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Photography is all about that frozen moment, a split-second when what has been and what will be are held forever by the click of the shutter.

Liverpool photographer Rory Lewis has taken this into the studio and created a series of portraits where the sitter has been asked to pause, and to prepare for something to happen, be it good or bad. The resulting images can be seen on screens at railway stations in Liverpool.

All of the subjects including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Natalie are photographed as though they have this epic decision to make.”If you won the lottery tonight and were sitting with the ticket, you ask yourself what am I going to do at 9am when I collect this money? That’s… the moment of decision.”

The pictures were due to be shown in March, but due to the coronavirus the show was postponed. Selah can now be seen from 12 to 19 October 2020 on JCDecaux screens in all of Liverpool’s mainline railway stations as part of Liverpool’s Open Wall’s Arts Initiative.


You can read more about these breathtaking images on BBC News here: www.bbc.co.uk/news/