I don't believe Lewis was given to self-righteousness or righteous indignation for that matter.
He was very generous with his time and supported photographers of all levels once he settled in Sydney.
I met and spoke to him several times and he was one of those people who gave the impression that had all the time in the world for you. He also opened a group exhibition I was in once and said some positive, supportive things about my work. He gave me his card and said call me or come around and visit any time - and he meant it!
The last time I saw him he was on Parramatta Rd waiting to catch a bus to the city from Leichhardt. Modest to the end. It is no surprise he has left his life's work behind in this way.