High Drama On The High Seas: Incredible Photographs Of The RNLI

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 31 months ago
High Drama On The High Seas: Incredible Photographs Of The RNLI
It takes some bravery to be out on such rough seas. Copyright Nigel Millard & the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) is a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea and, indeed, on the River Thames. It's a tough and dangerous job, relying heavily on volunteers to carry out the rescues.

To recognise such bravery a book has been published profiling the volunteers and photographing the RNLI in action. Around 20 prints from the book are on display at the Finisterre shop in Covent Garden. As they are on display in store they ultimately have to play second fiddle to the merchandise on sale, but this shouldn't detract from the energy in the images.

The images we've seen look outstanding and altogether cinematic — yet unlike the movies, the risk here is real. To give these photographs an extra shot of authenticity, they were all taken by RNLI crewman, Nigel Millard.

Sure to make you think twice about complaining next time it's rainy and windy outside.

Very cinematic. Copyright Nigel Millard & the RNLI
More tempestuous waves. Copyright Nigel Millard & the RNLI

Volunteers who brave the sea: Nigel Millard and the RNLI is on at Finisterre, 7 Earlham street, WC2H 9LL until 18 April. Entrance is free.

Last Updated 15 February 2016

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