Practical Photography Magazine

Thank you to Practical Photography Magazine for publishing a feature on my Portraitist Exhibition. I was delighted to speak about several of the celebrity portrait sittings, my techniques and style.

London Portrait Photographer

Practical Photography Magazine Rory Lewis Photographer

Practical Photography Magazine Rory Lewis Photographer

Practical Photography Magazine Rory Lewis Photographer

Digital Photography Magazine Column Feature

Thank you to Digital Photographer Magazine for inviting me to write this months Pro Column. My topic for this months article, my portrait sitting with actor Sir Patrick Stewart. I hope you enjoy it, feedback is most welcome.

Rory Lewis Photographer Digital Photography Magazine Feature

Rory Lewis Photographer Digital Photography Magazine Feature

Portraitist Rory Lewis Celebrity Portrait Exhibition Auction

Photographer Rory Lewis Portraitist Exhibition appeared in London throughout the summer, drawing inspiration from Renaissance art. “Over the years Rory Lewis found himself in awe of Caravaggio, Titian, Ribera… their use of light, subject matter, expression and religious themes”. Featured in the exhibition  subjects who suited this style, those with amazing detail in their faces, and who were talented actors or notorious figures of today.”

 

Portraitst Exhibition BBC News

Now the exhibition has come to a close, Rory’s studio is full of celebrity portraiture. With Christmas on the horizon he has decided to offer these at auction on eBay. Donating 20% of the proceeds to the ABF (The Soldiers Charity). The Auction Includes pieces of, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Ciarán Hinds, David Bamber Tobias Menzies, Rufus Sewell and Julian Bleach. Each print comes expertly framed and mounted, signed by Rory Lewis with a certificate of Authenticity. These prints are unique one off versions of the work which appeared at the exhibition on 1st August 2018 in London.

 

A2 Size (420 x 594 mm/16.5 x 23.4 in).

 

20% Donated to ABF (The Soldiers Charity)

Each Expertly Framed, Mounted & Signed and Numbered by Rory Lewis Photographer with Certificate of Authenticity. 

Listings


Sir Patrick Stewart (Caravaggio Style Portrait) 

Auction Ends 30th October 2018

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Sir Patrick Stewart


Rufus Sewell

Auction Ends 30th October 2018

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Sir Ian McKellen

Auction Ends 31st October 2018

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Bo Foxworth, René Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman (Caravaggio Style Portrait) 

Auction Ends 30th October 2018

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Tobias Menzies

Auction Ends 30th October 2018

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David Bamber, Julian Bleach and Ciarán Hinds (Caravaggio Style Portrait) 

Auction Ends 30th October 2018

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David Bamber, Julian Bleach, Ciarán Hinds Caravaggio Recreation Rory Lewis Photographer Caravaggisti


Julian Bleach

Auction Ends 30th October 2018

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Ciarán Hinds Actor Portrait Sitting

Ciarán Hinds is an Irish actor, featuring in films such as Road to Perdition, Munich, There Will Be Blood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Frozen, Silence, and Justice League, in which he portrayed the main antagonist Steppenwolf.

 

His television roles include Gaius Julius Caesar in the series Rome, DCI James Langton in Above Suspicion, and Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones. As a stage actor Hinds has enjoyed spells with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre in London, and six seasons with Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, and he has continued to work on stage throughout his career.

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 Ciarán Hinds, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis (Penitent Man)

Actor Ciarán Hinds, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis (Focused Individual)

Actor Ciarán Hinds, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis  (Man Who Doubts)

Actor Ciarán Hinds, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis (Man Who Doubts)

Portrait Sittings London

Chief Constable Paul Crowther, OBE Portrait Sitting

Paul Crowther, OBE is a police officer of the United Kingdom. Since March 2014, he has been Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP). I’m no stranger to photographing high profile public officials. I’m a professional portrait photographer, I will forever be a historian in my heart.

 

Over the years, I have managed to hone my skills and discovered how to marry my passion with my profession. So when I am tasked with private portrait sittings for politicians, military figures and others of significant standing, I tend to look back in time towards historical portraiture for inspiration.

 

Drawing on the work of Holbein, Dürer, da Vinci and Gros, as well as portrait photographers such as Karsh, I always hope to produce a frame worthy of documenting. In short, I hope that future historians will one day use my work as a source to discover the personality and soul of each sitter.

Paul Crowther OBE London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Based in London Rory Lewis is the UK’s foremost Police/Law Enforcement Portraitist Photographer, who is regularly commissioned to photograph high profile Officers of the Metropolitan and British Transport Police. Portraits are very important to Police Officers, to be captured in Uniform looking ones best and in full finery can fill one with pride for the service. Rory Lewis Photographer offers a comprehensive service to Members of Law Enforcement who are wanting to capture a professional portrait. Available at studios in Central London, Edinburgh and in Central Liverpool; or On Location.

 

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.

 

Captured for Soldiery (British Army Portraits), has been selected to appear in a Nationwide Exhibition. Shortlisted from 13,000 entires, 100 Portraits of the exhibition will go live on Saturday 1st September 2018. Portrait of Britain is being billed as the UK’s biggest exhibition of portraiture. Being exhibited across JCDecaux’s nationwide screens, appearing in public places throughout the UK. The portrait also features in the Portrait of Britain book, available from Amazon. This constitutes Rory’s 2nd win of the Portrait of Britain over two years.

 

British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain Rory Lewis Deborah Penny

Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis, Military British Army

Simon Bainbridge, editorial director of the British Journal of Photography, said: “The portraits celebrate the unique heritage and diversity of modern Britain, as much as its thriving photography culture and the myriad styles and approaches they employ in their work. Yet, as much as our tribal allegiances are on show in many of the photographs, each image reminds us that, above all, we are a nation of individuals.”

 

Press


Liverpool Echo Rory Lewis 31st August 2018

Portrait of Britain Liverpool Echo Rory Lewis 31st August 2018

 

London July 2018 Discounted Actors Headshots Results

Thank you to the 14 uniquely diverse and talented actors who booked discounted Actors Headshots Sessions, at the London studio on 26th July 2018. It was wonderful to capture, in some cases their first headshots and with others an update to their existing portfolio. The actors where very kind to also leave me feedback.

London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

”If you are in need of a new Headshot I will be holding another discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in London and for the first time in Leeds. Over the past 15 years Rory has created Actors Headshots for 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, Julian Gloverand the list goes on”

London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis


Next London Sessions will run Thursday 20th September 2018

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Next Leeds Sessions will run Thursday 27th September 2018

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Can’t Make These Sessions Don’t Worry Check Out My Packages Here Available in All Year Round.

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London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

 

Leeds Discounted Actors Headshot Sessions With Celebrity Photographer Rory Lewis Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots London)

”In need of a new Headshot? Photographer Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in LEEDS. Rory has created Actors Headshots for 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, Julian Glover and the list goes on”

Natalie Dormer & Emma Rigby Rory Lewis London Headshots Actress Actors Photographer

Clay Bunker Actors Headshots Los Angeles Rory Lewis Photographer

“Rory has developed his own unique style of working with actors ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session; to create the very best in Headshots.”

Fiona Lakeland Leeds Actors Headshots

Sir Patrick Stewart Leeds Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

For some actors having their photo taken can be extremely nerve-racking experience after all stills photography is an unnatural concept for actors who as used to moving on stage and screen. For others it’s not such an ordeal. Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive, Expertly Directed, Relaxed Sessions. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer.

 

Can’t Make These Sessions Don’t Worry Check Out My Packages Here Available in LEEDS All Year Round. CLICK HERE

 

Introductory Package £109.00

 

 


Leeds Discounted Headshots Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Sessions will run from 09.30am-6.00pm

 

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Brussels Street Studio
3 Bowling Green Terrace
LS11 9SP Leeds
United Kingdom


PACKAGE DETAILS

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

150 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Image Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 6.30pm)


BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW (Conformation Ticket Sent Upon Booking)


50% Payment Taken to Secure Your Booking. Final Payment due on the day of your session. 


Can’t See Ticket Form Below Click Here to Book Via Eventbrite

I shoot in colour and convert into black and white you receive both colour and black and white copies of your retouched images. You will receive your contact sheets on-line via your own private web page within 24 hours.

Once you have chosen your two photos I will re-touch and crop them for you and changes can be made before you receive your final photos.

Steven Cole & Craig Charles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

With regards to airbrushing, I feel this is a very important area as too much can spoil a photo, this is why I spend a great deal of time working on your photos and like to include you in this process via email or your private page so please make sure you pick the right photos.

You will receive all final photos by via your private page.

London Discounted Headshots

WE HAVE MOVED CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT LONDON DISCOUNTED SESSION WITH RORY LEWIS

 

WE HAVE MOVED CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT LONDON DISCOUNTED SESSION WITH RORY LEWIS

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots London)

 

”In need of a new Headshot? Photographer Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in London. Rory has created Actors Headshots for 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, Julian Glover and the list goes on”

Natalie Dormer & Emma Rigby Rory Lewis London Headshots Actress Actors Photographer

“Rory has developed his own unique style of working with actors ensuring their photographic headshot experience is an enjoyable; relaxed session; to create the very best in Headshots.”

Sir Patrick Stewart Los Angeles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

 

For some actors having their photo taken can be extremely nerve-racking experience after all stills photography is an unnatural concept for actors who as used to moving on stage and screen. For others it’s not such an ordeal. Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive, Expertly Directed, Relaxed Sessions. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer.

 

Can’t Make These Sessions Don’t Worry Check Out My Packages Here Available in London All Year Round. CLICK HERE

 

Introductory Package £119.00

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Another Date Also Added 31st January 2019, Click Here to Book


London Discounted Headshots Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, & Thursday 31st January 2019

Sessions will run from 10.00am-5.00pm


Bleeding Heart Studio

 2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ


PACKAGE DETAILS

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

150 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Image Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 5pm)


Thursday 24th January 2018

SOLD OUT!

BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW  Only £50 Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 



Friday 25th January 2019

BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW  Only £50 Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 



Thursday  31st January 2019

BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW  Only £50 Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 



 

I shoot in colour and convert into black and white you receive both colour and black and white copies of your retouched images. You will receive your contact sheets on-line via your own private web page within 24 hours.

Once you have chosen your two photos I will re-touch and crop them for you and changes can be made before you receive your final photos.

Steven Cole & Craig Charles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

With regards to airbrushing, I feel this is a very important area as too much can spoil a photo, this is why I spend a great deal of time working on your photos and like to include you in this process via email or your private page so please make sure you pick the right photos.

You will receive all final photos by via your private page.

Handy Services for Freelance Photographers

Photoshelter

 

I’ve used PhotoShelter as a platform for selling my prints, and images online. It also boasts a wonderful cloud based storage system. PhotoShelter is not for everyone.  If you are taking pictures as a hobby and just want to post it online to share with your friends and family, there are other great website builders that will get the job done (such as Squarespace, Weebly or Wix).

Photoshelter, Rory Lewis Photographer Print Sales and Image Storage

PhotoShelter is built specifically for professional photographers who want to grow their client base, sales, and reach more people and paying customers on the internet.

Photoshelter, Rory Lewis Photographer Print Sales and Image Storage

Their backend engine is built specifically to support you, giving you full control to:

 

  • Sell prints, packages, digital downloads, royalty-free or rights-managed stock photos

  • Get paid – integration with payment gateways such as PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net and Netbilling

  • Upload all your photographs on to their cloud based storage so you can access them anywhere (no upload size limitations)

  • Share your photographs with the public, or privately share them with prospective customers

  • Automated print and product fulfillment process

  • Protect your photographs with watermark

Click Here to Learn More About PhotoShelter


Harvest

 

Harvest is a cloud-based time tracking tool designed for businesses of all sizes. The solution provide me with invoicing and timesheet features. Key perks include time and expense management, team management, project management, scheduling and invoicing.

Click Here to Learn More About Harvest


Evernote

 

Evernote is a tool that allows you to capture a note or memo in any format (web clip of a product or service review for reference, photo of a business receipt, audio file, or text meeting or handwritten notes) and make it accessible and searchable on virtually any mobile device, on the web, or laptop. In addition, Evernote allows multiple people to collaborate on shared notebooks, which can be instantly updated as well as accessed from the desktop, web, or mobile device.

I use the app every day, Evernote is an easy-to-use, flexible tool used to help people share information and collaborate on various projects, create a business workflow around processes, digitize important files, capture image-centric brainstorms, monitor finances, among others.

 

Evernote dramatically transforms the way you work. The company designs products that drive inspiration for your projects and tasks, from beginning to finish. With Evernote, you can collect and organize material that efficiently molds your work. Easily look for everything when you need it, ranging from handwritten notes to photos. Turn notes into efficient and beautiful presentations you can then display using a screen-friendly format.

With Evernote, you can keep everything in sync. All of your notes, files, web clips, or images are available on any device and computer you are using. From short notes to lengthy research, no matter your writing form, Evernote can you focused on turning these ideas from inspiration to actual completion.

 

You can save every file you file cool and exciting online or in the actual world. Take photos, record audio, and save it. You can also save entire webpages to Evernote with its nifty browser extensions. You can get the whole webpage: text, images and links.

If your business involves you always moving but you want to have your notes with you, then this tool is good for you. With Evernote, your memories are readily available and accessible on any computer, phone, or device you are using.

 

You can also share your notes with business colleagues or friends.

 

In Evernote, you can keep itineraries, scanned travel documents, confirmations, maps, and plans, so you will have them easily accessible when you need them.

 

Evernote’s powerful search and discovery functionalities make everything you have collected so far easy to find.

 

Have fast and effective meetings by showing your work as it evolves. There is no need to build slides, just a single click and your notes can be quickly transformed into a screen-friendly, beautiful layout.

Click Here to Learn More About Evernote


Frames By Post

 

A great picture deserves to be prominently displayed. You can have your photos mounted professionally, but it’s a good idea to learn how to do it yourself. Once you have the right materials and tools, it’s less expensive than outsourcing the job to someone else. I prefer to do it myself, and for that reason I use Frames by Post.

  • They Manufacture 95% of their frames in the UK.

  • Huge choice of colours, styles and sizes in stock

  • Customisation Available

  • High Quality

  • Fair Price

 

Click Here to Learn More About Frames By Post