This is one of 6 images I have entered in the 2018 Portrait Salon. This year, the portraits are going to public vote, so please visit www.portraitsalon.co.uk (@portrait_salon), have a good look through and vote for your favourites (such as this one! 😀).
This image is taken from my project about the Essex side of the Thames estuary and our interaction with the coastline. It's now available as a 28-page tabloid newsprint, ‘Essex Chronicles’ - £5 each, plus postage - link to store in bio.
This portrait is of RNLI volunteer Amy, at the inshore lifeboat station
in Southend. With a station at either end of the pier, Southend was the busiest coastal station in 2016, with 148 launches, 100 persons rescued, and 7 lives saved. The service is run entirely by volunteers - approximately 100 people, including 35 crew members.
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