Rambahadur Limbu VC Portrait Sitting

The Victoria Cross & George Cross Portrait Project has been an exceptionally challenging, yet rewarding portraiture project. Individuals who have been awarded the Victoria Cross have been selected because they are worthy of Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand’s highest military award for their bravery and conduct in the field. Similarly, those awarded the George Cross are civilians or military personnel who have displayed conspicuous bravery in and away from the field. These awards are not issued lightly. They are the very greatest honour for individual valour and merit. These individuals are the modern day heroes.

 

Over the next few week’s I’ll be posting all the VC & GC recipients in a series of Blog Posts. Here is my Fourth post in the series, recipient Rambahadur Limbu, VC, MVO. (View Full Series of Posts)

 

Rambahadur Limbu VC London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis

 

Extracts from citation

“On 21st November 1965 in the Bau District of Sarawak Lance Corporal RAMBAHADUR LIMBU was with his Company when they discovered and attacked a strong enemy force located in the Border area… Leading his support group in the van of the attack he could see the nearest trench and in it a sentry manning a machine gun. Determined to gain first blood he inched himself forward until… he was seen and the sentry opened fire, immediately wounding a man to his right. Rushing forward he reached the enemy trench… and killed the sentry, thereby gaining for the attacking force a foothold on the objective… with a complete disregard for the hail of fire he got together and led his fire group to a better fire position…

 

…he saw both men of his own group seriously wounded… and… immediately commenced… to rescue his comrades… he crawled forward, in full view of at least two enemy machine gun posts who concentrated their fire on him… but… was driven back by the accurate and intense… fire… After a pause he started again…

 

Rushing forward he hurled himself on the ground beside one of the wounded and calling for support from two light machine guns… he picked up the man and carried him to safety… Without hesitation he immediately returned… [for the other] wounded man [and] carried him back… through the hail of enemy bullets. It had taken twenty minutes to complete this gallant action and the events leading up to it. For all but a few seconds this Non-Commissioned Officer had been moving alone in full view of the enemy and under the continuous aimed fire of their automatic weapons… His outstanding personal bravery, selfless conduct, complete contempt of the enemy and determination to save the lives of the men of his fire group set an incomparable example and inspired all who saw him.

 

Finally, Lance Corporal Rambahadur was responsible for killing four more enemy as they attempted to escape…

 

He displayed heroism, self sacrifice and a devotion to duty and to his men of the very highest order. His actions on this day reached a zenith of determined, premeditated valour which must count amongst the most notable on record and is deserving of the greatest admiration and the highest praise.”

The Royal Lancers Portraits

My current Portrait Project entitled Soldiery has taken me all over the UK &  Europe capturing portraits of the Men and Women of the British Army. My recent sittings took place last month with The Royal Lancers in Catterick Yorkshire. The Regiment was formed following the amalgamation of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) and The Queen’s Royal Lancers last year.

 

I was delighted to work with the regiment having the opportunity to capture portraits of a wide range of troopers, from the Colonel of the Regiment to the Regimental Sergeant Major, a selection of officers, NCO’s and enlisted troopers.

 

Soldiers are very easy to Direct, Sutherland, once quipped “Accuracy is Truth”. With a degree in history, detail is very important to me as a visual artist. I pride myself on capturing every line, mark and scar. Solemn duty and capturing the vivid yet emotionless expressions has been my directorial impetus for the soldiery exhibition.

 

Military Portrait Services Available.

Lt Colonel MJ Mudd DSO. The Royal Lancers

Lt Colonel MJ Mudd DSO. The Royal Lancers

Capt Anani-Isaac The Royal Lancers

Capt Anani-Isaac The Royal Lancers

Lcpl Ryan Bonell The Royal Lancers

Lcpl Ryan Bonell The Royal Lancers

Capt AR Humphreys The Royal Lancers Military Portrait Photographer London Rory Lewis

Capt AR Humphreys The Royal Lancers Military Portrait Photographer London Rory Lewis

WO2 (RQMS) KM HOUGH he Royal Lancers Military Portrait Photographer London Rory Lewis

WO2 (RQMS) KM HOUGH The Royal Lancers Military Portrait Photographer London Rory Lewis

Royal Lancers, Military Portraits, British Army Portraits Photographer Rory Lewis

Royal Lancers, Military Portraits, British Army Portraits Photographer Rory Lewis

 

London Portrait Photography Masterclass 25th September 2015

London Portrait Photography MasterclassThank you to everyone who attended todays, London Portrait Photography Masterclass at Calumet Photographic Drummond Street. It was wonderful to share my passion and knowledge of portraiture. Demonstrating lighting, direction and camera technique. Several members of the group very graciously left their feedback via my review centre page, you can read their comments below. Their will be plenty of other opportunities to attend the course. I’ll be running workshops in, London, Manchester, Liverpool & Los Angeles USA in 2016. You can view my up-to-date timetable here.

 

“Chilled learning”

Written on: 25/09/2015 by Urijah1961

“Rory taught, inspired and chatted all the way through the session. He kept it interactive without the pressure new learning can often bring. No question out of bounds and very open about all aspects of his approach.
I came away with a new appreciation of the power of good lighting and how to make it happen. 
Highly recommended”

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“Portrait Masterclass”

Written on: 06/10/2015 by PeteB42

“Rory was my tutor for a one-day Portrait Masterclass seminar, and I have to say that it was inspiring, informative and hugely useful. Rory is a natural tutor….He clearly has complete mastery of the technical aspects and fantastic creativity, but most importantly he coaches in a good humoured, informal and relaxed manner that puts everyone at their ease, and makes for a fun experience, whilst covering a lot of ground.”

“Portrait Masterclass”

Written on: 08/10/2015 by Angeln328

IMG_1525“Rory was my tutor for a one-day Portrait Masterclass seminar, and I have to say that it was inspiring, informative and hugely useful. Rory is a natural tutor….He clearly has complete mastery of the technical aspects and fantastic creativity, but most importantly he coaches in a good humoured, informal and relaxed manner that puts everyone at their ease, and makes for a fun experience, whilst covering a lot of ground.”

 

Liverpool £50 Discounted Actors Headshots Session Sunday 28th June 2015

“For Actors & Actresses looking for an update or discounted Actors Headshots Photoshoot. I have created a mini package Available on One Day Only at The Liverpool Studio” Sunday 28th June 2015″

Liverpool Cheap/Discounted Actors Headshot Session Affordable

Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after actors headshot photographers in the UK photographing actors headshots for many years. Based in Liverpool  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. Unique Headshot Photography using ‘direction’ and his inventive ‘scenarios’, Rory easily encourages clients to express themselves, creating natural, approachable headshots that get you noticed.

Rory Lewis Photographer Actors Headshots

Liverpool Headshot Discounted Actors Headshots Session

Sunday 28th June 2015

20 Minute Session
ONLINE GALLERY OF ALL YOUR IMAGES AROUND 100
1 RETOUCHED/AIRBRUSHED IMAGE

£50.00

Session will run from 11-7pm

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Carlisle Building
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Liverpool
L1 6DE

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Client Reviews & Feedback

Rory Lewis Photographer Actors Headshots“Excellent professional, easy going, brilliant experience. I booked with Rory at his Liverpool studio, which is very close to Lime Street Station, so easy to get to. All contact between us was prompt and clear and all business was complete before the photo session. Ive been photographed professionally for 16 years in London, Edinburgh and manchester and these are the best I’ve had. As well as advice and direction from Rory,he was happy to take my lead on different shots and let me feed into the session my experience of what I required. Very happy and will be booking future sessions to update regularly my cv photo and with different looks etc. Thanks Rory. Good bloke.” Keith Faulker Source Google Reviews

 

Actors Headshots Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, London“I booked a short, 1-hour Actors Headshots session as a ‘taster’. Rory’s customer care was excellent from the start, with clear communication and guidance beforehand and throughout. Rory has an easy, conversational manner that made the hour tick by without any sense of stress or ‘production-line’. As a result, I was very pleasantly surprised that it produced over 170 shots – which gave plenty of scope for choice for the final finished image. Both this and the initial contact sheet came through very quickly. The only delay in the process was from me taking so long to decide which image to choose!”

 

Bunzl Retail Corporate Headshtos

Manchester retail suppliers Bunzl Retail commissioned me to photograph corporate headshots of their 200 strong team this month. It was a challenge to photograph such a large group in a short space of time, but I was able to work efficiently with the team, creating striking portraits for their online staff profiles.

Manchester Corporate Headshots

Manchester Corporate Headshots

Manchester Corporate Headshots

Manchester Corporate Headshots

Manchester Corporate Headshots

Manchester Corporate Headshots

Craig Charles Portrait Sitting

Craig Charles Rory Lewis Celebrity Portrait PhotographerLister! “Sorry ‘i’m a Red Dwarf Fan”……. Craig Charles star of Coronation Street, Red Dwarf  and Robot Wars, recently sat for a portrait session in Manchester. Craig was in need of new promotional material for his DJ and Radio Work. I am no stranger to working with Musicians, DJ”s and Talent. After a chat about the style of imagery Craig was looking to achieve. I set to work with a Low Key Portraiture Lighting SetupIt was a pleasure to work with Craig on the project, and from a short 45 minute sitting I was able to capture some amazing frames. Craig is about the enter the Jungle, In ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!‘ and I wish him the best of luck. If you are a Musician, DJ or a Talent in need of a good Photographer please keep me in mind. I run sessions across the UK from Liverpool, to Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and London.

Craig Joseph Charles (born 11 July 1964) is an English actor, comedian, author, poet, television presenter and radio and club DJ. He is best known for playing Dave Lister in the British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf and Lloyd Mullaney in the long-running soap opera Coronation Street. Charles first appeared on television as a performance poet, which led on to minor presenting roles. After finding fame in Red Dwarf, he regularly featured on national television, with celebrity appearances on many popular shows, while he continued to host a wide variety of programmes. Charles notably presented the gladiator-style game show Robot Wars and narrated the comedy endurance show Takeshi's Castle. His acting credits include playing inmate Eugene Buffy in the ITV drama The Governor, and leading roles in the British films Fated and Clubbing to Death. He has toured the UK extensively as a stand-up comedian. As well as starring in Coronation Street and Red Dwarf, Charles hosts The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC radio, and performs DJ sets at numerous clubs and festivals, nationally and internationally. (Rory Lewis Photographer)

 

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Karl Pilkington Portrait Photoshoot

Karl Pilkington Rory Lewis PhotographerKarl Pilkington is an English travel show presenter, actor, author and all-round funny man who shot to fame alongside Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant with the radio programme, the Ricky Gervais Show. He then jetted around the world as the face of the hugely successful, An Idiot Abroad, before making his acting debut in the comedy-drama series, Derek. He has also enjoyed prominent success as a radio producer and as the co-founder of RISK productions, a television production company. Meeting Karl at the London studio was an absolute treat. I’d been a great admirer of his programmes for a while and was eager to hear about his experiences.

 

For anybody familiar with Karl’s work, you will be all too informed of his no nonsense persona; a hilariously blunt way of looking at the world, and a rare capability of reducing some of the world’s greatest wonders to nothing more than overrated shams.

 

In what was a wonderfully relaxed session, I managed to capture a number of fabulous frames that encapsulates Karl’s charm and natural appeal. He was a pleasure to work with in what was one of my personal favourite sittings to date.

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Portraiture Photography Courses 2014

“I am looking forward to Teaching a full programme of Portraiture Photography Courses across England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland next year.”

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

 (Rory Lewis)

I am passionate about portraiture and enjoy teaching lighting and directional skills to photographers both amateur and professional.

 

Working with a Professional Model with amazing bone structure and facial expression. These courses are a MUST for all those enthusiastic portrait photographers who want to capture some amazing shots for their portfolios and learn new lighting techniques.

 

ALL MY COURSES are practical tuition sessions giving you plenty of time to learn hands on the skills taught. Enabling you to work with professional models on the day and capture amazing photography for your portfolio.

 

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