Rory Lewis’s portrait of Sir Ian McKellen (below) was selected for Portrait Salon 2014 and is from his work ’The Northerners’, a photographic series about well known faces from the North of England.
‘If I was to achieve my goal I needed to produce a body of work that was unequivocally what I wanted to do, and this would help me to attract the attention of magazine editors and photography agents. I decided that the best way to proceed would be to set myself a project, and being someone who was born and bred in the north of the country the idea of celebrating others who had their roots in this part of the world came to me’
Rory’s ‘Northerners’ is a collection of over 100 portraits featuring a cross section of Northern celebrities, sports personalities, actors, politicians and people encountered.
The Northerners toured the UK being exhibited at Calumet in Manchester, London, Bristol and Birmingham during 2014/15. Money raised from the exhibition was donated to UNICEF.
Rory Lewis is a portrait photographer based in Liverpool.