Paul Eiding & Colleen Kelly-Eiding Actors Headshots Session Los Angeles

Paul Eiding and Colleen Kelly-Eiding, husband and wife and both extraordinary actors. Arranged their headshot session at the West Hollywood studio. The couple arranged their session at the Studio City Photography Studio. Working through several looks I photographed both Paul and Colleen in back to back sessions. It was enjoyable to work with them creating a varied portfolio of headshots. I wish them both the best with new castings and opportunities in 2019.

RORY LEWS BRITISH, Headshot Photographer to the Stars of Stage & Screen, Recommended by Backstage Casting. Based in Los Angeles (CA) able to shoot at studios in West Hollywood.

 

David Cameron Prime Minister Portrait Sitting

One of the most challenging sittings of my career, I was recently commissioned to capture a portrait of former Prime Minister David Cameron. Serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. Brexit has been a challenging time in British Politics, resulting in David Cameron’s resignation. There is a great deal of tension in the UK about Brexit and very mixed feelings about David Cameron as a modern figure in history. I’m no stranger to photographing political figures and former world leaders, having been commissioned last year to photographer former Prime Minister Sir John Major.

I began by looking at other portrait photographers representations of Mr Cameron. I found myself wanting, not many stood out to me as a portraitist. Was this due to him being a difficult sitter?

 

My idea was to capture Mr Cameron as a meditative Statesmen. Brexit has left the UK in very uncertain times, and I wanted to seek inspiration from a portraitist who had recorded political figures during a period of uncertainty. Researching all the greats, I found Sir James Guthrie. Guthrie was a Scottish painter, best known in his own lifetime for his portraiture, although today more generally regarded as a painter of Scottish Realism. Sir James received a commission to paint portraits of all those statesmen who had served in office during the First World War.

(Left) Henry Herbert Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, (Right) William Ferguson Massey. (National Portrait Gallery Scotland) Sir James Guthrie Artist.

Of all his depictions two sketch studies really stood out, the first that of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith 1852 – 1928, a British statesman and Liberal Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. The second of William Ferguson Massey, 1856 – 1925. Prime Minister of New Zealand. The First World War indeed a very trying period in British History. Guthrie, sketched Asquith and Massey in a very complex and meditative state, almost reflecting on the past and career’s as heads of state.

With this inspiration in mind, I explained my ideas to Mr Cameron and he was pleased with the mood board and style of portraiture I wanted to evoke. The session took place in June of this year and from a short sitting of around 30 minutes,  I directed David to assume a series contemplative and thoughtful expressions. David was indeed an easy sitter, inquisitive and delightful to work with.

David Cameron Portrait Sitting (London Portrait Photographer) © Rory Lewis 2018.

These portraits are true to history, as a historian and National Portrait Gallery acquired photographer. Capturing depictions which can be used as historical source material is very important. Like Sir James Guthrie, I’m a realist wanted to create a precise and accurate representation keeping every mark every line and capturing my sitter as a neutral object in history.


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Queensland Musuem Dan Keighran VC

On the 10th November 2018, the Queensland Musuem, South Brisbane Australia has launched a new Anzac Legacy Gallery. Examining the First World War as a catalyst for change in the state. The first half of the exhibition focuses on the War, but the second is about Queensland since the War. Including several contemporary  military service stories. These stories, include the very brave Corporal Dan Keighran VC. Back in 2016 I captured Dan’s portrait in London as part of my Victoria and George Cross Project. The museum approached me a few months ago, requesting to feature the portrait in the exhibition. I was delighted to accept their offer, as a  wonderful opportunity opened up to show my work in Australia for the first time. You can view Dan’s Victoria Cross citation below and a few snaps of the installation sent to me by the Museum’s Senior Curator Liz Bissell.

 

(Limtied Edition Prints fo Dan Keighran VC’s portrait also available on the below link). 

 

Daniel Alan Keighran VC Portrait Rory Lewis Photographer 2016

Daniel Alan Keighran VC Portrait Rory Lewis Photographer 2016

Dan Keighran VC Citation,


For the most conspicuous acts of gallantry and extreme devotion to duty in action in circumstances of great peril at Derapet, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, as part of the Mentoring Task Force One on Operation SLIPPER.

 

Corporal Keighran deployed to Afghanistan in February 2010 with the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. On 24 August 2010, Corporal Keighran was a member of a partnered fighting patrol with soldiers of the Afghan National Army’s 1st Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th (Hero) Corps, which was engaged by a numerically superior and coordinated enemy attack from multiple firing points in three separate locations. The attack was initiated by a high volume of sustained and accurate machine-gun and small-arms fire which pinned down the combined Australian and Afghan patrol and caused a loss of momentum.

 

In the early stages of the attack, and upon realising that the forward elements of the patrol needed effective fire support, Corporal Keighran and another patrol member moved under sustained and accurate enemy fire to an exposed ridgeline to identify enemy locations and direct the return fire of both Australian and Afghan machine guns. On reaching this position and with complete disregard for his own wellbeing, Corporal Keighran deliberately drew enemy fire by leaving the limited cover he had and moved over the ridgeline in order to positively identify targets for the machine gunners of the combined patrol. After identifying some of the enemy firing positions, Corporal Keighran, under persistent enemy fire continued to lead and mentor his team and move around the ridge to both direct the fire of the Afghan and Australian machine gunners and to move them to more effective firing positions.

 

As the intensity of enemy fire grew, Corporal Keighran returned to the crest of the ridgeline to identify targets and adjust the fire of Australian Light Armoured Vehicles. His actions resulted in the effective suppression of enemy firing points, which assisted in turning the fight in the favour of the combined patrol. Moving to a new position, Corporal Keighran deliberately and repeatedly again exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to assist in target identification and the marking of the forward line of troops for fire support elements whilst simultaneously engaging the enemy. Realising that the new position provided a better location for the patrol’s joint fire controller, Corporal Keighran moved over 100 metres across exposed parts of the ridgeline, attracting a high volume of accurate enemy fire, to locate and move the fire controller to the new position. He then rose from cover again to expose his position on four successive occasions, each movement drawing more intense fire than the last in order to assist in the identification of a further three enemy firing points that were subsequently engaged by fire support elements. During one of these occasions, when his patrol sustained an Australian casualty, Corporal Keighran with complete disregard for his own safety, left his position of cover on the ridgeline to deliberately draw fire away from the team treating the casualty. Corporal Keighran remained exposed and under heavy fire while traversing the ridgeline, in order to direct suppressing fire and then assist in the clearance of the landing zone to enable evacuation of the casualty.

 

Corporal Keighran’s acts of the most conspicuous gallantry to repeatedly exposed himself to accurate and intense enemy fire, thereby placing himself in grave danger, ultimately enabled the identification and suppression of enemy firing positions by both Australian and Afghan fire support elements. These deliberate acts of exceptional courage in circumstances of great peril were instrumental in permitting the withdrawal of the combined Australian and Afghan patrol with no further casualties. His valour is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Australian Army and the Australian Defence Force.


(Limtied Edition Prints fo Dan Keighran VC’s portrait also available on the below link). 

 

Ciarán Hinds Actor Portrait Sitting

Ciarán Hinds is an Irish actor, featuring in films such as Road to Perdition, Munich, There Will Be Blood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Frozen, Silence, and Justice League, in which he portrayed the main antagonist Steppenwolf.

 

His television roles include Gaius Julius Caesar in the series Rome, DCI James Langton in Above Suspicion, and Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones. As a stage actor Hinds has enjoyed spells with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre in London, and six seasons with Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, and he has continued to work on stage throughout his career.

Ciarán was very kind to accept my invitation to sit for a portrait in March of this year. The sitting was very memorable, Hinds was astonishing, creating expressions and emotions that almost hold the viewer. My directional inspiration for the sitting flowed from three themes. The first to capture Ciarán as a penitent man, who believes, the second, a focused individual, the third a man who doubts. Hinds created complex and vigorous characters were embodied by energy and animation.

Actor Ciarán Hinds, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis (Penitent Man)

Actor Ciarán Hinds, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis (Focused Individual)

Actor Ciarán Hinds, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis  (Man Who Doubts)

Actor Ciarán Hinds, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis (Man Who Doubts)

Portrait Sittings London

London Discounted Headshots 24th, 25th & 31st January 2019

 

Iain Glen Rory Lewis Photographer (Actors Headshots London)

 

”In need of a new Headshot? Photographer Rory Lewis will be holding a discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in London. 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”

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

“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.”

Sir Patrick Stewart Los Angeles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

 

For some actors having their photo taken can be extremely nerve-racking experience after all stills photography is an unnatural concept for actors who as used to moving on stage and screen. For others it’s not such an ordeal. Make the Right Choice for Your Actors Headshots. Professional, Inventive, Expertly Directed, Relaxed Sessions. Rory Lewis Actors Headshots Photographer.

 

Can’t Make These Sessions Don’t Worry Check Out My Packages Here Available in London All Year Round. CLICK HERE

 

Introductory Package £119.00

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Another Date Also Added 31st January 2019, Click Here to Book


London Discounted Headshots Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, & Thursday 31st January 2019

Sessions will run from 10.00am-5.00pm


Bleeding Heart Studio

 2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ


PACKAGE DETAILS

30 Minute Session with Rory Lewis

150 Images Presented VIA Digital Gallery

1 Image Retouched

(Time Slots Available from 10am – 5pm)


Thursday 24th January 2018

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BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW  Only £50 Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 



Friday 25th January 2019

BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW  Only £50 Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 



Thursday  31st January 2019

BOOK YOUR SLOT BELOW  Only £50 Deposit Required to Book, final payment due on the day of your session. 



 

I shoot in colour and convert into black and white you receive both colour and black and white copies of your retouched images. You will receive your contact sheets on-line via your own private web page 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.

Steven Cole & Craig Charles Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

With regards to airbrushing, I feel this is a very important area as too much can spoil a photo, this is why I spend a great deal of time working on your photos and like to include you in this process via email or your private page so please make sure you pick the right photos.

You will receive all final photos by via your private page.

London July 2018 Discounted Actors Headshots Results

Thank you to the 14 uniquely diverse and talented actors who booked discounted Actors Headshots Sessions, at the London studio on 26th July 2018. It was wonderful to capture, in some cases their first headshots and with others an update to their existing portfolio. The actors where very kind to also leave me feedback.

London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

”If you are in need of a new Headshot I will be holding another discounted Introductory Actors Headshot Session in London and for the first time in Leeds. Over the past 15 years 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 Gloverand the list goes on”

London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis


Next London Sessions will run Thursday 20th September 2018

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Next Leeds Sessions will run Thursday 27th September 2018

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

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London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis

 

Win Headshots Session with Celebrity Photographer Rory Lewis

Actors Headshot Photographer to the Stars of Stage & Screen, Recommended by Spotlight and Casting Call Pro. Based in London & Los Angeles USA. 

Competition time, do you want to win Actors Headshots Session with Rory Lewis Photographer worth £369.00 or $499.00. Rory Lewis is offering you the chance to win. Just donate £5 using the link below, and one lucky winner will be chosen. If you don’t win you will also receive 10% off Rory’s Services.

 

PRIZE PACKAGE

TWO HOUR HEADSHOT SESSION

5 CLOTHING CHANGES

Online Gallery of all 300 IMAGES

5 RETOUCHED IMAGES

Makeup Artist

 

Donation Link

(Donations are used to finance Rory’s portrait projects which benefit numerous charities and highlight compelling issues)

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Winner will be selected on 1st October 2018. Photoshoot can take place anytime in the next 12 months in London UK, or Los Angeles USA. 

Iain Glen London Actors Headshots Photographer Rory Lewis


“Rory Lewis is one of the most sought after Actors Headshot Photographers in Britain, photographing Actors Headshots for 15 years. Rory has created Actors Headshots for the UK’s & USA’s finest Acting Talent, Stars of Stage and Screen from Sir Patrick StewartSir Ian McKellenSir Derek JacobiDavid Warner, Natalie Dormer, Iain GlenJulian Glover and the list goes on.” Based in London and holding sessions monthly in
London & LA 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. 

 

 

 

Photo Professional Magazine

Thank you to Photo Professional Magazine, featuring Portraitist which opens on 1st August 2018, at Wex Photo & Video London. The article features my portrait of Actor Rufus Sewell, captured in Los Angeles. The portrait among over 30 others will hang until 25th September 2018.

 

Professional Photo Magazine

National Army Museum Portrait Photography Workshop

29 September 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Photographer Rory Lewis leads this practical full-day course on portrait photography.

Portraits from Soldiery Rory Lewis Photographer 2018

Inspired by his recent exhibition, Soldiery – which featured 278 portraits of British Army soldiers – Rory Lewis leads this course focused on developing your skills in portrait photography.

 

Rory’s fun and practical learning techniques and use of professional models will help you hone your skills and add to your photography portfolio. Aimed at both amateur and more experienced photographers, the course will cover studio flash lighting, the effect of soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots and reflectors. You’ll learn what a light’s main function is and how lighting affects the final image.

 

Refreshments and lunch are included in the cost of the course.

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£149.00

Programme

10.00am – Welcome and talk by Rory Lewis on The Medium of Portraiture

10.45am – Refreshments

11.00am – High key portraiture

12.30pm – Lunch

1.15pm – Vivid chiaroscuro portraiture

2.00pm – Low key portraiture (Rembrandt lighting, split and short lighting)

4.00pm – Closing remarks from Rory Lewis

National Army Museum Photography Workshop with Rory Lewis

Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE Portrait Sitting

Delighted to work with Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE, who commissioned a military portrait sitting at his Headquarters in Aldershot. A tall and imposing man, Lieutenant General Bashall was a hero of the Iraq War. He commanded the 1st Mechanised Brigade in Basra, in 2007.

 

Bashall’s military career had also seen him commanding the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment (‘2 Para’) in Afghanistan.  The General is one of the British Army’s most experienced combat commanders, justifiably proud of his service with the Parachute Regiment. I directed Bashall to pose side-on, elegantly displaying his paratrooper wings. I also opted for a low angle, to emphasise both pride and duty.

 

Based in London Rory Lewis is the UK’s foremost Military Portraitist Photographer, who is regularly commissioned to photograph high profile Military Officers for all three branches of the Military Army, RAF & Royal Navy. Portraits are very important to military personal, to be captured in Uniform looking ones best and in full finery can fill one with pride for the service. Rory Lewis Photographer offers a comprehensive service to Members of the Armed Forces, RAF, Royal Navy and Army who are looking to capture a professional portrait. Read More…..

Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE Commander Home Command (Military Portraits, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis)

Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE Commander Home Command (Military Portraits, London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis)