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.
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.