Erica Kemp Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Liverpool City Council|)


Liverpool City Council commissioned a Portrait of the new Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Erica Kemp CBE. Over the past few months I have been fascinated by the use of hands in my portraits, I asked the Mayor if she could clasp her hands in the image. The position reminds me of the 16th Century portrait artist Holbein who has inspired a great deal of my Political Portraiture.

In the second image I wanted to bring out the Mayor’s own personality with a nice approachable expression. Working between London, UK and Los AngelesCalifornia. Rory Lewis Photographer Presents unique Portraiture using ‘direction’ and inventive ‘scenarios’. Featured on BBC News, The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, portraits acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London.