Portrait

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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Recreating Caravaggio Saint Jerome

Recreating Caravaggio Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome Writing, also called Saint Jerome in His Study or simply Saint Jerome, is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio. Working with model Frank Weitzel who assumed the role of St Jerome, we created living depiction of the work. Deciding to retain Frank’s Tattoo adds an interesting flair to the portrait.

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Maurice Benard (Harper Collins) Book Cover Portraits

Maurice Benard (Harper Collins) Book Cover Portraits

Maurice Benard is an Emmy Award winning actor best known for his role as Sonny Corinthos on the hit show General Hospital. During my last visit to Los Angeles, I was commissioned by Harper Collins to capture a Portrait of Maurice for the books cover.

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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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Robert Broski (Abraham Lincoln) Portrait Sitting Los Angeles

Robert Broski (Abraham Lincoln) Portrait Sitting Los Angeles

Robert Broski is an actor, known for Trip to the MoonTwin Peaks and U.S. Grant: American Warrior. I spotted Robert on Backstage, looking for interesting faces to capture in Los Angeles.

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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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Recreating St. Thomas - Jusepe de Ribera

Recreating St. Thomas - Jusepe de Ribera

In his depiction of the doubting apostle Saint Thomas, he holds the spear that he was martyred with near Madras. The portrait inspired a recent sitting for my Selah project, with Actor Tony Amendola. Tony boasts a noble profile, sitting for me several times over the past few years, he is one of my favourite subjects.

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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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Digital Photography Magazine Column 31st October 2019

Digital Photography Magazine Column 31st October 2019

Thank you to Digital Photographer Magazine for inviting me to write this months Pro Column. The topic my portrait sitting with actor Sir Patrick Stewart. I hope you enjoy it, feedback is most welcome.

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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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Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE Portrait Sitting

Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE Portrait Sitting

Delighted to work with Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE, who commissioned a military portrait sitting at his Headquarters in Aldershot. A tall and imposing man, Lieutenant General Bashall was a hero of the Iraq War. He commanded the 1st Mechanised Brigade in Basra, in 2007. 

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Commended British Life Photography Awards

Commended British Life Photography Awards

Pleased to announce that a Portrait of British Army Soldier Sergeant Seeto, captured as part of Rory Lewis Soldiery British Army Portraits Exhibition. Entered into the British Life Photography Awards has received a commendation.

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Liverpool Echo Interview April 12th 2017

Liverpool Echo Interview April 12th 2017

Thank you to Paddy Shennan at the Liverpool Echo for running a feature on my Soldiery Portrait Exhibition which previews in Liverpool in June for Armed Forces Day.

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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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Caravaggio Style Actor Portraits

Caravaggio Style Actor Portraits

Renaissance portraiture and the use of chiaroscuro by the masters has been of immense inspiration to my photographic style. For those unfamiliar, chiaroscuro is an oil painting technique, developed during the Renaissance

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Brigadier Günter Eisl Portrait Sitting (Austrian Embassy London)

Brigadier Günter Eisl Portrait Sitting (Austrian Embassy London)

Austrian General & Defence Attaché to UK, Brigadier Günter Eisl commissioned a portrait at the Austrian Embassy in London. I am no stranger to working with members of the British Armed forces; it was a nice change to photograph a soldier from the Austrian Military.

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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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