Learn some secrets of contemporary portrait photography with Rory Lewis

1854 Presents is hosting free virtual artist talks, Q&As, panel discussions and more with leading international figures in contemporary photography. An upcoming streamed event later this month sees top portrait photographer Rory Lewis unpack his approach to portraiture, key sittings projects and sittings from his portfolio, including Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen and others.

In a free and exclusive live stream event, Rory will be discussing technique, lighting, direction and the broader inspiration behind his work.

Rory Lewis is a dedicated portrait photographer who has spent over a decade capturing many of the world’s most recognised faces. Sitters have also included William Shatner, David Cameron, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Iain Glen and Natalie Dormer.

Rory’s images have been exhibited on both sides of the Atlantic, with several of his iconic portraits having been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

From 1854 Media and British Journal of Photography, 1854 Presents brings the insights and expertise of world-class photographers off the page and into your living room: from your own home, access exclusive artist talks, Q&As, panel discussions and more to keep you inspired and motivated during the COVID-19 lockdown – all completely free.

Members of 1854 Access are encouraged to host an event that showcases their unique areas of expertise. The subject of your talk is up to you. Consider this platform to be a blank canvas for you to highlight whatever you feel is inspiring and reassuring to the photographic community during this difficult time.

• 1854 Presents Rory Lewis – Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 6pm BST | Pre-register to save your spot here

• Not an 1854 Access member? Join here for £1 and take advantage of a 99% off Covid-19 offer

Rory Lewis is online at www.rorylewis.studio

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