Sir John Major Portrait Sitting

Often commissioned by Corporate & Goverment Clients for Portrait Sittings. I’m no stranger to photographing headshots of prominent business, legal and political officials. Non of these sittings have been more unique than a photoshoot with Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of Great Britain.

 

I wrote to Sir John in 2016 to arrange the sitting and we decided to shoot in the Autumn of that year. However, Brexit came upon us and the sitting was postponed. Sir John, being a remain campaigner had to take time out. It wasn’t until July 2018, that the sitting could finally take place.

 

To prepare for my sitting, I began by studying Sir John’s portrait sitting with Yousuf Karsh, before watching his interviews and parliamentary debates on Youtube. I also read Sir John’s Autobiography to get a sense of his character and career as Prime Minister.

 

Preparation complete, my plan was to capture Sir John as the elder statesman, thoughtful and reflective. I found Major to be an extraordinary sitter. Speaking about his career, I was able to direct Sir John as he mediated on the past. One of my aims as a portraitist is to record the figures of our time, and this sitting certainly represents living history.

Sir John Major, KG, CH, PC Rory Lewis London Portrait Photographer

Major became Prime Minister after Thatcher’s reluctant resignation in November 1990. He presided over UK participation in the Gulf War in March 1991, and negotiated the Maastricht Treaty in December 1991. He went on to lead the Conservatives to a fourth consecutive electoral victory, winning the most votes in British electoral history with over 14,000,000 votes in the 1992 general election, albeit with a reduced majority in the House of Commons. Shortly after this, even though a staunch supporter of the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), his government became responsible for British exit from the ERM after Black Wednesday on 16 September 1992. This event led to a loss of confidence in Conservative economic policies and Major was never able to achieve a lead in opinion polls again.

 

Despite the eventual revival of economic growth amongst other successes such as the beginnings of the Northern Ireland peace process, by the mid-1990s, the Conservative Party was embroiled in scandals involving various MPs (including cabinet ministers). Criticism of Major’s leadership reached such a pitch that he chose to resign as party leader in June 1995, challenging his critics to either back him or challenge him; he was duly challenged by John Redwood but was easily re-elected. By this time, the Labour Party had abandoned its socialist ideology and moved to the centre under the leadership of Tony Blair and won a large number of by-elections, eventually depriving Major’s government of a parliamentary majority in December 1996. Major went on to lose the 1997 general election five months later, in one of the largest electoral defeats since the Great Reform Act of 1832.

Sir John Major, KG, CH, PC Rory Lewis London Portrait Photographer

Sir John Major, KG, CH, PC Rory Lewis London Portrait Photographer

Alex & Rachel Child Actors Headshots

You child is unique and that needs to be captured in their casting shots. However, importantly, these aren’t family photo album snaps, but professional images perfectly directed and honed to promote, to make your child stand out from the crowd and be invited for audition. They are your ticket to get through the door. A good headshot will, at its most basic, demonstrate your investment in, and your understanding of, your child’s career, and an understanding that first impressions count.

 

Last week Sisters Alex & Rachel  visited the Liverpool Studio for their Casting Headshots Session. Opting for package two and makeup artist, they where able to enjoy a relaxed headshots session.

 

I use gentle direction to ensure we get the shots that are needed without your child even knowing they are working. I focus on the attention to detail so that you don’t have to. We will start with a few test shots which we can review on the computer so we can make adjustments as we go. We work in the studio for a time, effectively ‘playing around’ as far as the child is concerned, whilst I ensure the important boxes are ticked such as ensuring lighting reflects film and TV expectations.

 

Child Actors Headshots Packages Click Here

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Liverpool Actors Headshots Surgery, Thursday 10th August 2017

”In need of a new Headshot? Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted headshot surgery  in Liverpool. 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. 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.”

 

Graduating , now its time to start your acting career, and your first port of call is to arrange your Actors Headshots. Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after Actors Headshot Photographers in Britain, photographing Actors Headshots for many years. Rory has created Actors Headshots for the UK’s finest Acting Talent, Based in Liverpool and holding sessions monthly in Manchester, Leeds & London studios. 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 Actors Headshots.

 

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Headshot Photographer to the Stars of Stage & Screen, Recommended by Spotlight and Casting Call Pro.

Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London

Discounted Package £99.00

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

100 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Images Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 6.30pm)

 

I shoot in colour and convert into black and white, you will receive both colour and black and white copies of your retouched images.

Contact sheets are supplied on-line via your own personalised website 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.

 

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

 

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Maria Leeds Actors Headshots

Needing to update her Spotlight casting portfolio, actress Maria arranged a Headshots session at the Leeds Studio.  Specialising in Actors Headshots separates me from other photographers. Who may not have the experience in the specialised field of Acting Headshots, offering a multitude of different services.

 

Working with the worlds greatest acting talent, has taught me to make each headshot a comfortable process. Maria booked my Package 02, which gave her a no time limit session; plenty of time to become comfortable with the process enabling Maria to achieve the best images from her photoshoot.

Powerful Actors Headshots London, Leeds & Liverpool

Whether you’re an Actor or Actress based in London, Liverpool or Leeds. Rory Lewis Photographer can provide a unique service. Capturing dynamic and powerful Actors Headshots. Headshots which enable you to stand out from the crowd and gain the interest of agencies and casting directors. 

 

Don’t choose a provincial photographer with little or no experience. Choose a photographer who has worked with the stars of stage and screen in London, New York, and Los Angeles. A photographer whose headshots represent some of the biggest names of stage and screen. Sir Patrick Stewart, to Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobi, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Ian McShane, William Shatner and many more. 

Iain Glen Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

Capturing the perfect headshot requires time, and when you book a session with Rory Lewis you will enjoy a  relaxed service. A professional photographer should also be a skilled director. On the day of your session, Rory will direct you with inventive scenarios to bring out your acting talent. In other words acting to camera, as to show potential agents your energy, your vibe and your ability as an Actor. 

Toby Jones Rory Lewis London Headshots Actress Actors Photographer

Rory’s recent  session with Actor Julian Bleach, star of the Borgias and Doctor Who, illustrates how talent and acting ability can be conveyed. Julian’s appearance is retained, very little air-brushing is applied. This is very important if you wish to present your image to casting directors. The expression is distant yet aloof, it has energy, it draws the eye, this is what your headshot needs to evoke. 

Julian Bleach Rory Lewis London Portrait Photographer

Your headshot is your first point of contact with any agency or casting director. If it doesn’t stand out; if it doesn’t have the energy; the raw talent which demonstrates your craft. Your headshot won’t work for you. Headshots are a very big investment to an actor, sessions are expensive. You need to make your headshot work for you. It represents you and your character your style, your talent and it must reflect all these things. 

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

Most of Rory’s headshot sessions with Celebrities last 15-20 minutes, this is all the time he is allotted to capture the stars of stage and screen. In this time Rory has to think fast, breaking the ice and directing these talented actors to capture the headshot which will represent them for the next 12 months to – 2 years. Just think about what Rory can do for you in 1 hour, creating a powerful headshot which will enable you to stand out from the crowd.

Look at Rory’s session with Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Patrick’s striking and undeniable acting ability is presented to the lens. Sharp and solemn expressions hold the viewer. If your image doesn’t inspire the viewer, provoke the imagination, it won’t stand out it will be viewed for a split second without consideration. 

 

It is time to think about your headshot photographer, don’t settle for the cheap, shabby, and quick passport-like photo service, which inexperienced photographers may offer. Select the finest Actors Headshot photographer available. 

 

 

New Year New Headshot

New Year is all about new beginnings, new resolutions, new opportunities, building new relations and so on. So why not create a new and fresh image for yourself. Whether it is a total professional makeover or a few tweaks and trims, a new image can energise your spirits for the New Year.

Lord Mayors of Liverpool Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Lord Mayors of Liverpool Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Once you get a makeover don’t you want to make a good impression with this new image? As a professional, you have to deal with lots of other professionals, so updating your professional headshot with a new look will create a fresh and lasting impression on others.

Lastolite Black/White Left Actress Helen Bench, Right Actor William Shatner

Professional headshots are very important because they convey the message that you are approachable but also serious about your business or career. Executives, consumers, casting directors look forward to associating with a professional who they can rely on.

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With the new year in mind its time to think about a New Headshot. Whether a business person, legal professional, performer or actor. Rory Lewis Photographer can accommodate your needs throughout the UK. Utilising London, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester Photography Studios of visiting your office with his portable equipment.

Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after actors headshot photographers in the UK photographing actors headshots for many years. Based in Liverpool & Manchester & Leeds 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 actors headshots.”

Using old headshots can be boring. Familiarity breeds contempt. Don’t you get bored with the same look yourself? An updated professional image on your website and social media pages will deliver the message that you care about how you present yourself to others.

 

The technology in photography is improving every year. You do not want to look outdated, do you? Especially for those of you in the entertainment business, styles and trends change frequently, which is why a new image could also attract new offers.

Major General Tim Robinson Military Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Major General Tim Robinson Military Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

New online headshots are also beneficial if you are looking to move into a new role or if you have just left a business. The old headshot may associate you with your previous work and a refreshed image can make you feel better about your image. Our looks change without us noticing, so an updated headshot lets people recognise you.

 

 

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Beginners Photography Tuition Gift Vouchers

Thinking of purchasing a Digital Camera for a loved one this Christmas. Celebrity Portrait Rory Lewis offers One-to-One Beginners Digital Photography Courses Gift Vouchers are perfect Christmas presents.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

 

Great Photography Experience:

 

Rory’s fun, creative and inspiring digital photography courses will explain the science and art of photography from the ground up with almost constant hands-on activities to start to put the theory into practice.

 

Taught One-to-One in a fully equipped studio these highly intensive courses will get you familiar with your camera and allow you to start taking real control over your photography.

 

Courses Cover:

  • All the essential functions and engineering of camera body and lens.
  • How to control and combine all different camera functions creatively.
  • Best way to photograph people, objects and landscapes.
  • How to capture sport and action.
  • Inspiring overview of composition rules.
  • How to set-up, clean and troubleshoot a camera.
Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

 

Three Hour One-to-One Beginners Photography Workshop £215.00

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

 

Courses available in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, London Throughout 2017

 

Professional Tuition:

Being taught by full-time professional photographer Rory Lewis, who has honed his skills over a 10-year career working with international clients such as Pepsi, and household names such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen and Many More.

 

How Rory Lewis Gift Vouchers Work:

To redeem a gift voucher its recipient simply contact Rory Lewis via Email or VIA Phone to arrange your workshop. We will send a welcome reply email with booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studios.

Sir Ian McKellen London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Sir Ian McKellen London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

Rory Lewis Beginners Photography Gift Vouchers are Valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gift. Dates available throughout 2017.

2017 Photography Workshops 12% OFF Early Bird Bookings Until 1st December 2016

In celebration of a successful year of photography workshops and masterclasses, 2017 will be the Rory Lewis Year of Learning. I am aiming to hold even more workshops and masterclasses in order to offer up  photographic learning opportunities for as many as possible. Whether you’re looking for Portrait Masterclasses aimed at the Complete Beginner, or Advanced Classes geared to hone your skills, lighting technique and direction, I have the class to suit.

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

Work with Professional Models Test using State of the Art Equipment

12% OFF 2017 WORKSHOPS MARKED PRICES, USE PROMO CODE SAVE2017 to Book Your Places Offer Ends 1st December 2016

Behind the Scenes Rory Lewis Photographer Workshops/Courses

Behind the Scenes Rory Lewis Photographer Workshops/Courses

Professional models are provided for all Rory Lewis Photography Courses to ensure you develop your skills in a realistic environment. The benefit of this is that the session offers an ideal opportunity to not only improve your skills but also build your portfolio.

Rory Lewis Photographing Sir Patrick Stewart (2015)

WorkshopDate & Location Places & Booking
WorkshopDate & Location Places & Booking
FINE ART NUDE MASTERCLASS London Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Boston (MA) USAThursday, 26th October 2017 10-4pm Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall 89 Broad Street Boston, MA 02110

18 Places Available Course Cost $275.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Developing your Portrait Photography Los Angles (CA) USA with British Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday 28th October 2017 SKYE RENTALS 164 W Providencia Ave Burbank, CA 91502

12 Places Available Course Cost $199.00Click Here for More Information & to Book

Art Nude Photography Course Los AngelesSunday 29th October 2017 10-4pm SKYE RENTALS 164 W Providencia Ave Burbank, CA 91502

12 Places Available Course Cost $279.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Portrait Photography Masterclass Las Vegas (NV) USA Thursday, 2nd November 2017 MGM Grand Conference Center 4701 Koval Lane Las Vegas, NV 89109

12 Places Available Course Cost $275.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

LOW KEY PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS LondonSaturday 4th November 2017 Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond Street, London NW1 2HJ

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

DUBLIN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASSDUBLIN WORKSHOP Sunday 5th November 2017 CROWN PLAZA DUBLIN, DUBLIN AIRPORT, Northwood Avenue, DUBLIN 9 DUBLIN Ireland

12 Places Available Course Cost 174 EURO Click Here for More Information & to Book

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS Edinburgh (Scotland)Saturday, 2nd December 2017 Calumet Photographic Bonnington Business Centre 3 Tennant Street EH6 5HG Edinburgh United Kingdom

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS Manchester With Celebrity Portrait Photographer Rory LewisSaturday 9th December 2017 ABode Manchester 107 Piccadilly M1 2DB Manchester United Kingdom

12 Places Available Course Cost £149.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Turn Pro Intensive 4 Day Photography Course LondonThursday, 8th - Sunday 11th February 2018 Farringdon Studio 2 Bleeding Heart Yard EC1N 8SJ London United Kingdom

12 Places Available Course Cost £599.00 Click Here for More Information & to Book

Rory Lewis Photography Workshop Terms & Conditions

Often an ideal way to tailor photographic learning and development for the individual, I am keen to set aside more time for one-to-one photography tuition sessions. Tailored to your needs, one-to-one sessions and courses are suitable for photographers of any ability. You choose the subject and content from Beginner’s Tips to Fine Art Nude or Portraiture. One-to-One tutorials are available year-round in a location to suit you including Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast and now Dublin and Los Angeles.

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CourseInformation

Four Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost £479.00

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in Liverpool (UK) SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography. (Session Includes a Model)

Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost £649.00

Available UK WIDE Click Here For More Info & Booking

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in LiverpoolLondon, Glasgow, Edinburgh, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography. (Session Includes a Model)

DUBLIN Republic of Ireland Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost 875.00 EURO

Available DUBLIN  Click Here For More Info & Booking

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in DUBLIN, , , , , , , SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

(Session Includes a Model)

Four Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost $1000,00

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in LOS ANGELES, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

(Session Includes a Model)

Six Hour One-to-One Studio Photography Tuition Course Cost $1250,00

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND in LOS ANGELES, SUITABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS and can focus on any areas of photography from Beginners to Portraiture and Fine Art Nude Photography.

(Session Includes a Model)

CLICK HERE FOR GROUP WORKSHOPS/COURSES

CLICK HERE FOR GROUP WORKSHOPS/COURSES

Marleen Matthews Actress Headshots

Dutch Actress Marleen Matthews arranged her Actress Headshots at the London Studio last month. It was a pleasure to work with Marleen; a very experienced Actress. Marleen was in need of new headshots to illustrate her acting ability. Directing Marleen to assume different expressions and characters we created an exceptional new representation of Marleen’s Talent as an Actress.

Rory Lewis Photographer London Actors Headshots

Rory Lewis Photographer London Actors Headshots

Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive Relaxed Sessions with No Time Limit. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer Based in Liverpool, weekly sessions also available in Manchester, Leeds, London. Based in Liverpool and holding sessions monthly in ManchesterLeeds & London studios. 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 Actors Headshots.

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