The Northerners Exhibition, UK based portrait photographer Rory Lewis’s personal project, is a collection of portraits from a cross section of Northern Celebrities: sports personalities, actors and politicians. In this article we get to follow Rory behind the scenes for one of the photo shoots, this one with famous actor Patrick Stewart.
Rory Lewis passion for shooting actors and celebrities started with his Northerners Exhibition in 2012; his first major portraiture project. The whole theme of the project was to photograph actors and celebrities that came from the same area as Rory himself, the North of UK.
“I began to write letters to the agents of all the actors and celebrities I wanted to include in the project. My first success was a portrait sitting with actor David Warner. After this, more followed as I was able to gain more credibility and use the images to attract more celebrities to get on board. This also includes Sir Patrick Stewart who comes originally from Yorkshire.”, says Rory.