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Lewis Morley (1925-2013), Photographer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 303 portraits
Best known for his photographs of Christine Keeler and Joe Orton, Morley chronicled the new idols of sixties society in a style that captured the buoyant spirit of the times. He took up photography in 1954 and initially worked on magazines assignments for Tatler, Go! and She. Much of his work throughout the sixties was devoted to theatre photography, and he was introduced into the satirical scene of the early 1960s through his studio above Peter Cook's Establishment Club in Soho; this led on to photographing the cast of Beyond the Fringe and contributing photographs to Private Eye. Morley emigrated to Australia in 1971.

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Lewis Morley

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 1954
NPG x38902


Patricia Morley; Lewis Morley

by Lewis Morley
cibachrome print from original transparency, 1959
NPG x87165


Patricia Morley; Lewis Morley

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1959
NPG x38901


Lewis Morley

by Peter Everard Smith
resin print, 13 May 1970
NPG x125575


Lewis Morley

by Anderson & Low
C-type colour print, November 2004
NPG x127138