Rory Lewis, age 32, self portrait
5 October 1982|
Chester, England, United Kingdom
Rory Lewis (born 5 October 1982 in Chester, England, United Kingdom) is a British photographer known for his celebrity Portrait Photography. Lewis's inspirations include the works of Artist Hans Holbein the younger, Caravaggio, Titian and Sir Thomas Lawerence and the German Expressionist Movement of the 1920s.
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.
Throughout 2016-17, Rory Lewis embarked on a portrait project entitled Soldiery British Army Portraits. Photographing over 278 British Soldiers, and publishing a book of the collection. 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.
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.
- Sir John Major, KG, CH, PC
- General Sir Nicholas Carter, KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC
- Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE
- Sir Ian McKellen, CH, CBE
- Field Marshal Guthrie, Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB, LVO, OBE, DL
- General Sir James Everard, KCB, CBE
- William Hague, Baron Hague of Richmond PC FRSL
- Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE
- Iain Duncan Smith MP
- General Sir Nick Houghton, GCB, CBE, ADC
- Major General Benjamin Bathurst CBE
- Brian Cox, CBE
- Steven Berkoff
- William Shatner
- Major General Susan Ridge
- Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, QPM
- Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, GBE, KCB, ADC, DL
- Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford, GCB, CBE, ADC
- Admiral Sir George Zambellas, GCB, DSC, ADC, DL, FRAeS
- Rufus Sewell
- Liverpool Echo Interview 18 July 2014 http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/photographer-rory-lewis-latest-exhibition-7449860
- Liverpool Echo Newspaper Article 12 June 2012 http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/how-liverpool-portrait-specialist-rory-3339544
- Hans Holbein the younger http://rorylewisphotography.com/holbeins-inspiration/
- What inspired you to become a photographer? http://rorylewisphotography.com/inspired-become-photographer/
- Biography http://rorylewisphotography.com/about-me/
- Liverpool Echo Interview 12 July 2012 http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/how-liverpool-portrait-specialist-rory-3339544
- National Portrait Gallery David Warner http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw248086/David-Warner?LinkID=mp64101&role=sit&rNo=2
- 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
- Northerners: Rory Lewis photographs Gandalf and a General https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29657598
- Rory Lewis Luis Suarez for Pepsi http://rorylewisphotography.com/luis-suarez-pepsi/
- Rory Lewis Website Victoria & George Cross http://rorylewisphotography.com/portfolio/victoria-george-cross-portraits/
- "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.
- Liverpool Echo Newspaper (Soldiery) British Army Portraits http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/portraits-parade-photography-exhibition-armed-12882717
- Rory Lewis Book Soldiery British Army Portraits http://rorylewisphotography.com/soldiery-book/
- Beale, Jonathan (2018-02-03). "The 'changing face' of the British Army". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "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.
- "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.