Girvan Arts Festival 2023
Photography has been in Jack Lowe’s blood since, aged 8, he received a Kodak Instamatic camera from his grandmother, and from childhood he’s had a love of lifeboats. After a career in photography, Jack needed a new project, and he had the idea of travelling to all 238 RNLI lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland to photograph them, in order to preserve a vital aspect of our island nation’s culture for generations to come.
And there’s a twist! Jack works as the Victorians used to, making the photographs on glass plates from his mobile darkroom, a decommissioned ambulance called Neena. His work will also be shown in the Art exhibition.