Lewis Morley(1925-2013), Photographer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 306 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.
Watch a film clip on the photographer recorded for the Gallery in the Media section below
- Patricia Morley (wife)
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- Photographic holdings - print and negative collections
- My Favourite Portrait by Neil Tennant
- Portraits of Alec Guinness
- Blow Up: Sixties Photography Exposed
- A famous pose
- Joe Orton
- Lewis Morley Photographs
- Photographer in Focus: Anderson & Low
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