyne class lifeboat, Annie Blaker. She was decommissioned just a few weeks after making this photograph, so it really is a moment in time. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #ireland #wicklow #annieblaker #tyneclass #collodion #wetplatecollodion

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

14 Days 11 Hours Ago

Did you know I make sound recordings to complement my photographs? They add a rich, emotional dimension to the story of the @rnli lifeboat volunteers around our shores. In the fullness of time, the recordings will be available in all kinds of ways. In the meantime, I publish previews of them as podcasts on my Patreon page. Find out how you can listen to them via the Podcast page on my site, helping to fund the project in the process. Head to my profile or here to learn more: lifeboatstationproject.com/podcast Pictured: The moment I handed Brendan Copeland, @wicklowlifeboat mechanic, the headphones so that he could hear the recording I made of Annie Blaker’s legendary Detroit engines. At the end, Brendan says: “Beautiful isn’t it? How would you get better than that? The little growl on her. Lovely.” #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #maritime #nautical #heritage #wicklow #ireland #tyneclass #soundrecording #powerofsound

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-08-12 02:46:39

Vince Jones, Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat Station Mechanic, April 2019, 12x10 inch Clear Glass Ambrotype #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #wales #anglesey #moelfre #mechanic

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-07-24 09:48:00

Proud as a proud thing that @nlwales have added six more photographs from @trearddurbayrnli, Moelfre and Conwy to the twenty they already hold in The National Collection of Welsh Photographs. I’ve shared the crew portraits in my Story with swipe-up-able links to the updated blog post, web gallery and limited edition print page. ‪I’m so chuffed for these @rnli volunteers that their support and enthusiasm for my project has been rewarded, and they’re to feature in a national archive! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #wales #trearddurbay #moelfre #conwy #aberystwyth #anglesey

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-06-08 04:16:05

The story of the brave, selfless @rnli lifeboat volunteers is told in many ways. Books, magazines, social media and me are just a few. In recent years, there’s also a BBC television programme that you may have seen called ‘Saving Lives At Sea’, a fly-on-the-wall documentary combining onboard footage with moving interviews. I love meeting many of the extraordinary people who’ve been featured and, of course, they often appear in my own photographs. During my visit to Conwy on the North Welsh coast in April, I had my first opportunity to make a specific ‘Saving Lives at Sea’ portrait of Jasmin, Greg and Alan. You might remember Greg and Alan recounting the story of a rescue in the river outside the station. Jasmin, Greg’s daughter, also brilliantly told viewers what it was like to have a Dad who volunteers on the lifeboat. Powerful stuff. And don’t they all look great together outside the station? #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #wales #conwy #rnlifamily #savinglivesatsea

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-06-06 12:28:37

Mighty Moelfre: Entranced by the simple design of a lifeboat slipway and how it neatly dissipates the waves’ energy. 👌🏻 #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #sar #lifeboat #maritime #nautical #wales #anglesey #moelfre

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-06-06 05:35:09

From Howth to Llandudno: Portraits I made on 12x10 inch glass featuring some of the inspiring RNLI women I met during my journey in March and April. See the ‘Women of the RNLI’ collection in the galleries via my profile link. Almost time to hit the coast again...setting off for Scotland on Monday! Pictured stations: Howth, Skerries, Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, Moelfre, Beaumaris and Llandudno. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #ireland #howth #skerries #wales #anglesey #holyisland #trearddurbay #holyhead #moelfre #beaumaris #llandudno #rnliwomen #inspiringwomen #womeninsar #sarwomen

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-06-02 00:29:14

035/050: In my last post, I mentioned the prints I donate to the stations I visit. That’s usually print No.1 of the Coxswain/Helms and the crew but last month we agreed on a different number for one particular station to mark a special occasion — 035 in honour of Annie Blaker’s retirement from @rnli_wicklow. Swipe to see her hull number on the print of the crew with their treasured Tyne class, one of the full set I’ve donated to the station as they move into their new chapter of saving lives at sea. Thank you for all your help, Wicklow! Pictured: Coxswain Nicky Keogh and the crew on 12x10 inch glass. See all the photographs at lifeboatstationproject.com (via profile link) where you can even download sound recordings of Annie Blaker’s Detroit engines. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #ireland #wicklow #annieblaker #tyneclass

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-08-23 11:40:02

Landing this week: This is what my print table looked like on Tuesday after making all the prints that are now winging their way to @howthrnli, @skerriesrnli, @rnli_wicklow and other folks across the UK! The rhythm of the project has become very distinctive. In broad terms, it moves between coastal life and studio life — several weeks away from home making new photographs, then a similar amount of studio time making the print orders, which have been the mainstay of the project’s funding since Day 1. The process of printing, signing and packaging is very detailed. It takes a long time but I find it SO rewarding to see them all wrapped up, ready to carry a new wave of enjoyment to their recipients. They’re not all sales, though. 14 of the prints pictured in this pile are donations to the lifeboat stations as my ‘thank you’ to them. After all, without their help, I couldn’t have made the photographs at all! More on that in my next post. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #keepartalive #printsignpackrepeat

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-26 10:11:37

Vintage or contemporary? Here’s something you may like to ponder over your holiday weekend: At very first glance, my photographs look like they were made a long time ago, don’t they? After all, I’m using a process invented by the Victorians. But after a second or two, people come to realise that they must have been made recently. Why? Because they start spotting the visual clues: modern equipment, clothing, buildings and even the excellent fact that many lifeboats are crewed by women, which certainly wasn’t the case back in the 1800s. When describing my photographs, some mistakenly call them “vintage”. This happens a lot in the press, for example, with headlines like “Vintage photographs of lifeboat crew snapped with Victorian camera”. It’s easily done, of course, and it’s not the easiest experience to try and describe to a new audience. However, my photographs aren’t vintage at all — in the moments they appear on glass, one of the really overwhelming sensations for whoever’s witnessing the magical process is that the pictures are utterly brand new. They look old but they’re not! Very confusing for the poor old brain box. This is something that people seem to enjoy trying to get their heads round. When I discuss it on my journey, I often mention that we wouldn’t say to a painter, “That’s a beautiful ‘vintage’ painting you’ve just made!” Ditto drawing, pottery or sculpting — all processes that have been around longer than photography. Anyway, there’s a great word that describes what’s going on here: the strange sensation of something appearing to be from an older period than it actually is, and that word is “anachronistic”. So, even though the process dates from 1851, my photographs are among the most contemporary on the planet! Food for thought? Pictured: Mechanics of @rnli_llandudno on the station’s state-of-the-art Shannon Launch and Recovery System (SLARS), 12x10 inch Clear Glass Ambrotype, 11th April 2019 In the mood for learning more? I answer some more questions via my profile link. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #hellyhansen #wales #llandudno #rnlishannon

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-24 10:29:09

As you may have seen from my ‘mission grid’ a couple of posts ago, there are A LOT of new photographs for you to see! I’ll highlight some of them over the coming days but remember that you can see the photographs from all 130 of the stations I’ve visited so far in the Galleries via my profile link. I published the photographs from @rnlirhyl on Tuesday, my 130th station. So I reckon it seems appropriate to end the week with the crew photograph we made together just over a month ago, also the final one of Mission 17. Swipe to see a behind-the-scenes moment observed by @jeff.nagle.12 as I hollered my final instructions to the crew! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #wales #rhyl

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-21 09:53:41

From Howth to Rhyl: Here you see my very first ‘Mission Grid’. I’m always trying to think of new ways to show you my journey, to keep it interesting and convey just how big it is. Also, to illustrate why I call my trips ‘missions’ rather than simply ‘trips’. I hope you generally get a sense of that but this is perhaps the simplest way that I’ve thought of so far — to put all the new photographs into one grid in the order that I visited the stations, from Howth in Ireland to Rhyl in Wales. So, here you have it. After four weeks or so in front of computers, 54 glass plate photographs from 11 lifeboat stations and nearly 5 weeks working on the coast in March and April. Some might say this is a body of work in itself but, remember, this is less than 10% of the project so far and it’s one more photograph than my entire exhibition at Poole Museum…and this doesn’t include all the private commissions I made along the way to help fund the journey! The grid might also go some way to illustrate why there’s very little downtime when I return home. It takes about as long as the mission itself to scan the glass plates and publish them on the website (only once I’ve built the new web pages to host them, of course). I could go on! Suffice to say, I’m feeling pretty chuffed to be up-to-date this evening. Tomorrow’s a new day, when it’ll be time to crack on with the print orders. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #hellyhansen #ireland #wales #anglesey #portrait #withcouragenothingisimpossible #savinglivesatsea #missiongrid

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-18 02:37:19

Very wet plate collodion: It was all worthwhile (see previous post), as our efforts resulted in this portrait of the @holyhead_lifeboat lifeboat volunteers, also the latest portrait to include a station hound — this one’s called Bella. Can you spot her? #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #wales #anglesey #holyisland #portrait #hellyhansen #holyhead #lighthouse #landrover #landroverdefender

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Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-17 08:12:10

‪Very wet plate collodion: Remember this drenching whilst preparing for the @holyhead_lifeboat crew portrait last month? Well, check out two of the photos in my Story for Neena’s latest addition — a very cool gift from a patron! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #wetplate #ambrotype #wales #anglesey #holyisland #holyhead #darkroom #mobiledarkroom #neenaspotting #keepshutatsea

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-16 09:49:50

Recce recce: So, where did we get to? Ah, yes, @holyhead_lifeboat. Coxswain Tony Price (see portrait in the previous post) was so generous and full of spirit for my project. He even came up with the fantastic idea of making the crew photograph at the end of the 1.7 mile long breakwater. With the plan hatched, a recce would be vital to make sure I could get Neena to the lighthouse. Several of us bundled into the Land Rover and off we went. I remember feeling particularly honoured as some of the crew had taken time off work to make sure they could be around for the whole day. There was a great feeling of embarking on a mini adventure. We all had smiles on our faces and were in it together...what fun! You may have caught some of the photographs from this occasion in my Story? If not, I’ve now made them into a Holyhead Highlight on my profile. Turn the sound up and you’ll hear that Tony is encyclopaedic when it comes to local history. He had an interesting fact or anecdote for just about every twist and turn in Holyhead! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #wales #anglesey #holyisland #holyhead #landrover #landroverdefender #thisisanadventure

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-14 09:51:26

‪How much *can* we fit into one portrait?‬ It could only be one place and one man: @holyhead_lifeboat’s Tony Price!‬ We had a great time making Tony’s portrait and it’s probably fair to say there’ll never be another like it! What you can’t see here is the rest of the crew looking on with big smiles out of frame to the left. A great day all round. See the full set nestled within these galleries via my profile link or here: lifeboatstationproject.com/galleries #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #wales #anglesey #holyisland #portrait #hellyhansen #holyhead #anchor #landrover #landroverdefender

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-12 11:18:02

‪Angelsey’s Holy Island: Some locations lend themselves particularly well to the air of Victoriana conjured by wet plate collodion, like the newly-published photographs I made with @trearddurbayrnli in March — a set that christens the Anglesey print page: lifeboatstationproject.com/anglesey I’m so grateful to the crew for putting the rigs on the beach for me and us, creating a magnificent stage to show off this spectacular location. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #victoriana #wales #anglesey #holyisland #trearddurbay

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-11 07:45:52

One mechanic, two very different portraits: The ritual of making a glass plate photograph can often ‘formalise’ the finished image. Now that I’m more confident with the ritual, it’s going to be fun trying fresh approaches when the opportunities arise, things I’d never have attempted four years ago at the beginning of the project. This portrait of Colley is my first attempt at working ‘beyond’ the formality of wet plate to make an image that has the feel of a grabbed moment, a snapshot on 12x10 inch glass! My thanks to Colley for helping me with this...it was good fun thinking about the logistics and then executing the plan. Swipe to see the second portrait we made with my usual more honed approach — Colley sitting beside the old stone boathouse. Pop back to my previous post for a behind-the-scenes clip on the boarding boat. Both portraits now feature in the RNLI Mechanics gallery via my profile link or here: lifeboatstationproject.com/mechanics #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #dunlaoghaire #ireland

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-11 03:03:27

Honouring the humble boarding boat: At many stations, it’s impractical for the lifeboat to be moored alongside a dedicated pontoon, so the crew need a smaller boarding boat to reach it from the shore. At stations like Dun Laoghaire (pronounced ‘Dunn Leary’), the boarding boat becomes a large part of the mechanic’s working life. After all, people like Colley in this clip still need to carry out their daily and weekly checks wherever the boat is moored! This moment was a real highlight with Colley when we tried something new on my journey — seeing if we could make a portrait to highlight this aspect of his working life and as a tribute to the humble boarding boat. A wet plate mini adventure. Yesterday, I published all the Dun Laoghaire photographs on the website and completed the County Dublin page. I’ll share the two portraits Colley and I made together a little later today. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #ireland #dunlaoghaire

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-09 10:37:30

Remember Dun Laoghaire? The glass plate photographs are very nearly ready to publish on the website, which will complete County Dublin. More news tomorrow. I’ve also paved the way for the coming days by building the brand new Anglesey page. I’ll pop an image in my Story in a mo, complete with a swipe-up-able link for a sneak preview. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #ireland #dunlaoghaire #sunset

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-08 09:39:00

The world as I see it...upside down and back to front! Swipe for a glimpse of the finished plate of Annie Blaker silhouetted in the boathouse doors. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #ireland #wicklow #tyneclass #annieblaker

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-07 11:04:34

Annie immortalised on glass: Just over a week ago, the last Tyne class lifeboat in the @rnli fleet left @rnli_wicklow, saving 408 lives during her 30 years’ service. The limited edition prints of the glass plate photographs I made in March will be available on the brand new County Wicklow page from 3pm today (Monday) via my profile link. You can preview the photographs there now and see a real moment on the RNLI timeline. To mark this historic occasion and to thank the crew for their help, I'll be donating a full set of the prints to the station for their boathouse wall, which I hope will help them to fondly remember their treasured Annie. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #ireland #wicklow #tyneclass #annieblaker

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-05 10:31:20

I’m pleased to report that the photographs I made in March with the fine folk of @skerriesrnli on the east coast of Ireland are now on the website in the usual places — the Galleries, Mission Map and Limited Edition Print pages. Pictured: Conor, Philip, Frosty and Rob, the volunteer helmsmen of Skerries @rnli lifeboat, 23rd March 2019, 12x10 inch Clear Glass Ambrotype. Next up? @rnli_wicklow tomorrow including the historical photographs of the last Tyne class lifeboat, Annie Blaker. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #ireland #skerries

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-05-04 09:02:52

Coming up: Remember the wee clip of @rnli_wicklow mechanic Brendan Copeland listening to the recording of the Tyne class lifeboat he’d looked after for 30 years? Well, he’s a very humble chap, initially shying away from having his portrait made. I’m glad we were able to win him round to make the 12x10 inch glass plate you see pictured here. Another beautiful moment in history and one of the photographs soon to be published on the website along with the rest of work I made in Ireland. As an aside, you’ll see Brendan’s wearing the new @hellyhansen all weather kit. This was the first mission where HH was the norm and Musto the rarity. The project has become a record of so much transition within the RNLI at so many levels, something I didn’t anticipate at the beginning. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #hellyhansen #ireland #wicklow #annieblaker #tyneclass

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-29 09:16:51

Whoop whoop! There’s so much to do at every stage of this big ol’ project but...YES!...I’ve now prepared the first set of scans from Mission 17 and finished building the new web pages to host them. First up? My visit to @howthrnli from 19th to 21st March featuring these fine folk. See the full set in the usual places via my profile link — the Mission Map, Galleries and Limited Edition Print pages. Pictured: Fin Goggin, Colm Newport, Ian Sheridan and Fred Connelly. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #rnliwomen #ireland #howth

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-28 10:48:27

A moment in maritime history: ‪Annie Blaker finished 30 years’ service with @rnli_wicklow today. I’m incredibly grateful for last month’s opportunity to immortalise the last of the Tyne class lifeboats on glass, helping Annie to be enjoyed and remembered for generations to come. The photographs from my visit to Wicklow will be added to the web galleries over the next few days, following Howth and Skerries. Stay tuned! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #ireland #wicklow #tyneclass #annieblaker

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-27 03:27:17

The power of sound at the end of an era: It's an emotional weekend coming up for @rnli_wicklow. Before leaving the station exactly one month ago, I edited the sound recording of Annie Blaker that I'd made the previous day. After 30 years' service, she's the last operational Tyne class on the network. I wanted the recording to be a parting gift for the man I knew would love it the most — Brendan Copeland, the Station Mechanic who’s looked after 'Annie Blaker' for all that time. I handed Brendan the headphones. Watching him listen to the recording was a joy. Furthermore, it’s the first time the station are aware of her legendary Detroit engines being recorded like this. After an emotional listen, Brendan said: “Beautiful isn’t it? How would you get better than that? The little growl on her. Lovely.” I couldn’t have wished for a better compliment. One day, my sound recordings will be part of the completed project. While I’m thinking about the best ways to incorporate them into the book and final exhibition, I publish previews of the work in progress to my patrons who, in turn, are helping to fund the project, enabling me to reach that final lifeboat station in a few years' time. You can become a patron too and hear my podcasts for the price of a monthly cuppa, including the very same recording that Brendan heard. Find all the links you need (including three free episodes) on the revamped Podcasts page via my profile link. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #maritime #nautical #heritage #tyneclass #ireland #wicklow #endofanera

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-23 09:57:27

Glass time capsules: The rhythm of the project is taking its course and scanning of the latest plates is now in full flow. Looking at the @howthrnli ambrotypes for the first time since making them on 19th March has brought the memories of my visit flooding back. A few years ago, I described ambrotypes as ‘glass time capsules’, a phrase I haven’t used for a while but it’s a notion that’s hit me again today. The plates are so rich and crisp that I feel transported right back to the time I spent with the excellent people you see pictured here. I can hear their voices, the banter, the laughter. I can even feel what the weather was like, including that gorgeous fresh evening air on the east coast of Ireland. Just one of the reasons why wet plate collodion is so special to use — it’s the process that keeps on giving! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #howth #ireland #timecapsule

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-14 12:45:28

Well, that’s it. Suddenly the sun is setting on Mission 17. After nearly five weeks, eleven stations, two countries and a splendid final day with @rnlirhyl, it’s nearly time to head home to Kath, my boys and the rest of my loved ones. This trip somehow feels particularly epic. To refresh your memories, it started with the @rnli_doverlifeboat supper followed by The One Show filming in Ramsgate (still waiting on the transmission date, by the way). The first station I photographed was @howthrnli on the east coast of Ireland after making that gruelling drive through the night to reach Holyhead in time for the ferry. If you have a spare moment, you might like to scroll back through my feed as I’ve just done. You’ll see special times with special folk making our very own good news story together in these tempestuous times. There’s so much to reflect upon and savour. I feel privileged to have met so many incredible people and to have made wonderful new friends — I’ll enjoy thinking about you all as I make the 200 mile journey back to Newcastle tomorrow. Thank you to everybody who’s helped along the way from the lifeboat volunteers to those that have spread the word, put me up...and put up with me! You’re all flying the flag for humanity. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #sar #lifeboat #maritime #nautical #heritage #rnliheritage #sunset #wales #rhyl #flyingtheflag

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-13 00:51:17

Such an incredible boathouse here in @rnli_llandudno. One of the most modern on the network, it houses a D Class inshore lifeboat (ILB) and a state-of-the-art Shannon Class all weather lifeboat (ALB). It also successfully encapsulates the feeling of the station’s history and heritage — for example, you can see the original service boards from the old station hanging on the wall. Alun Pari Huws (one of the DLAs here) has gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure the visitor experience is engaging too. He’s really succeeded in his mission, ensuring the station is permanently shipshape too! Llandudno really is worth a visit if you get the chance. The icing on the cake for this particular visit is that The Lifeboat Enthusiasts’ Society AGM is being held here this afternoon. I’m looking forward to it, my very first one since becoming a member last year! 🤓 #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #sar #lifeboat #maritime #nautical #heritage #rnliheritage #rnlishannon #rnlidclass #wales #architecture #llandudno

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-13 00:36:55

‪Goodness me, what a station! Looking forward to my 10th and penultimate lifeboat station of this mission — @rnli_llandudno on the north Welsh coast. I’ll be working there all day long tomorrow (Thurs) culminating with the crew portrait in the evening. Come along...should be good!‬ #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #sar #lifeboat #maritime #nautical #wales #sunset #architecture #llandudno

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-10 11:41:44

It’s been quite a trip so far! Huge thanks to the lifeboat volunteers of Conwy for helping me to make more special plates yesterday, culminating in this crew portrait complete with the station’s D Class lifeboat. As you can see, Conwy Castle provides a stunning backdrop. After nearly four weeks on the road, it’s time to prepare the glass for @rnli_llandudno, the penultimate station of Mission 17. Llandudno is a gorgeous spot just around the coast from Conwy where the crew have an epic new boathouse and state-of-the-art Shannon Class lifeboat. Stay tuned...I’ll keep adding to my Story shortly. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #wales #conwy #conwycastle

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-10 03:25:04

Sunny Saturday: I enjoy these scenes...seeing the crew passing the time for 10 minutes or so while I sensitise the glass plate for their portrait. This was the moment I marched back from Neena to the @beaumaris_rnli helmsmen, glass plate in hand. Swipe to see the finished plate and there’s plenty more to see from beautiful Beaumaris in my Story. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #behindthescenes #wales #beaumaris

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-08 09:47:51

Quick march: About to make the Moelfre crew portrait on Friday evening. The light was quickly fading in the gloomy weather but we managed to make a beautiful plate...and look at the amazing turnout! More scenes in my Story. I’ll be working at Conwy lifeboat station all day tomorrow if you fancy popping along to say hello. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #behindthescenes #moelfre #anglesey #wales

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-07 12:28:01

So much to show, so much to tell: It’s been non-stop since Thursday’s post from Holyhead, a time during which I’ve photographed two more magnificent lifeboat stations in quick succession...and in completely contrasting weather! It all started in gale force easterly winds at Moelfre on Friday (swipe to see the stunning exterior too), moving into bright blue skies with @beaumaris_rnli yesterday. By the way, thank you for all your messages during the slight ‘radio silence’. I’m absolutely fine...it’s simply been a very intense time pouring lots of collodion...😌...and I’ve reached the classic ‘8 station’ mark on the mission, traditionally a time to take stock and recharge for the final week. Just three @rnli stations to go now, starting with Conwy on Tuesday...ITV are joining us for the day too! Maybe see you there? Feel free to come along and say hello. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #behindthescenes #moelfre #anglesey #wales

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-04 12:07:43

Another @rnli lifeboat station documented and a dot on the map for @holyhead_lifeboat by Coxswain Tony Price. Thank you to everyone at the station for making it such a special visit! Next stop? Moelfre tomorrow (Friday)...let's hope this weather blows through! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #anglesey #holyisland #holyhead

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-03 11:04:58

Lifeboat crew? Check. Lighthouse? Check. Land Rover? Check. Breakwater? Check. Reflections? Check. Hound? Check. General nautical feel? Check. A closer look at the plate in yesterday’s video clip. It was such a great mini-adventure making this portrait with @holyhead_lifeboat — and a finished result that made us all very happy. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #holyhead #wales #thisisanadventure

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-01 12:07:03

From the wash tray: We were all really chuffed with yesterday’s photographs including these two of the helms and women. All-in-all, a brilliant Sunday with @trearddurbayrnli. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #trearddurbay #wales #holyisland #anglesey

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-04-01 09:36:11

The days are rattling by at the moment and another station visit is suddenly over. As you can see, we set a truly glorious sandy stage for yesterday’s crew portrait with @trearddurbayrnli. And how amazing to see them respond at lightning speed to an emergency call from @hmcoastguard later that evening (see previous post). Now I’m the other side of Holy Island in Holyhead, preparing for @holyhead_lifeboat tomorrow. More scenes from the last 24 hours in my Story including a stay at the perfect @ty_bae_trearddur_bay. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #behindthescenes #trearddurbay #wales #holyisland #anglesey

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-30 11:40:12

The power of audio: Before leaving @rnli_wicklow, I made time to edit the sound recording of their Tyne class lifeboat. I wanted it to be a parting gift for the man who I knew would love it the most — Brendan Copeland, the Station Mechanic who’s looked after RNLB Annie Blaker for 30 years. This is the moment I handed Brendan the headphones. Watching him listen to the recording was a joy and, furthermore, it’s the first time the station are aware of her legendary Detroit engines being recorded like this. “Beautiful isn’t it? How would you get better than that? The little growl on her. Lovely.” Brendan says. That is so satisfying for me — I couldn’t have wished for a better compliment. One day, my sound recordings will be part of the completed project. While I’m thinking about the best ways to incorporate them, I publish previews of the work in progress to my patrons. You can become a patron too and hear them for the price of a monthly cuppa, including the very same recording that Brendan’s listening to here. Find all the links you need on my revamped Podcast page via my profile link. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #maritime #nautical #heritage #wicklow #ireland #tyneclass #soundrecording #powerofsound

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-29 12:28:55

Depending on the station, boarding boats can be a big part of lifeboat logistics. If the lifeboat’s on a mooring buoy, it’s the smaller boat that crew use to reach it from the shore. As you can imagine, at Dun Laoghaire the boarding boat is a real feature of the Station Mechanic’s daily routine, so I was intrigued to see if Collie and I could make a plate that represented this aspect of his lifeboat life. It worked a treat and was fun to make (see previous post). This one will go down as a ‘Mission Extra’ but we also made an excellent portrait of Colley, which I’ll share with you another time. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #dunlaoghaire #ireland #lifeboatlife

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-29 12:29:10

Colley and I have been on nautical photographic adventures today. We’ve had f-u-n. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #dunlaoghaire #ireland

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-27 13:19:40

1-2-3: I’ve made it to the 123rd station on my journey, Dun Laoghaire (pronounced ‘Dunn Leary’). It’s my final Irish station for the moment before I head to North Wales on Friday. Looking forward to working here tomorrow — I’ve even been a good boy and polished the glass already before it gets too late. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #ireland #dunlaoghaire #sunset

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-06-03 15:42:48

‪First sighting: Here’s the reason I was lured to Ireland on this occasion — @rnli_wicklow’s Tyne class lifeboat, the last of its kind on active service in the @rnli fleet. I can’t wait to photograph her on glass tomorrow...I’m hoping to record those legendary engines too!‬ #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #maritime #nautical #heritage #tyneclass #wicklow #ireland #lifeboatfix #lookatthoseaerials

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-23 10:47:33

Another fine day on the coast...and I had to put my yellow wellies on for this one — a portrait of four @skerriesrnli Helms, immortalised on 12x10 inch glass earlier this afternoon. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #skerries #ireland

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-23 01:57:57

What a spot! Getting ready for a day or two with @skerriesrnli. Come and say hello if you’re around. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #behindthescenes #dometic #mobilelivingmadeeasy #darkroom #mobiledarkroom #neenaspotting #skerries #ireland

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-22 05:29:38

I love this scene — it’s the counter where I’ve made every single ambrotype on the project and how it looks when I’m ready to make a new plate. It’s always a good feeling when the old process is ticking along sweetly too! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #wetplate #ambrotype #behindthescenes #darkroom #mobiledarkroom #neenaspotting

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-20 12:46:47

It’s been an incredible start to Mission 17 — @howthrnli have been the perfect hosts. Station Mechanic Ian Sheridan commissioned me to make this portrait with two of his children today. It feels like a triumph...a true collaboration between Ian, his children and me. Only a handful of people have seen this plate in the flesh and it’s been an entrancing, arresting experience for us all. Such a special few moments in time. #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #howth #ireland #rnlifamily

Jack Lowe
(@lordlowe)

2019-03-19 15:34:35

Station 120: Cooking on gas with @howthrnli today, culminating in the first crew portrait of the second half. I’ll now be here for a little while longer as my proposed visit to Clogherhead has been postponed. Howth are keeping me busy, though, so it’s all working out well! #lifeboatstationproject #lsp17 #rnli #rnliheritage #sar #lifeboat #wetplate #ambrotype #maritime #nautical #heritage #portrait #howth #ireland

Just finished a nice warm class at @mokshayogakildonan Watch for their new offers in this season’s Lifestyle Pass!!! Coming very soon....😎💕 . #winnipeg #yoga #mokshayoga #hotyoga #healthy #fit #strong #lsp17 #lifestylepass

The beautiful Om room at Yoga Public! Thank you YP for a beautiful relaxing workshop with @michellekronenbergyogamalibu ! Always excited to include YP in the Lifestyle Pass. Pre sales are now open on our website. Order your Pass today and be first to start your healthy adventures😍🎉 . #winnipeg #healthy #lsp17 #lifestylepass #yogapublic #restorativeyoga #irest #yoganidra #hip #healthy #winnipeg

Just had the best class at Core Centric! So excited to have them in the new Lifestyle Pass💕 . #winnipeg #healthy #strong #fit #core #stable #balanced #pilates #jumpboard #stottpilates #lsp17 #lifestylepass

We are excited to be part of the lifestyle pass this year. We will also be selling them at the store #repost @lifestyle_pass (@get_repost) ・・・ Presales for the 2017/18 Pass just opened!! We’re so excited for the amazing businesses this year and our awesome list of new participants: @thermeawinnipeg @wilderroots @sacredtusk @revelationsoul @nutritionplus_taylor @decadence_chocolates @lilsistercoffee @savilerowsalon @freshdentalwpg @shr_nutrition @surefirefitness @cesoirlingerie @cremefreshcanada @canadagamessflc @samtheyogi Tally Young Yoga and Core Centric Pilates!!! 👏😍 . #winnipeg #local #wellness #live #love #health #fitness #balance #nutrition #spas #relax #meditate #yoga #shoplocal #lsp17

Presales for the 2017/18 Pass just opened!! We’re so excited for the amazing businesses this year and our awesome list of new participants: @thermeawinnipeg @wilderroots @sacredtusk @revelationsoul @nutritionplus_taylor @decadence_chocolates @lilsistercoffee @savilerowsalon @freshdentalwpg @shr_nutrition @surefirefitness @cesoirlingerie @cremefreshcanada @canadagamessflc @samtheyogi Tally Young Yoga and Core Centric Pilates!!! 👏😍 . #winnipeg #local #wellness #live #love #health #fitness #balance #nutrition #spas #relax #meditate #yoga #shoplocal #lsp17

#repost @uyup_indriana ・・・ Ihirr😍😄 #cewekengineer #lsp17 #stemsago#cewekmesin#cewektangguh#anakmesin

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-05-06 12:23:26

Final LoneStarPHP, a recap of an amazing conference and a truly fascinating community #lsp17 #lonestarphp http://ow.ly/ZPs530buDqj 📷: @in2itvof

in2it
(@in2itvof)

2017-05-06 12:20:16

Final LoneStarPHP, a recap of an amazing conference and a truly fascinating community #lsp17 #lonestarphp http://ow.ly/ZPs530buDqj

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-04-23 13:48:26

Boarded @lufthansa flight LH439 DFW - FRA. Bye bye Dallas, until next time 👋 #lsp17

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-04-23 13:19:57

About to board Lufthansa flight LH439 DFW - FRA. #lsp17

Pete
(@codegeekatx)

2017-04-23 12:46:44

It's a happy day when you can have both #dogfish120 and #plineytheelder at the same bottle share. #lsp17 developers don't mess around. #craftbeer #ipa @dogfishhead @russianriverbrewingofficial

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-04-23 09:35:44

Enjoying the good weather outside the airport #lsp17

End of an era. I will miss our conference but it was good to send it off the way it deserved #lsp17

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-04-22 20:20:18

Continuing the LoneStarPHP post-conference after party 🎉 at the hotel #lsp17

ChefBrent
(@chefbrenttv)

2017-04-22 19:47:53

Violating at least 2 of these rules at the moment... #lsp17

Jeremy Ward
(@_jmichaelward)

2017-04-22 19:43:36

Current status: WurstCon, Plano TX #lsp17

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-04-22 14:16:25

Closing last LoneStarPHP conference with whole team & keynote speaker and PHP godfather @cal_evans #lsp17

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-04-22 12:05:08

Effective Code Review by @jessicamauerhan at LoneStar PHP #lsp17

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-04-22 08:16:14

Story telling with phpunit by Matthew Machuga at LoneStarPHP #lsp17

Jeremy Ward
(@_jmichaelward)

2017-04-21 17:16:48

Beyond stoked to be playing The Castles of Burgundy in TX for #lsp17

Thank you @lonestarphp for letting us hangout with you! We had so much fun serving you this year! 🐻☕️ #lsp17 @townofaddison

Preparing for the afterparty… #lsp17

dragonbe
(@dragonbe)

2017-04-21 13:04:41

Learning machine learning at LoneStarPHP #lsp17