Northerners Exhibition Open Evening Edinburgh 12th August 2015

Northerners Photography Exhibition Edinburgh Rory Lewis Photographer Sir Ian McKellenThank you to everyone who attended open evening of my Northerners Edinburgh Portrait Exhibition. It was wonderful to meet so many new people, and talk about my recent Northerners Project. Thank you to Calumet Photographic and the team at Edinburgh for all their help with the evening. Northerners will be at Calumet Photographic in Edinburgh throughout the Fringe Festival till 29th August 2015. You can view a video from Open Evening Below.

General Sir Nicholas Houghton

General Sir Nicholas HoughtonGeneral Sir Nicholas Houghton is Chief of the Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces. At the beginning of this year, I wrote a letter to Ministry of Defence Head Quarters at Whitehall to invite General Houghton to Sit for a Northerners Photography Exhibition Portrait, the General being from Otley, Yorkshire. General Houghton’s Office replied to my invitation with his Acceptance and the Photoshoot took place in October. The General’s sitting was quite challenging, I have never photographed a high ranking military officer before let alone the highest ranking officer of the British Armed Forces.

On many occasions the General has been Photographed and Painted in his Ceremonial Dress Uniform and wanted to step away from the ceremonial image. General Houghton is regarded as “The Soldiers, Soldier” and Preferred to be Photographed in his Combat Uniform. Shot at at a slightly higher angle, I really wanted to Capture the General’s commanding presence, and with a combination of subtle lighting the images turned out really well.


With only a short time and shooting on Location at the MOD in London, I made use of my portable Studio Backdrops, Lastolite Popup Grey Backdrop and Calumet Earth Tone Muslin Backdrop. Both images where Photographed with the Hasselblad H3D-39100MM F2.2 & Profoto B1’s  Provided by Calumet Rental at Drummond St in London.

General Sir Nicholas Houghton Rory Lewis Photographer


Northerners Manchester Open Evening


I was Delighted to Showcase my Northerners Exhibition at Calumet Photographic Manchester this evening. It was wonderful to meet members of the Public gage-ing their feedback and thoughts about the Work. Forces TV Jessie Philips popped along to the exhibit featuring an Interview with Myself Below.

The event raised money for UNICEF through the Auction of a rare Sir Patrick Stewart Signed Print from the Collection. Northerners will now be moving to London from 24th Nov – 2nd Jan 2015 with an Open Evening on 28th November 2014. If you would like to attend please see Full Details on the Exhibition Main Page.


Photo Professional Magazine Interview & Cover

It was wonderful to see my work in the Photography Magazine Section of WH Smith this Morning. Thank you to Photo Professional Magazine, for interviewing me, about my Northerners Photography Exhibition, and giving me the cover this month. Check out the article below, and if your passing WH Smith pick up a copy!

Photo Professional Magazine Rory LewisPhoto Professional Magazine Rory Lewis

Photo Professional Magazine Rory Lewis

Photo Professional Magazine Rory Lewis

Vasily Petrenko Portrait Sitting

Vasily Eduardovich Petrenko is a Russian conductor. Since 2006 he has been principal conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. I was delighted to photograph Vasily at the Liverpool Studio this week; in a portrait Sitting for my Northerners Photography Exhibition. Petrenko has worked with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, he has made frequent appearances at the BBC Proms and it was wonderful to meet Vasily, he has a towering presence, i’m a big fan of his work and the Liverpool Philharmonic.

Vasily Patrenko