Portraitist

Tobias Menzies Portrait Sitting

Tobias Menzies Portrait Sitting

Tobias Menzies is a stage, television and film actor. He is best known for his role as Brutus in HBO's Rome, Edmure Tully in HBO's Game of Thrones, and the dual roles of Frank and Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall in STARZ's Outlander, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination.

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Stephen Graham Portrait Sitting

Stephen Graham Portrait Sitting

Stephen accepted my invitation to sit for a portrait at the London Studio. I’ve admired his work for many years. Graham is not only a screen icon, but a fellow scouser.

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'The Taking of Christ' (Recreating Caravaggio)

'The Taking of Christ' (Recreating Caravaggio)

It’s not unusual for photographers to be inspired by other types of art. As you may have noticed there is a great deal of Renaissance Italian influence in my portraiture.

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Sir Patrick Stewart in Three Positions

Sir Patrick Stewart in Three Positions

Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard is not just a powerful screen presence—his iconic turn as the leader of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise is now considered one of the most instantly recognisable TV roles in pop culture. Sir Patrick Stewart, recently sat for a portrait in New York, captured by Fine Art Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis.

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(The Guardian Interview) Rory Lewis's best photograph: David Cameron looks back without regret.

(The Guardian Interview) Rory Lewis's best photograph: David Cameron looks back without regret.

Thank you to the Guardian’s Tim Jonze interviewing me for the Best Shot Column about my recent portrait sitting with former Prime Minister David Cameron. Link to the article, transcript also below.

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David Cameron Prime Minister Portrait Sitting

David Cameron Prime Minister Portrait Sitting

One of the most challenging sittings of my career, I was recently commissioned to capture a portrait of former Prime Minister David Cameron. Serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. Brexit has been a challenging time in British Politics, resulting in David Cameron’s resignation.

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Practical Photography Magazine Interview's Rory Lewis October 2018

Practical Photography Magazine Interview's Rory Lewis October 2018

Thank you to Louise Carey, Features Editor of Practical Photography Magazine publishing a feature on my Portraitist Exhibition. I was delighted to speak about several of the celebrity portrait sittings, my techniques and style.

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Ciarán Hinds Actor Portrait Sitting

Ciarán Hinds Actor Portrait Sitting

Ciarán was very kind to accept my invitation to sit for a portrait in March of this year. The sitting was very memorable, Hinds was astonishing, creating expressions and emotions that almost hold the viewer. My directional inspiration for the sitting flowed from three themes. The first to capture Ciarán as a penitent man, who believes, the second, a focused individual, the third a man who doubts. Hinds created complex and vigorous characters were embodied by energy and animation.

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Portraitist Open Evening 1st August 2018

Portraitist Open Evening 1st August 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the open evening of Portraitist, at the Wex Photographic Gallery in London. It was a pleasure to share my latest portraiture, with over 100 VIP guests. Including several of the sitters, Steven BerkoffCiarán HindsWolf Kahler and David Bamber.

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BBC News Interview (In pictures: Behind the mask) 31st July 2018

BBC News Interview (In pictures: Behind the mask) 31st July 2018

Thank you to BBC in Pictures Corespondent Phil Coomes, interviewing me about my Portraitist Photography Exhibition. The exhibition opens at Wex Photographic’s Gallery in Whitechapel on 1st August 2019.Please see full transcript below.

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Photo Professional Magazine Interview's Rory Lewis, #Issue 147

Photo Professional Magazine Interview's Rory Lewis, #Issue 147

Thank you to Kingsley Singleton at Photo Professional Magazine, interviewing me about my Portraitist Exhibition which opens on 1st August 2018 at Wex Photo & Video London. The article features my portrait of Actor Rufus Sewell, captured in Los Angeles. The portrait among over 30 others will hang until 25th September 2018. Interview transcript below.

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H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD Portrait Sitting

H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD Portrait Sitting

H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD is a member of the British Royal Family. He is a paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, being a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. His Royal Highness commissioned a portrait at the London Studio. 

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Rufus Sewell (Actor) Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London

Rufus Sewell (Actor) Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London

We are pleased to announce that a portrait of Actor Rufus Sewell (Dark CityThe Man in the High Castle & Victoria) captured by Rory Lewis Photographer in Los Angeles last month, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery London. The Portrait represents Rory Lewis SIXTH National Portrait Gallery Acquisition.

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General Sir Nicholas Carter, KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Portrait Sitting

General Sir Nicholas Carter, KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Portrait Sitting

My latest Portrait commission from the British Army took place with General Sir Nick Carter, KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Chief of the General Staff. The General was in need of a portrait to be placed in the gallery of former Chiefs of the General Staff.

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Sir John Major Portrait Sitting

Sir John Major Portrait Sitting

Often commissioned by Corporate & Government Clients for Portrait Sittings. I’m no stranger to photographing headshots of prominent business, legal and political officials. Non of these sittings have been more unique than a photoshoot with Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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15 Minutes with Bill My tale of photographing a screen icon

15 Minutes with Bill My tale of photographing a screen icon

William Shatner is best known for his role as Captain James T Kirk on the Starship Enterprise. I’ve had the honour and pleasure of having him in front of my lens on two occasions. In total my time spent photographing him has equated to 15 minutes. 15 minutes with Bill.

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Natalie Dormer Portrait Sitting

Natalie Dormer Portrait Sitting

Actress Natalie Dormer, star of Game of ThronesThe Hunger Games and The Tudors. Sat for a portrait at the London Studio several weeks ago. I wrote to Natalie inviting her to sit for my Expressive Portraits Project just over a year ago; it just goes to show how many letters and requests she receives. Natalie is exceptionally talented with an incredible natural beauty.

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Julian Bleach Portrait Sitting

Julian Bleach Portrait Sitting

Actor Julian Bleach accepted my invitation to sit for a Portrait at the London Studio. Julian is best known as co-creator and “MC” of Shockheaded Peter, a musical entertainment based on the works of Heinrich Hoffmann, which won the 2002 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.

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Steven Berkoff Portrait Sitting

Steven Berkoff Portrait Sitting

Steven Berkoff is an English actor who has also enjoyed prominent success as an author, playwright and theatre director. Often cast as the ‘big bad’ in his films, he has appeared in the likes of Rambo: First Blood Part IIOctopussy and as Adolf Hitler in the TV mini-series War and Remembrance.

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Iain Glen Portrait Sitting

Iain Glen Portrait Sitting

Iain Glen is a Scottish film, television, and stage actor best known for his roles in the Resident Evil films and for portraying Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones. Iain accepted my invitation to sit for a portrait a few weeks ago.

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