Photography

Morley, Lewis (1925 - 2013)

From the late 1950s, Lewis Morley worked on various assignments for Tatler magazine, depicting British socialites and celebrities while he was the first to take published photographs of models, Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy in the early 1960s. The British photographer thus created many of the legendary images of the Swinging Sixties, capturing the flamboyant spirit of the era alongside its new idols.  In 1963, Lewis Morley met Christine Keeler, a young actress promoting a film. When the film producers asked for nude images of the 19 year old, Lewis Morley expelled everyone from the studio and asked her to undress and sit astride a fake version of an Arne Jacobsen chair. The same year, the picture was published, uncredited, in the Sunday Mirror and soon became the scandalous embodiment of the decade’s sexual freedom. Christine Keeler later resented the image for being ‘a constant reminder of difficult days’ while Lewis Morley believed it had overshadowed the rest of his work and often referred to it as ‘that fucking Keeler shot’.
 

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Lewis Morley, Travelling crane, 1968
Lewis Morley, Travelling crane, 1968
Lewis Morley, Christine Keeler, 1963 (printed 1965)
Lewis Morley, Christine Keeler, 1963 (printed 1965)
Lewis Morley, Jenny Boyd for
Lewis Morley, Jenny Boyd for "She", 1965
Lewis Morley, Donovan, 1965
Lewis Morley, Donovan, 1965
Lewis Morley, Jean Shrimpton, 1961
Lewis Morley, Jean Shrimpton, 1961
Lewis Morley, Joe Orton, London, 1965
Lewis Morley, Joe Orton, London, 1965
Lewis Morley, Simon Ward, 1960s
Lewis Morley, Simon Ward, 1960s
Lewis Morley, Fashion, Paris, 1959/ 1961 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Fashion, Paris, 1959/ 1961 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Tinka Paterson, model, London, 1960 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Tinka Paterson, model, London, 1960 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Maggie Eckhardt, model, London, 1960 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Maggie Eckhardt, model, London, 1960 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Jean Shrimpton and Chris Powell, Racecourse for
Lewis Morley, Jean Shrimpton and Chris Powell, Racecourse for "Go", 1961 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Twiggy for
Lewis Morley, Twiggy for "London Life", 1965 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Mog Smith, fashion designer, London, 1965 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Mog Smith, fashion designer, London, 1965 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Bobby Moore, captain of the English soccer team, London for
Lewis Morley, Bobby Moore, captain of the English soccer team, London for "She", 1963/ 1964 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Barry Fantoni, Willie Rishton and Diana Clark, spoof fashion for
Lewis Morley, Barry Fantoni, Willie Rishton and Diana Clark, spoof fashion for "Private Eye", 1967 (printed later)
Lewis Morley,
Lewis Morley, "Dolly" fashion, Sydney, 1974 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Self portrait in a mirror with Pat, Paris, 1959 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Self portrait in a mirror with Pat, Paris, 1959 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Hussein Sheriff, painter, London, 1958 (printed 2003)
Lewis Morley, Hussein Sheriff, painter, London, 1958 (printed 2003)
Lewis Morley, Cecil Beaton, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, 1959/ 1960 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Cecil Beaton, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, 1959/ 1960 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Salvador Dali, London, 1960 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Salvador Dali, London, 1960 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Charlotte Rampling, London, early 1960s
Lewis Morley, Charlotte Rampling, London, early 1960s
Lewis Morley, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller for
Lewis Morley, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller for "Beyond the Fringe" publicity, London, 1961 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, François Truffaut, London, 1961 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, François Truffaut, London, 1961 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, The Bowery, New York, 1962 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, The Bowery, New York, 1962 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Dudley Morre as the Fairy Queen, Frith Street, London, 1963/ 1964 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Dudley Morre as the Fairy Queen, Frith Street, London, 1963/ 1964 (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Hunter S. Thompson, writer, Sydney, early 1980s (printed later)
Lewis Morley, Hunter S. Thompson, writer, Sydney, early 1980s (printed later)
Lewis Morley, On the set of
Lewis Morley, On the set of "Ferry Cross the Mersey", 1964/ 1965
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