Rory Lewis

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Rory Lewis
Rory Lewis looking directly at the camera
Rory Lewis, age 32, self portrait
Born (1982-10-05) 5 October 1982 (age 35)
Chester, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Known for Photography
Website rorylewisphotography.com

Rory Lewis (born 5 October 1982 in Chester, England, United Kingdom[1]) is a British photographer known for his celebrity Portrait Photography.[2] Lewis's inspirations include the works of Artist Hans Holbein the younger,[3] Caravaggio, Titian and Sir Thomas Lawerence and the German Expressionist Movement of the 1920s.[4]

Education[edit]

Lewis originally studied Medieval History at King's College London.[5]

Works[edit]

In 2012, Lewis held his first Exhibition Keeping Abreast at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool, held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support the collection featured unseen portraits. [6]

David Warner portrait by Rory Lewis, Nov. 2013

In 2013, his portrait of actor David Warner, was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, London.[7] The portrait was Warner's first sitting since Cecil Beaton photographed him in the mid 1960s.[8]

In 2014, Lewis photographed and held his first major Portrait Photography Exhibition. entitled 'Northerners', the project was an entirely new collection of portraits from a cross section of Northern English actors, celebrities, sports personalities, and Politicians. Held in aid of UNICEF, the exhibition featured Portraits of Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Emma Rigby, Beth Tweddle, Craig Charles, General Sir Nick Houghton and Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson.[9]

In May 2014, Lewis photographed Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez in a campaign for Pepsi.[10]

In 2016 Rory Lewis held [11] sittings with all the remaining Victoria Cross & George Cross winners for a new portrait project.[12]

In 2017 Rory Lewis Photographed Actor Rufus Sewell in a Los Angeles Portrait Sitting. The portrait also being acquired by the National Portrait Gallery.[13]

Throughout 2016-17, Rory Lewis embarked on a portrait project entitled Soldiery[14] British Army Portraits. Photographing over 278 British Soldiers, and publishing a book of the collection.[15] The collection was exhibited at Armed Forces Day Liverpool 24 June 2017 then moving to The National Army Museum in London from 31 January - 12 February 2018.[16]

As part of the Soldiery Project Rory held portrait sitting with WO2 Deborah Penny, Britain's first Transgender Soldier to serve in the front line.[17]

Portrait sittings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liverpool Echo Interview 18 July 2014 http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/photographer-rory-lewis-latest-exhibition-7449860
  2. ^ Liverpool Echo Newspaper Article 12 June 2012 http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/how-liverpool-portrait-specialist-rory-3339544
  3. ^ Hans Holbein the younger http://rorylewisphotography.com/holbeins-inspiration/
  4. ^ What inspired you to become a photographer? http://rorylewisphotography.com/inspired-become-photographer/
  5. ^ Biography http://rorylewisphotography.com/about-me/
  6. ^ Liverpool Echo Interview 12 July 2012 http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/how-liverpool-portrait-specialist-rory-3339544
  7. ^ National Portrait Gallery David Warner http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw248086/David-Warner?LinkID=mp64101&role=sit&rNo=2
  8. ^ Photographer Rory Lewis captures Northern stars of stage, screen and football pitch for new exhibition http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/photographer-rory-lewis-captures-northern-7895590
  9. ^ Northerners: Rory Lewis photographs Gandalf and a General https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29657598
  10. ^ Rory Lewis Luis Suarez for Pepsi http://rorylewisphotography.com/luis-suarez-pepsi/
  11. ^ portrait
  12. ^ Rory Lewis Website Victoria & George Cross http://rorylewisphotography.com/portfolio/victoria-george-cross-portraits/
  13. ^ "Rufus Sewell (Actor) Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London - Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis Liverpool & London & Los Angeles (CA)". Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis Liverpool & London & Los Angeles (CA). 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  14. ^ Liverpool Echo Newspaper (Soldiery) British Army Portraits http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/portraits-parade-photography-exhibition-armed-12882717
  15. ^ Rory Lewis Book Soldiery British Army Portraits http://rorylewisphotography.com/soldiery-book/
  16. ^ Beale, Jonathan (2018-02-03). "The 'changing face' of the British Army". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  17. ^ "British Army Soldier, Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London - Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis Liverpool & London & Los Angeles (CA)". Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis Liverpool & London & Los Angeles (CA). 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  18. ^ "Rory Lewis Photographer Exhibitions & Collective/Published Works - Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis Liverpool & London & Los Angeles (CA)". Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis Liverpool & London & Los Angeles (CA). Retrieved 2018-03-29. 

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