A unifying moment in time: I loved making the crew portraits on the June mission. They’re all corkers, which is down to the support, cooperation and patience of the lifeboat volunteers. Here’s the first one from my 131st station on 11th June — the @rnli_anstruther crew with their beloved old Mersey class ‘Kingdom of Fife’. Swipe to see her sitting on the apron in glorious Technicolor. Note the flag flying at half mast, which signifies a moment in time — when all 238 @rnli lifeboat stations united with the French SAR community in lowering their flag to half-mast, remembering ...
First portrait of Mission 18: My journey around the Forth coast got off to a fine start on Tuesday 11th June with this portrait of Michael Bruce, @rnli_anstruther Coxswain. I usually have an idea or two up my sleeve, but rather than “impose” it, I like to ask the person I’m about to photograph whether or not they have any preconceptions about how their portrait might look. It’s a collaboration, you see. A dialogue. I’m not “taking” photographs. We’re making them together. In the case of Michael’s portrait, though, it was very satisfying that we both had the ...
Getting close to opening the door on the latest photographs made in Scotland, starting with my visit to @rnli_anstruther on 11th June. I’ll publish the new work in the Galleries, Mission Map and on the new ‘South East Scotland’ print page shortly. Stay tuned! #lifeboatstationproject#lsp18
A fine start to Mission 18 today with @rnli_anstruther. Huge thanks to everyone for all your help and patience. Feel really proud of the photographs we made together — a unique overview of your station before another beloved Mersey class is decommissioned after decades of steadfast service. #lifeboatstationproject#lsp18
No sooner had we pulled Marmalade out of the water and started on some fish and chips, @rnli_anstruther received a call out for both of their life boats. Very glad we were off the slipway by the time they got the call out! 🤞🏽 its nothing serious. Safe Home. . . . . . . . #rnli#savinglivesatsea @yamahaoutboards
No sooner had we pulled Marmalade out of the water and started on some @anstrutherfishbar fish and chips, @rnli_anstruther received a call out for both of their life boats. Very glad we were off the slipway by the time they got the call out! 🤞🏽 its nothing serious. Safe Home. . . . . . . . #rnli#savinglivesatsea @yamahaoutboards
Members of the Anstruther Royal National Lifeboat Institution (@RNLI_Anstruther) form a Christmas tree shape as they get together ahead of the festive period for practice drills and exercises at the Lifeboat Station in Anstruther, Fife. 🎄 . All the crew members are volunteers and will be on call around the clock during Christmas and New Year to provide emergency rescue service in the Firth of Forth and along the east coast of Scotland. . 📸JANE BARLOW/PA . . . #photojournalism#photography
What a smashing welcome - greeted not only by the wonderful crew and volunteers of the RNLI but also by Caitlin and George from Porsche Club GB Region 2 (Scotland North). Thank you all for your very kind wishes, gifts and cards. Belinda being presented with a bag of edible chocolate coated gull droppings! James has already tucked into the fudge! See you next year until then keep safe!
Great demo today from the boys and girls at @rnli_anstruther showing how they safely bring someone on to their boat. Great day, great weather, great food- cheers Brian!! #anstrutherrnli#savinglivesatsea
Who said romance was dead? Anstruther lifeboat volunteer crew Dave and Louise McNicoll enjoyed a Wednesday just like any other as they spent their Valentines evening training with their fellow crew members. Married for 10 years, Dave, the old romantic, treated Louise to an evening by the seaside, learning key skills that will help them the next time both are called upon. #valentinesday#rnli
The brilliant RNLI crew at Anstruther - they are all volunteers and are on call around the clock providing emergency rescue service for the Firth of Forth and the east coast of Scotland @rnli_anstruther : @rnli : @pa :: #rnli#rescue
We were visited by a couple of familiar faces last night on our return to station. Gill and Hamish, who were rescued last week from the beach after being cut off by the rising tide, dropped in with Hamish’s Mum Susan and a box of tablet to say thank you for our help. A lovely touch and enjoyed with a cuppa after a cold night exercising☕️❄️🌊 #anstrutherrnli
Our volunteer crews have completed the first 12 hours of our @rnli Casualty Care course this week fitting 3 hours a day in over the last 4 days to maintain the vital skills needed to save lives at sea #anstrutherrnli#trainonesavemany