Sir Patrick Stewart photographed as classic van Dyck painting

'Sir Patrick Stewart in Three Positions' by Rory Lewis
'Sir Patrick Stewart in Three Positions' by Rory Lewis

Sir Patrick Stewart is the subject of a new work of fine art portraiture, shot in the style of legendary Flemish painter Sir Anthony van Dyck, by British celebrity photographer Rory Lewis. 

Most famous for his turns as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor X in the X-Men movies, Stewart has become a pop culture icon. However, as a staple of the Royal Shakespeare Company for 16 years, his career is steeped in tradition – so it's fitting that he was asked to sit for a portrait in the style of a classical baroque portrait. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.