I’m Jack Lowe, an active citizen and documentarist endeavouring to shine a light on the greatness of others through photography, audio, film and words.
For many years, The Lifeboat Station Project has formed the crux of my working life — an epic ongoing mission to document all 238 RNLI lifeboat stations around the shores of the UK and Ireland.
However, I’ve also reached a point in life where I feel acutely aware of the predicaments we face, particularly ecological overshoot and the symptomatic breakdown of pretty much everything — more specifically, the breakdown of our climate and the collapse of our civilisation.
I’ve been on a whole new journey of research and learning through which the scales have been falling from my eyes.
The upshot is that it no longer seems appropriate or enough to simply write about my project.
As well as creative matters, I now feel the need to share my thoughts more openly on climate and societal breakdown too. Not only that, but to discuss these sometimes overwhelming topics with you.
I explain further in a blog post called Climate Crisis: Be The Sentinel.
With that in mind, this site now features our very own community space — a bespoke social platform free of ads and algorithms, which I hope will mature into a safe place for us to share our thoughts and findings during such difficult social, economic and environmental times.
It’s public and free to use but you’ll need to register to take part.
Once registered, you’ll find there are many features common to other social platforms, so it should be pretty self-explanatory.
Head to the Community Guidance page for more information.
Donations are gratefully received to help with its upkeep.
If the community space isn’t for you, the newsletter is a great way to stay connected too.
I hope you find this new chapter helpful and that you feel welcome to participate in the conversations that evolve over time.
If you have any feedback or would simply like to get in touch, please send me a direct message via the community space or use the form on the Contact Jack page.
I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Love and courage,
Photograph of Jack Lowe at Dover RNLI lifeboat station by KT Bruce, 2018