Military Portrait

8th "Lancieri di Montebello" Regiment (Roma)

8th "Lancieri di Montebello" Regiment (Roma)

Soldati della Repubblica constitutes my second major military portrait project. Following on from Soldiery British Army Portraits, my aim to capture the modern face, tradition and history of the Esercito Italiano.

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H.R.H Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, CD, ADC Portrait Sitting

H.R.H Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, CD, ADC Portrait Sitting

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II through their fathers, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and King George VI. He has held the title of Duke of Kent for over 76 years. Recently I had photographed The Duke’s brother H.R.H Prince Michael of Kent. Hearing about my work, His Royal Highness commissioned a portrait at St James Palace in London.

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Major Arden Portrait Sitting

Major Arden Portrait Sitting

Shortly retiring from active service, Major Arden commissioned a portrait sitting at the London studio. Serving in The Royal Welsh Regiment for over 14 years, the Major is changing career. The portrait will stand the test of time and serve as a record of his service.

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December Military Portrait Commission

December Military Portrait Commission

Just before the Christmas break, a recent Sandhurst graduate, commissioned a portrait at the London Studio. Coming from a distinguished military family, the sitter wanted to replicate a pose from a portrait of his Grandfather. I was glad to oblige and continue a family tradition. The portrait will be appreciated by generations to come. Portraits are very important to military personal, to be captured in Uniform looking ones best and in full finery can fill one with pride for the service.

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Soldati della Repubblica Exhibition/Esposizione/ Palazzo Cusani/ Milan/Milano

Soldati della Repubblica Exhibition/Esposizione/ Palazzo Cusani/ Milan/Milano

Thank you to everyone who attended my first Italian Exhibition 11th – 14th December 2018 at Palazzo Cusani in Milan. The exhibition featuring portraits from my Soldati della Repubblica project. In which I spent the summer of 2018, travelling across Italy, capturing portraits of the wonderfully historic and diverse Italian Army.

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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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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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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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Lieutenant Commander Trewinnard-Boyle Portrait Sitting

Lieutenant Commander Trewinnard-Boyle Portrait Sitting

From a recent portrait commission with Royal Navy Officer Lieutenant Commander Trewinnard-Boyle. Who arranged a portrait sitting at the London Studio. Shortly retiring from active service, the Commander wanted a record of his Royal Navy career and a portrait which his family will cherish for generations to come.

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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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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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BBC News Interview (The 'changing face' of the British Army) 3rd February 2018

BBC News Interview (The 'changing face' of the British Army) 3rd February 2018

Thank you to BBC News Defence correspondent Jonathan Beale, who attended the opening of Soldiery British Army Portraits on 31st January 2018 at the National Army Musuem. Taking the time to interview myself and several of the sitters. Please see full transcript below.

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Lt Colonel Ridgway (The Royal Tank Regiment)

Lt Colonel Ridgway (The Royal Tank Regiment)

Outgoing Commander Lt Colonel Ridgway of The Royal Tank Regiment, commissioned a portrait to be placed on the regimental wall of former Commanding Officers. Visiting Regimental Headquarters with my portable kit, the Colonel posed in No.1 Dress. The portrait was indeed historic as it will hang next to all the former leaders of the Regiment for many years to come.

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British Army Soldier, Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London

British Army Soldier, Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London

We are pleased to announce that a portrait of British Army Soldier  Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny captured by Rory Lewis Photographer November 2017 in London, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery London.

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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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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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Chelsea Pensioner Dougie Hassall Portrait Commission

Chelsea Pensioner Dougie Hassall Portrait Commission

Dougie Hassall is a very extraordinary Chelsea Pensioner, a World War Two Veteran reaching the grand old age of 100. The Royal Hospital in London commissioned me to capture his portrait. It was a very humbling experience to shake the hand of a remarkable 100 year old man. I asked Dougie his secret to old age, his response, “ be kind to one another and live each day to the full”. Indeed words to live by.

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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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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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