Beach snaps - Victorian style!

Jack Lowe with his victorian glass plate camera
Jack Lowe with his victorian glass plate camera

Photographer Jack Lowe visited St Abbs Lifeboat Day, and recorded the event with a remarkable piece of kit.

Lifeboat enthusiast Jack had the crew pose for a photo outside the station, and caught the moment with a Victorian-era camera, complete with glass plates and a cloth over his head.

It was part of the Lifeboat Station Project, in which he plans to visit all 237 RNLI stations in Britain and Ireland, photographing the view from each station along with the crew. Jack, from Newcastle, uses wet plate collodion, a nineteenth century process, and develops his pictures in ‘Neena’, his converted ambulance.

St Abbs was the 21st station on his list of 237, and he hopes to exhibit the work in four years’ time.