Nigel Millard is an international award-winning photographer and a lifeboat crew-member at Torbay in Devon. He is best known for his ongoing commissions for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and for his special issue Royal Mail stamps. His corporate clients include multinational companies in the financial, automotive and travel sectors.
Nigel has been working with the RNLI for almost a decade and this month, a new book, The Lifeboat: Courage on Our Coasts, featuring over 400 of Nigel's iconic images of RNLI life is being published, offering a completely new insight into the day-to-day work of the RNLI all around the UK and Republic of Ireland (Editor: Huw Lewis Jones; Foreword: HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge).
For many people, Nigel's photographs are more than just images of the RNLI's work, they embody its values. RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier explains: 'The waters around the British Isles are some of the most dangerous and challenging to be found anywhere in the world, and Nigel has the rare ability to capture the seas around our coastline in all their moods, in a way that most of us never experience. More than this, though, he brilliantly captures the personality, the humanity and the raw emotion of our lifeguards and our volunteer lifeboat crews as they go about their business of saving lives at sea'.
Nigel Millards photography was first published in the book Face to Face: Ocean Portraits by Huw Lewis Jones (Foreword: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston) - Completely international in its scope, 'Ocean Portraits' is described by London based Publishers Conway - Anova Books Group as 'A stunning account of pioneering ocean photography and modern portraiture. From the striking cover image of salty lifeboatman Stewart 'Tea-boy' Kirk onwards, each portrait evokes the heady story of its subject, offering a fascinating view of the personalities that make up the maritime world.'
In 2010 Nigel was awarded the Individual Supporter Award for his exceptional work for the RNLI.
Released on 8 October 2013, The Lifeboat - Courage on our Coasts accompanies an National Outdoor Touring Exhibition which is free-of-charge; available 24/7; in all weathers - much like the RNLI itself. We hope that the exhibition gives even more people a chance to see and feel the importance of this charities lifesaving work.
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