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Selah Portrait Photography Exhibition by Celebrity Photographer Rory Lewis

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The Antaeus Company

110 East Broadway

Glendale, CA 91205

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For the first time Rory will be previewing a new project entitled Selah comprised of vivid and thought-provoking portraits.

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Rory Lewis is a dedicated portraitist who has spent over a decade on a quest to capture many of the world’s most recognised faces. Sittings have included the likes of William Shatner, Tony Blair, Sir Ian McKellen, Iain Glen, Rufus Sewell, Natalie Dormer to name a few. Several iconic portraits of Rory’s have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Rory breaks the mould of typical risk-averse portraiture which is commissioned within the media industry. Dynamically challenging the established norm and instead injecting moments of spontaneity, and even awkwardness, in to his imagery he successfully shuns the aggrandising and sycophantic result typically seen in portraits of the famous. Rory’s aim is to strip back the artificial layers of staid portraiture and replace it with strangeness and a sense of quiet.

Excitedly, for the first time Rory will be previewing a new project entitled Selah comprised of vivid and thought-provoking portraits at the The Antaeus Theatre Company in Los Angeles. This show is being launched as Rory’s debut American show enabling individuals to acquire limited edition prints of new quintessential iconic portraits.

It’s not unusual for photographers to be inspired by other types of art. As you may have noticed their is a great deal of Renaissance Italian influence in my portraiture. Drawing inspiration from the Old Master painters like Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Titian and Ribera. I have attempted to masterfully recreate the light, atmosphere and tones of classical portrait paintings. This is even more apparent in my latest project entitled Selah.

The Hebrew word selah appears throughout the Book of Psalms. Its precise meaning is mysterious, but it is interpreted as a pause to breathe and reflect. “It has been my aim throughout the project to attempt to recreate meditative religious scenes, directing my subjects to capture the highest moment of drama.”

”Selah has found its foundation’s in counter reformation art. “I have been lost in the work of Ribera. His depictions of saints and religious figures, draw their inspiration directly from Caravaggio’s tenebrism.”

The exhibition features portraits of Actors, James Purefoy, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Ciarán Hinds, Tony Amendola, Peter Van Norden, Tess Harper, Natalie Dormer and many more.

PREVIEW EVENING

Limited Tickets are available all the proceeds will be donated to The Antaeus Theatre Company. Rory will also be offering a series of limited edition prints of his work.

Monday 9th September 2019

7pm - 9pm

Antaeus Theatre Company

Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center 110 E. Broadway Glendale, CA 91205

https://www.rorylewis.studio/selah

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