Rory Lewis Photographer

1st Battalion Welsh Guards Portrait Sittings

1st Battalion Welsh Guards Portrait Sittings

Delighted to receive a commission from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards in Windsor to capture portraits of C/O & Senior Warrant Officers. The Welsh Guards was formed in 1915 by order of King George V. Over the course of their 100+ year history, they have distinguished themselves both on and off the battlefield, and have taken part in almost every British Army campaign since World War I. The Welsh Guards are Wales’s Senior Infantry Regiment with a formidable reputation forged throughout the last century.

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H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD, 2nd Portrait Sitting

H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD, 2nd Portrait Sitting

His Royal Highness commissioned a 2nd portrait sitting at Kensington Palace in London. This time H.R.H sat in Royal Naval Uniform. Prince Michael holds the rank of Vice Admiral Royal Naval Reserve.

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Alvester Martin Los Angeles Headshots

Alvester Martin Los Angeles Headshots

Alvester Martin after traveling the world as a dancer with pop stars like Mariah Carey and Beyoncé, became a household name when he joined the cast of the Lifetime reality series “Vivica’s Black Magic.” Now, the 29-year-old is showcasing his talent as a singer, dancer and musician.

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Janellen Steininger Actors Headshots Los Angeles

Janellen Steininger Actors Headshots Los Angeles

Janellen Steininger is known for her work on Baten Kaitos: Origins (2006), Sleeper Cell (2005) and Girl at Mirror (2014). I’ve had the honour of photographing many of Janellen’s friends and fellow actors. It was only a matter of time before we had a session at the West Hollywood Studio.

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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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Recreating Gustave Doré "The Neophyte”

Recreating Gustave Doré "The Neophyte”

Gustave Doré (1832–1883), throughout my career has continued to inspire my work . I even wrote my dissertation on his illustrations of The Crusades. One of his most famous pieces “The Neophyte” shows a young man in a monastery with other monks who are much older and appear to be worn out or suffering. During my last working visit to Los Angeles, I had to chance to recreate the painting with six remarkable actors, Tony Amendola, Peter Van Norden, Leo Marks, Bo Foxworth, James Sutorius and Frank Weitzel.

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Profoto Interviews Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis 18th February 2019

Profoto Interviews Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis 18th February 2019

Thank you to Profoto's Ailish Cook for interviewing me about my portraiture, recent projects and awards. I’ll be speaking for Profoto at the upcoming Photography Show in Birmingham from 16th - 19th March 2019. Read the full interview on Profoto’s Website, transcript also below.

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James Kirkland Actors Headshots Los Angeles

James Kirkland Actors Headshots Los Angeles

James Kirkland is an actor and writer, known for My Long Distance Relationship (2008), Stevie TV (2012) and Criminal Minds (2005). James, arranged his headshots session at the West Hollywood Studio. We began with a series of commercial looks, and following this we had a play around with a theatrical series.

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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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Winner of the Portrait of Britain 2018

Winner of the Portrait of Britain 2018

Portrait of Britain is presented by British Journal of Photography. Photographer Rory Lewis portrait of British Army Soldier Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny. Deborah serving 30 years in the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps as a Bomb disposal expert; made Army history as the first transgender Soldier to serve in the front line.

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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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Soldiery British Army Portraits Exhibition The National Army Museum 31st January 2018

Soldiery British Army Portraits Exhibition The National Army Museum 31st January 2018

Two years in the making and Soldiery British Army Portraits opened at The National Army Museum in London on 31st January 2018. It was delightful to finally hang the work in its rightful home.

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Winner of the Portrait of Britain 2017

Winner of the Portrait of Britain 2017

Portrait of Britain is presented by British Journal of Photography. Photographer Rory Lewis portrait of Captain Anani-Isaac of The Royal Lancers. Captured for Soldiery (British Army Portraits), has been selected to appear in a Nationwide Exhibition. Shortlisted from 8000 entires, 100 Portraits of the exhibition will go live on Friday 1st September 2017.

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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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Royal Photographic Society Interview February 2014

Royal Photographic Society Interview February 2014

Thank you to to The Royal Photographic Society featuring my Northerners Photography Exhibition in February’s Society Journal. Full transcript below.

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