Rick Siegel is an award-winning Director of Photography who has worked in film and television for over 30 years. He has been DP on several feature films, including Bomber, which won Best Feature at several major film festivals, and Trust, Greed, Bullets and Bourbon, currently in post-production. Siegel won an Emmy Award (Outstanding Achievement for Single Camera Photography) for his episodic narrative work on ABC’s Crash The Curiousaurus.
Other awards: The Shovel, starring David Strathairn, won the Best Short award at the Tribeca Film Festival, and Dare won the Best Dramatic Short Film award at the Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian Film Festival as well as the Grand Prize Alternative Spirit Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Another short, titled 20 Dollar Drink and starring Sandra Bernhard and Cady Huffman, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Siegel has designed and photographed over 100 televised music and comedy shows, including several seasons of A&E’s Live By Request, Dave Matthews Band in Central Park, PBS’s In the Spotlight series with Steely Dan, and Nora Jones in concert. E.P.K.’s for music artists include Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Simpson. Comedy specials designed and photographed by Siegel include those featuring Lewis Black, Wyatt Cenac, Louis C.K., Craig Ferguson, Kevin Hart and John Oliver.
For Bloomberg TV, Siegel designed and implemented the lighting for the Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire with Charlie Rose as moderator. He has lit and photographed many of Diane Sawyer and Barbra Walters’ Celebrity interviews for ABC’s PrimeTime and 20/20, as well as Walters’ annual Most Fascinating People Specials. Siegel’s commercial and infomercial clients include MTV, Nicoderm, Reebok and Time-Life. In his fashion and fragrance work, he has worked with many of the top designers such as Kanye West, Donna Karen, Calvin Klien and Ralph Lauren.
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