Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Present on Past Plates
Jack Lowe is on a mission - to photograph present-day lifeboats, their stations and crews with the methods of the past. His camera is 110 years old, from the Edwardian era; his developing techniques with photographic plates were devised in Victorian times.
He is a quarter of his way around the RNLI stations of the British Isles and is photographed above at the Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye. Jack is the grandson of Arthur Lowe, of Dad's Army fame; runs his own studio with the reassuring strapline - 'Craftsmanship in the Digital Age' - has his own website about the project; and is featured in a Shetland News item.
Scottish Islands Explorer - aspires to 'craftsmanship'
Digital Edition: certainly in that era