Formed in 1824 and one of the world’s oldest lifesaving charities the RNLI have saved over 140,000 lives, which is pretty staggering when you think about it isn’t it? Photographer Nigel Millard and Finisterre founder,Tom Kay both of whom are volunteer crew members are launching an exhibition this week entitled ‘Volunteers Who Brave The Sea’ to raise awareness of the charity’s sterling work out at sea. The exhibition features dramatic reportage style images of RNLI lifeboats in action around the stormy seas off the British coast alongside volunteer portraits. Keeping with the theme of these heroic folk, Finisterre have also shot their latest lookbook using RNLI volunteers as models, cleverly matching brilliant clothes with brilliant people, have a look here.
The exhibition starts this Thursday and runs until the 18th of April at the Finisterre’s Covent Garden store: 7 Earlham street, WC2H 9LL.