Lt General Sir James Everard Commander Army Land Forces, graciously accepted my offer of a portrait sitting at Army Head Quarters in Andover. The portrait to be featured in my upcoming ‘Portraitist Exhibition‘. Everard is one of the UK’s most experienced military commanders. A veteran of many campaigns, seeing action in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq & Afghanistan.
My aim was to portray ‘leadership’ the essence of authority. Directing General Everard to assume responsible yet solemn expressions. When working with Military Figures, one must interpret sitters seriously. I believe the painter Holbein’s style and his portrayal of timeless authority easily sits alongside the modern portrait – I aim to imbue my viewers with the same thought provocation that he succeeded in creating.
Lt General Sir James Everard Military Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis