The celebrity photographer, Lorenzo Agius is renowned for his unique, intimate and often comical portraits of the ‘stars’. Lorenzo started his career 20 years ago by producing the memorable and iconic images of Ewan McGregor and cast for the “Trainspotting” ad campaign to Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit laying under a Union Jack bedspread for the cover of Vanity Fair.
Lorenzo Agius has had a colourful affair with ‘celebrity’ over the past two decades. Expertly capturing the character and individuality of each of his sitters, Agius’ images flaunt stylistic brilliance and bubble with personality. Featuring the major icons of our time.
With his highly considered approach to photography, Lorenzo consistently produces a diverse and highly refined range of work. His portraiture has encompassed many highly regarded talents including Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Beyonce, Madonna, Rachel Weisz, Helen Hunt, Samuel L Jackson, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Margot Robbie, Helen Mirren, Sharon Stone, Micheal Fassbender and many more.Agius has become known as one of the preeminent portrait photographers of his generation and continues to work around the world for numerous commercial, film and editorial clients.
Lorenzo Agius’ own personality runs steadily throughout the collection. Enjoying British imagery, he celebrates local culture and stereotypes in both his chosen subjects and settings. It is hard to find a photograph that doesn’t include a reference to British culture, be it fish and chips, boiled eggs and soldiers or an English country garden. The mood is light and refreshing and humour is ever present. From Tom Cruise to Madonna, the varying and often polar characters he portrays find fusion through Agius himself: the artist taking pictures of artists.
In every image Agius tunes into the creativity of his subjects and successfully reflects the mood of a moment and the person in that moment. The results are natural and accessible and in each case reflect the artist’s eye for light and composition and his strong imagination for narrative.
Lorenzo has a number of images in Londons National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection and his work was the focus of an exhibition in conjunction with the British Fashion Council to celebrate their 25th anniversary at the Natural History museum. His images were used to open the 63rd Cannes Film Festival and have appeared on the streets of Moscow in two open air exhibitions. He is currently working on his first book project and resides between Europe and the US.