Soldier Portraits

The Royal Tank Regiment Portrait Sittings

The Royal Tank Regiment Portrait Sittings

Forged in the adversity of World War I, the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world. After two years, I returned to the Regiment to capture a new series of portraits.

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1st Battalion, The Rifles Portrait Sittings

1st Battalion, The Rifles Portrait Sittings

The subjects of my first photoshoot, where the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, The Rifles. I discovered little has changed since the Napoleonic Wars. The Rifles, are still at the forefront of battle, trained as marksmen. They don’t carry a flag. Instead, their Battle Honours are carried on Parade uniforms.

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Major-General Bob Bruce CBE, DSO Portrait Sitting

Major-General Bob Bruce CBE, DSO Portrait Sitting

A recent portrait commission from The Royal Regiment of Scotland to capture Major General Bob Bruce CBE, DSO. The General posed in his uniform as Colonel of The Royal Regiment of Scotland. 

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Captain Buddhi Bhandari MVO Portrait Sitting

Captain Buddhi Bhandari MVO Portrait Sitting

Soldiery‘ British Army Portraits, has given me a great deal of exposure. Since the completion of the project I have been offering portraits to Military and Police personnel. One of my latest commissions took place with Gurkha Engineer, Captain Buddhi Bhandari MVO, who recently won the Royal Victorian Order for brave actions during the recent Nepal Earthquake.

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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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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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Photographing Britain’s Cavalry

Photographing Britain’s Cavalry

There are currently nine regular cavalry regiments of the British Army, of these two serve as armoured regiments, three as armoured cavalry regiments, three as light cavalry and one as a mounted ceremonial regiment. Soldiery has given me the opportunity to work with seven of these nine Regiments

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1st Battalion Coldstream Guards Portrait Sittings

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards Portrait Sittings

My final Infantry regimental sittings of my Soldiery Portrait Project took place with The Coldstream Guards. Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War. The regiment swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country’s monarchs since.

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The Royal Lancers Portraits

The Royal Lancers Portraits

Soldiery British Army Projects is a project I’ve been working on for nearly 12 months. Photoshoots have taken me all over the UK & Europe capturing portraits of the Men and Women of the British Army.

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The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment are probably the most famous of the mounted soldiers, symbolic due to their Buckingham Palace connections. Photographing these troops required meeting them on home turf of Knightsbridge.

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Lieutenant Colonel McKay MBE, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Portrait Sitting

 Lieutenant Colonel McKay MBE, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Portrait Sitting

Arriving at the barracks of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards in Aldershot, I was met by the Regimental Sergeant Major, a six foot three inch imposing soldier. It was an exciting prospect to work with the Regimental Commanding Officer.

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