Stratford Literary Festival

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball

  •  Sir Trevor McDonald

    Sir Trevor McDonald

    A great pleasure to meet and photograph this gentleman ,a warm and charming gentleman, portrait photography is a pleasure when you have subjects like this.

  • Hugh Bonneville

    Hugh Bonneville

  • Dr Giles Yeo

    Dr Giles Yeo

  • Ben Miller

    Ben Miller

  •  John Humphrys

    John Humphrys

    the mornings aren't the same without him.

  •  Phillipa Perry

    Phillipa Perry

  • Andrew Davies

    Andrew Davies

  • Tracy Borman

    Tracy Borman

  • Festival Faces

    Festival Faces

    Dame Darcey Bussell - portrait . Since 2015 I have taken portraits of the Authors, celebrities and those behind the scenes at Stratford Literary Festival as an ongoing project.

  • Jess Phillips MP

    Jess Phillips MP

  • John Suchet

    John Suchet

  • Juliet Stephenson

    Juliet Stephenson

  •  Dr Julia Shaw

    Dr Julia Shaw

  • Barry Cryer

    Barry Cryer

    One of the funniest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet & a really nice guy.

  • Emily Maitlis

    Emily Maitlis

  • Corrie Corfield

    Corrie Corfield

  •  Dame Jacqueline Wilson

    Dame Jacqueline Wilson

  • Paddy O'Connel & Bob

    Paddy O'Connel & Bob

  •  Pandora Sykes

    Pandora Sykes

  • Jenny Eclair

    Jenny Eclair

  • Max Hastings

    Max Hastings

  • Louise Minchin

    Louise Minchin

  • Professor A . C Grayling

    Professor A . C Grayling

  • Simon Mayo

    Simon Mayo

  • Rev Richard Coles

    Rev Richard Coles

    One of our country's great celebreties and soon to be dancer on BBC Strictly Come Dancing. This portrait was taken at the Stratford ArtsHouse. SLF.

  • Portrait Photographer

    Portrait Photographer

    Jeremy Vine - At the Stratford Literary Festival

  • Tara Westover

    Tara Westover

  • Aida Edemariam

    Aida Edemariam

  • HARRY HILL

    HARRY HILL

  • Jon Sopel

    Jon Sopel

    The BBC's North American Editor - at the ArtsHouse - a great insight into the USA and so much more. A great sense of humour - he needs it IMHO.

  • Terry Waite

    Terry Waite

    A pensive pose that seems appropriate for this gentleman, also Black & white or monochrome photography gives a certain gavitas to a subject. Photographed on my old Hasselblad - a camera that helps slow the process down and produce portraits that are hopefully a little more serious and valid.

  • Alys Fowler

    Alys Fowler

  • Paul Merton

    Paul Merton

    Paul Merton portrait photographed at the Stratford Literary Festival 2015 .As a portrait photographer based in Stratford on Avon I was delighted to be involved in this ongoing project in collaboration with the Stratford Literary Festival

  •  Robert Lindsay

    Robert Lindsay

    Robert Lindsay,actor, photographed at the Artshouse, Stratford upon Avon. From the year that I set up a pop up studio and set, I choose a white table to represent the page & a black background to represent the ink.

  • Simon Russell Beale

    Simon Russell Beale

  • Dame Harriet Walter

    Dame Harriet Walter

    One of the world's leading actors, and in 2020 Dame Harriet seems to be in everything. Such a powerful presence on the screen and stage.

  • Patricia Hodge

    Patricia Hodge

    Portrait of Patricia Hodge

  • John Carrera

    John Carrera

    BBC security correspondent

  • Chris Packham

    Chris Packham

  • Mary Portas

    Mary Portas

    Mary Portas - Queen of Shops - at the Stratford Literary Festival ,Shop Girl.Portrait photography of Mary Portas at the Stratford ArtsHouse during the Stratford Literary Festival 2016 .

  • Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Author,Academic and presenter, so many books and fascinating programmes , he has a way of connecting rich history with the present and bringing dry historic locations to life. Photographed in his signiture jacket in Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, a quiet english town that contrasts with the epic locations of his work.

  • John MacCarthy CBE

    John MacCarthy CBE

    An honour to meet and photograph this gentleman in Stratford on Avon, somewhere that is so very far from the experiences he endured.

  • JOHN TORODE

    JOHN TORODE

    The man from MasterChef and many other ventures presented his new book at the Stratford Literary Festival May 2016.

  • Robin Ince

    Robin Ince

    November 2021 - back at live events -starting with this gentleman!

  • Jack Dee

    Jack Dee

  • Greg Jenner

    Greg Jenner

  •  CL TAYLOR

    CL TAYLOR

  • Clare Mackintosh

    Clare Mackintosh

  •  Ed Balls

    Ed Balls

  •  Dame Eileen Atkins

    Dame Eileen Atkins

  • Suzie Dent

    Suzie Dent

  •  John Barnes

    John Barnes

  • Annabel Abbs

    Annabel Abbs

  • Miles Jupp

    Miles Jupp

  • Robert Harris

    Robert Harris

  •  Irving Finkel

    Irving Finkel

  • Jane Garvey

    Jane Garvey

  •  Rachel Clarke

    Rachel Clarke

  • Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

  • Jo Wimple Groves

    Jo Wimple Groves

  • Headshots Photographer

    Headshots Photographer

    Greg James - Radio 1 DJ

  • Festival Faces

    Festival Faces

    Michael McIntyre

  • Chris Tutton

    Chris Tutton

  • Dame Steve Shirley

    Dame Steve Shirley

  • Dr Shahed Yousaf

    Dr Shahed Yousaf

  • Clare Clark

    Clare Clark

  • Ronnie Archer-Morgan

    Ronnie Archer-Morgan

  • Dr Hannah Critchlow

    Dr Hannah Critchlow

  • Countess of Carnavon

    Countess of Carnavon

  • Selfie - Lorentz Gullachsen

    Selfie - Lorentz Gullachsen

    As I need to test the lighting - I often shoot a selfie to assess the lights and here I am,.

  • Michael Ball
  •  Sir Trevor McDonald
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Dr Giles Yeo
  • Ben Miller
  •  John Humphrys
  •  Phillipa Perry
  • Andrew Davies
  • Tracy Borman
  • Festival Faces
  • Jess Phillips MP
  • John Suchet
  • Juliet Stephenson
  •  Dr Julia Shaw
  • Barry Cryer
  • Emily Maitlis
  • Corrie Corfield
  •  Dame Jacqueline Wilson
  • Paddy O'Connel & Bob
  •  Pandora Sykes
  • Jenny Eclair
  • Max Hastings
  • Louise Minchin
  • Professor A . C Grayling
  • Simon Mayo
  • Rev Richard Coles
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Tara Westover
  • Aida Edemariam
  • HARRY HILL
  • Jon Sopel
  • Terry Waite
  • Alys Fowler
  • Paul Merton
  •  Robert Lindsay
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Dame Harriet Walter
  • Patricia Hodge
  • John Carrera
  • Chris Packham
  • Mary Portas
  • Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • John MacCarthy CBE
  • JOHN TORODE
  • Robin Ince
  • Jack Dee
  • Greg Jenner
  •  CL TAYLOR
  • Clare Mackintosh
  •  Ed Balls
  •  Dame Eileen Atkins
  • Suzie Dent
  •  John Barnes
  • Annabel Abbs
  • Miles Jupp
  • Robert Harris
  •  Irving Finkel
  • Jane Garvey
  •  Rachel Clarke
  • Chris Smith
  • Jo Wimple Groves
  • Headshots Photographer
  • Festival Faces
  • Chris Tutton
  • Dame Steve Shirley
  • Dr Shahed Yousaf
  • Clare Clark
  • Ronnie Archer-Morgan
  • Dr Hannah Critchlow
  • Countess of Carnavon
  • Selfie - Lorentz Gullachsen

Stratford Literary Festival Faces

  • Photographer at the Stratford Literary Festival 2015 -2022 -portraits in a pop up studio is of authors & celebrities and those behind the event . The collection of portraits shall eventually be archived for Stratford upon Avon as an historic record and research resource. THIS IS A SMALL SELECTION - The Collection is on a dedicated site in - www.stratfordfestivalfaces.com

Stratford Literary Festival - Faces

It has been a great privilege to be the photographer who since 2015 has photographed most of the Authors, celebrities, presenters, volunteers and production staff at the Stratford Literary Festival, based in Stratford upon Avon, Artshouse now known as the Playhouse.

Backstage I set up a pop - up studio and each year I have had a slightly different set-up so that the collection would be identifiable by the year, the Autumn short is not always consistent due to location changes

As it was a literary festival I wanted to create a theme that reflected the page of a book, black for the type & white for the pages, the monochrome theme has continued but as time and seasons progressed, this theme became a little looser, but these formal or at least, considered portraits have created a body of work that I am very proud of. I thank all those involved and especially Jo James who has enabled so many authors to just have enough time with me to create a portrait and naturally I must thank Annie Ashworth who is the Festival Director who manages to push this great festival foreward to have become such a success.

Portraits of Authors and celebrities is very challenging, not because of the subjects, but usually because there is limited time in the schedule for the photography, it is part of the PR and marketing of books, that authors are on the road, making appearances on all media and attending such Festivals like the Stratford Literary festival, however they may have travel a long way, have to prepare for a talk ,interview or presentation so an extra 10 minutes for a portrait is often hard to find.

So it maybe a very short portrait session, but most of the subjects are very cooperative and gracious with their time. Thank one & all.

How many portraits are there?

Well over 400.

These images are a small selection of hundreds taken since 2015, I have many photography portrait samples that are not on display due to web-site restrictions, hopefully a dedicated site shall have them all in the near future?

The images are to be Archived in Stratford upon Avon, final details are to be agreed, but the whole collection from 2015 to 2021 shall be available as a research and historic collection, hopefully the Autumn 2020 festival shall be included but sadly because of the international Corona Virus Emergency that is to be confirmed.

As an extended photography portrait project it has so far resulted in a one man exhibition , two images have been selected for the AoP Awards (Association of Photographers), both images have been included in the Awards exhibition in London, first at The Old Truman Brewery exhibition centre in Shoreditch where a portrait of Sir Tim Rice was included and in 2018 the portrait of Sir Michael Parkinson was featured in the new location of Canary Wharf in London Docklands.

The Old Truman Brewery

Canary Wharf

More Festival Faces are available by request please contact lorentz@gullachsen.com for access to more archive folios