Rick Siegel is an award winning Director of Photography and Lighting Designer for narrative films and television. He was DP on the feature film “Bomber” which starred Shane Taylor, Ben Whitrow & Eileen Nicholas and won Best Feature at several major film festivals. He also lensed the short film “The Shovel”, starring David Strathairn, which won Best Short award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Siegel’s EMMY winning cinematography has been seen on various television shows in the narrative, music, comedy, reality and magazine formats. He has done Lighting Design for music shows with artists as diverse as Elton John, Yo Yo Ma, Dave Matthews Band, Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett, Isaac Stern, Norah Jones and Neil Diamond. Siegel’s tv magazine cinematography for Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Peter Jennings includes a who’s who of personalities - Liz Taylor, Presidents Ford, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama, Angeline Jolie, U2, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruz, Charlize Theron, Donald Trump and Ben Affleck.
Siegel has designed and photographed over 100 televised music and comedy shows, including several seasons of A&E’s Live By Request, the Dave Matthews Band Concert in Central Park and several comedy specials for John Oliver, Kevin Hart, Lewis Black on Comedy Central. Other music work includes PBS’s In the Spotlight series with Steely Dan and Nora Jones in concert and E.P.K.’s for music artists such as Celine Dion, Jen- nifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Michael Jackson. He was director of photography for two seasons of the PBS series Real Simple, one season for BET for the reality series Harlem Heights and 5 pilot episodes for BBC/TLC Fashionably Late with Stacy London.
Siegel’s commercial and infomercial clients include MTV, Nicoderm, Time-Life and Reebok. In his fashion and fragrance work, he has worked with many of the top designers such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren.
Siegel just finished working on several fashion shows during Market Week in New York.