Laurie Lewis’ photography in the Lebrecht Photo Library

Artistic performances, be it dance, music, or theatre, create meaning through experience. With great understanding, Laurie Lewis has been translating these transitory moments into the permanence of photography. As a prominent photographer of stage performance, his work forms a significant part of Lebrecht’s archive. 

 

CollecRolling Stones performing - (l-r) Charlie Watts on drums, Mick Jagger - vocal and Keith Richards on guitar. c 1978-79, Wembley Arena / Photo © Laurie Lewis / Bridgeman Images

 

Much of Lewis’ iconic work comes from the 1970s, when he photographed some of the biggest rock stars of the era. These include the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. These images, taken during concerts, reveal the energetic atmosphere and chaos that are felt most in situ, whilst his close-ups reveal the artists’ own emotions.

 
Collection-Elton John performing, 1970s / Photo © Laurie Lewis / Bridgeman Images

 

More recently, Lewis has focused on ballet, opera, theatre and classical concerts. There is a clear understanding of movement and form which convey both the fluidity of performance and moments of symmetry and athleticism. 

 
Royal Ballet in Aeternum by Christopher Wheeldon / Photo © Laurie Lewis / Bridgeman Images

 

Lewis’ portraits of famous personalities only add to his impressive repertoire. These personal moments of reflection contrast with his shots of dynamic performances to reveal the full scope of Lewis’ work as a photographer.

 
Diana Ross, American Singer / Photo © Laurie Lewis / Bridgeman Images

 

Founded in 1992, the Lebrecht Picture Library is the world's most comprehensive image banks for every kind of music ever created. Bridgeman are delighted to offer the works of Laurie Lewis from the Lebrecht collection. Please see our catalogue for more of Lewis’ work.
 
Vasily Petrenko Conducting the BBC Proms 2010 / Photo © Laurie Lewis / Bridgeman Images

 

Discover all of our Laurie Lewis content on the Bridgeman Images archive from Lebrecht.

 
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