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.”

 

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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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Actors Headshots with Energy

Having been in the business of photography, with a strong focus on Actors Headshots, for over a decade, I’ve got an excellent understanding of what casting directors are looking for in your Actor Headshots. I’m not in the business of churning out uninventive passport-style pictures that don’t reflect who you are as a performer. I work to bring a dynamic and inspiring edge to the images you receive, and which go on to become an essential element of your portfolio.

Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (born 13 July 1940) is an English film, television, and stage actor, who has had a distinguished career on stage and screen. He is most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series of superhero movies (2000–2014), his prolific stage roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and his many voice acting roles, most notably as C.I.A deputy director Avery Bullock in American Dad!. (Rory Lewis)

I create shots that make you stand out from the crowd – essential when a casting director is potentially viewing thousands of different options available to them. You won’t be lost among the masses. With the right photoshoot and expertly handled images, your shots will grab the attention of the casting director and point directly to your talents and accomplishments whilst also reflecting the truth of the person you are.

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Selecting Your Photographer – What to Look For

 

Knowing which photographer to use for your Actor Headshots can feel a little overwhelming. Can you trust them? How do they work? Do they have a proven track record? These are all valuable questions worth asking.

It may help to look at the portfolio of a photographer to see who they have photographed before now. Sir Ian McKellan, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Patrick Stewart, Brian Cox, Iain Glen, Natalie Dormer, David Warner and Julian Glover are just a handful of the famous names from the acting world that I have had the pleasure of working with.

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Where to Look

 

With a schedule that is likely tough to manage – with you frequently being in different location – choosing a photographer who will be available where you are is also essential. Whilst some photographers have one base alone, Rory Lewis Photography can be found on home-turf in Liverpool but also across the UK in Manchester, Leeds and London. And if that doesn’t suit, then I’m frequently a pond-hopper and able to conduct shoots Stateside, most often in Los Angeles.

Rory Lewis Photographer Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart

Rory Lewis Photographer Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart

What Does the Headshot Represent?

 

In my experience of successful shooting, an Actor’s Headshot needs to represent one thing: energy. The energy that you will bring to the stage or screen and the character you are looking to play. To create and nurture this energy to come across in the photographs you need a relaxed session with expert guidance. Used to acting in movement, my job is to create that same energy in a still: sometimes a tricky achievement for actors used to a very different style of constant flux.

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I pride myself on being able to get you to act for the camera and in so doing, teamed with my photographic knowledge, capture an image that is full of energy and dynamism. The result is a shot that will represent you as the actor or actress that you are.

 

What to Expect from a Headshot Shoot

 

When you’ve chosen me to undertake your headshots, you get direction in the same way that you are used to when working on stage or screen. Together we bring out your varied emotions, movement and characters spanning the breadth of your desired roles…from heroes to villains, hopeless romantics to cheeky comedians. Your portfolio will soon be varied and reflective of every approach you need for every casting situation.

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As Edgar Alan Poe wrote, the eyes are the window to the soul, and with my direction we capitalise on this whether you’re looking for Shakespearean artistry to images expressing anger and villainy. Your acting talents will be captured in pure essence.

 

Staying Still for the Camera

 

I fully understand that actors are movers. Your energy feeds from movement and sittings aren’t necessarily naturally comfortable settings for such individuals. With my understanding and expertise we work in an improvisation class style to allow your acting talents to meet the stillness of the camera. Even if you hate having your photo taken (it is possible with actors too!) chances are you will soon come to forget that the camera is even there.

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Taking Our Time

 

I pride myself on offering my clients one key thing: time. I will not rush a shoot. I believe time is what makes each and every shoot successful. There will be breaks, including coffee, for banter and relaxation, which is then reflected in the next stage of the shoot. Producing energy for the shots takes careful nurturing. We will be inside and outside as possible. You never know, you might even have fun.

Michael Thomson London Actors Headshots

Putting it All Together

 

Once the shoot is complete, with plenty of opportunities for feedback and adjustments along the way, I work on compiling a large selection of photos for you to browse and narrow down. I offer different packages depending on the number of costume changes you’re looking for, and the number of final headshots.

I offer student reductions, make-up options, and child actor options. You won’t find Rory Lewis Headshot photography nerve-wracking. You will get a portfolio reflecting your energy as an actor.

 

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