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Lewis Morley

(1925-2013), Photographer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 308 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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George Melly, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(15)

George Melly

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1956
NPG P512(15)

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(18)

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1959
NPG P512(18)

Lindsay Anderson, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(1)

Lindsay Anderson

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1960
NPG P512(1)

Cecil Beaton, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(2)

Cecil Beaton

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1960
NPG P512(2)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(4)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1960s
NPG P512(4)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(7)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1960s
NPG P512(7)

Albert Finney, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(10)

Albert Finney

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1960
NPG P512(10)

Raymond John Leppard, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(14)

Raymond John Leppard

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1960
NPG P512(14)

Keith Spencer Waterhouse; Willis Hall, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(21)

Keith Spencer Waterhouse; Willis Hall

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1960
NPG P512(21)

Sir Tom Courtenay, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(6)

Sir Tom Courtenay

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1961
NPG P512(6)

Jacqueline du Pré, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(8)

Jacqueline du Pré

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P512(8)

Johnny Speight, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(20)

Johnny Speight

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P512(20)

Michael Caine, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(5)

Michael Caine

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG P512(5)

Tom Jones, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(12)

Tom Jones

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG P512(12)

Christine Keeler, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(13)

Christine Keeler

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG P512(13)

Peter O'Toole, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(17)

Peter O'Toole

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG P512(17)

Anthony Powell; Riccardo Aragno, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(19)

Anthony Powell; Riccardo Aragno

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG P512(19)

Adam Faith, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(9)

Adam Faith

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1965
NPG P512(9)

Joe Orton, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(16)

Joe Orton

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1965
NPG P512(16)

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