Based in Los Angeles with a studio in the heart of West Hollywood.
Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after Actors Headshot Photographers, behind the lens for over 15 years. Rory’s client list includes the finest acting talent, stars of stage and screen from Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, David Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen and the list goes on.
Make the right choice for your actors headshots, professional, inventive, expertly directed, relaxed sessions creating the very best in Actors Headshots. Rory offers his services West Hollywood, 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.
Mark Leslie Ford is a British actor and producer, known for Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Suburbicon (2017) and Mars Project (2016). Mark works between Los Angeles and the UK. Hearing about my work through Facebook. He Arranged a session at the West Hollywood Photography Studio.
Larry Thomas is a screenwriter and aspiring model/actor. Larry arranged a headshot session at the West Hollywood Studio. It was wonderful to work with Larry, he boasts a very Bohemian profile. Capturing his headshots was a breeze. Working through several looks, we created a diverse portfolio of shots.
Jon Paul Burkhart is an actor and producer, known for Sick for Toys, Jersey Boy and American Horror Story. J.P found my work on facebook, and arranged a session at the West Hollywood Studio. A very talented actor, Jon has worked on a diverse range of projects from comedy to horror.
Zak Lee was born in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Live by Night (2016) and Trafficked (2017). Zak arranged his Actors Headshots session at the West Hollywood Studio. Learning Italian for my Soldati della Repubblica project, I took the opportunity to direct Zak in his native language.
Tess Harper is an American actress. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first film role in 1983's Tender Mercies, and for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1986 film Crimes of the Heart. Her other film appearances include Flashpoint (1984), Ishtar (1987), Far North (1988), and No Country for Old Men (2007). She also had a recurring role on the first three seasons of Breaking Bad (2008–10).
During my trip to LA in October 2018, I contacted Armin to arrange a second portrait sitting. My first took place in 2015 and I was anxious to have another opportunity to create a series of theatrical portraits. Armin Shimerman is an actor, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), The Hitcher (1986) and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (2009).
Lee Ravitz is an actor, known for Pulp (2013), Mort (2009) and Bloody Tales of the Tower (2012). I need of an update of his headshots, Lee arranged a session at the London studio. Seeking a more distinctive headshot, we worked through several changes, and expressions. These headshots convey a character actor with a unique style and talent. Lee also took the time to leave a review.
Lyanka Gryu was born in Moscow, Russia. Her experience in TV and cinema has been truly unique from the very start: she has been working as an actress since the age of 4 when she landed her first lead in the award-winning European film Odin.
Paul Eiding and Colleen Kelly-Eiding, husband and wife, are both extraordinary actors. Who arranged their headshot session at the West Hollywood studio. Working through several looks I photographed both Paul and Colleen in back to back sessions.
Desiree Mee Jung is a Korean actress based in Los Angeles. Looking to update her portfolio of headshots. Desiree arranged a session at the Studio City Photography Studio. Working through several looks I directed Desiree to assume different characters, expressions and emotions. Thus creating a varied portfolio of headshots. I wish her all the best with new castings and opportunities in 2019.
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.
Leo Marks is an Obie-winning stage actor who has performed in some of the nation’s finest theaters from New York to Los Angeles. He was a founding member of New York’s Elevator Repair Service Theater and is a member of LA’s Antaeus and Evidence Room companies. Multi award winning, Leo is one of the Nation’s finest stage actors. In love with style of headshots Leo arranged a SECOND Actors Headshots session at the Studio City Studio last month.
Actress Mia Richelle arranged her Actors Headshots at the London Studio last month. This new body headshots will help Mia to illustrate her acting ability to casting directors and take her career forward. On the day of her session I directed Mia to assume different expressions and characters. Creating an exceptional new representation of Mia’s talent as an actress.
Ciarán was very kind to accept my invitation to sit for a portrait in March of this year. The sitting was very memorable, Hinds was astonishing, creating expressions and emotions that almost hold the viewer. My directional inspiration for the sitting flowed from three themes. The first to capture Ciarán as a penitent man, who believes, the second, a focused individual, the third a man who doubts. Hinds created complex and vigorous characters were embodied by energy and animation.
Actor Clay Bunker arranged his Actors Headshots session at the Los Angeles Studio in West Hollywood. Clay was in need of a new portfolio of headshots to promote his casting profile. If you are in need of a new body of headshots, please consider photographer Rory Lewis.
Actor George Kafetzis in need of an update of his actors headshots portfolio, booked my package one session at the London studio. Working through three clothing and lighting changes, I expertly directed George to depict several different characters. From a father to a detective and a villain, all these complimenting his casting profile.
I invited Sir Ian to sit for a portrait session while he and Sir Patrick Stewart were performing Waiting for Godot in the Cort Theatre in New York and was flabbergasted when he accepted. I travelled to Sir Ian’s home in London where I felt truly humbled to photograph this titan of the stage in his own surroundings – he even had Gandalf’s sword hanging on a clothing rack like an umbrella! I was faced with the curious task of celebrating an immeasurable acting talent and so I sat and pondered for a minute. We drew inspiration from his prominence as a Shakespearian performer and decided on a style of portrait reminiscent of the renaissance artist, Holbein, using lighting to preserve the intimate detail and wisdom found in his expression.
We are pleased to announce that a portrait of Actor David Warner (Titanic, Time Bandits, Omen) taken by Rory Lewis Photographer, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery London. The portrait sitting was David’s the first he has attended since Cecil Beaton photographed him in 1966.
Now 72 I wanted to capture a portrait of a more seasoned experienced Warner for my Northerners Portrait Exhibition. To Coax him into sitting, I wrote several letters to David’s various representing agencies both in the UK and USA; alas without a reply. Not giving up I discovered via Social Networking, David was attending at Hammer Horror Convention in London. Writing anther letter to be delivered on the day of the event, I was delighted to receive a reply a few days later, David agreed to sit for a portrait session in London. I have been a fan of Warner for many years, seeing his Cult Films and TV Appearances from childhood. Now it was my chance to direct David and create some striking Portraiture.
EACH PACKAGE INCLUDES
Headshot session in my, West Hollywood photography studio.
Wardrobe Consultation when you arrive for the shoot.
Clothing rack, steamer, and changing room.
Beverage station with Coffee, Tea, Water, and snacks.
A Downloadable Online Link to your Session in High resolution & resized for web use.
Your selected retouches sent to you in high resolution and resized and optimised for your online casting profiles.
For some actors having their headshot captured can be an extremely nerve-racking experience, after all stills photography is an unnatural concept for actors. After-all actors are used to moving on stage and screen. For others it’s not such an ordeal; whichever it is for you the one thing that helps to get the best photos is time.
So after we have put the world to rights over a cup of coffee we will have plenty of time to work. I always like to start with a few test shots which we can view on the camera so that any necessary changes can be made. We then get to work in the studio for a time, this gives you a chance to get a feel of how I work and I can find out what works best for you.
Clothing and hairstyles can be changed whenever needed. (A Makeup Artist can be provided if Needed). From time to time I will show you photos so you have a clear idea of what is going on. Throughout the shoot, we will aim to get as many looks as we can, with clothes, different hairstyles, angles and emotions.
PACKAGES & PRICING
1 Hour HEADSHOT SESSION
Online Gallery of all 200 IMAGES
2 RETOUCHED IMAGES (Included)
1 Hour 30 Min HEADSHOT SESSION
Online Gallery of all 300 IMAGES
3 RETOUCHED IMAGES (Included)
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY LOOKS?
Looks are considered wardrobe changes. Along with the wardrobe we will change the lighting and backgrounds as well. You may add or take away one piece such as glasses or a jacket to a look without having count as a different look. The minimum package is a 2 look session. I do not shoot single looks.
WOMEN’S MAKEUP & LIGHT HAIR
2 LOOK SESSION $150
4 LOOK SESSION $175
2-3 LOOK SESSION $100
4 LOOK SESSION $125