Rick Siegel is an award-winning Director of Photography who has worked in film and television for over 30 years. Siegel was DP on the Emmy-nominated HBO Special Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill starring Audra McDonald. His narrative film work includes the feature films Bomber directed by Paul Cotter, Trust, Greed, Bourbon & Bullets directed by Scott Kawczynski, and the short films The Shovel, The Dare Project and 20 Dollar Drink.
Siegel’s most recent work includes the concert film, Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends; New Worlds and Utopia concert film, Romeo Santos at MetLife Stadium. Siegel won an EMMY Award for Outstanding Achievement for Single Camera Photography for his episodic narrative work on ABC’s Crash The Curiousaurus. He has designed and photographed over 200 televised music and comedy shows, ranging from several seasons of A&E’s Live By Request series, PBS’s In the Spotlight series and other programs with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Thomas Hampson, Sheryl Crow and The Weeknd and comedy specials for John Oliver, Craig Ferguson, Lewis Black, Kevin Hart and Wyatt Cenac.
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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