I am a director of photography based in London. I grew up in South Africa, and after moving to Australia at the age of 25, attended Griffith Film School, where I completed a Bachelor of Film & Screen Media. 

I started working on smaller music videos and short films after graduating, gradually progressing to commercials and promos in Australia. I moved to London in 2014 and continued working, establishing and building relationships in the UK.

I became a full member of the Australian Cinematographers society in 2012 and was awarded ACS accreditation in 2019.

I completed principle photography on my debut feature film, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, at the end of 2018 which premiered in London August 2019 and secured distribution in the UK, USA, Germany and Australia.

​I am creative thinker and problem solver, and thrive when working closely with directors , producers and HOD's  to discover ways of achieving the director’s vision.

I am currently working as a freelance DOP in the UK and am on the constant lookout new and exciting projects to work on and creative filmmakers to collobate with.

"At the same time, this potent little thriller (photographed by Richard Bell using Grand Guignol bursts of sticky red and impenetrable black) is careful to remind us regularly of Sarah’s tender side." - The New York Times

 

 

AWARDS

2019

ACS For Cinematography

Gold ACS Award Commercials  National / International - Dodge Demon

Gold ACS Award Commercials  National / International - Changan - Designer

Silver ACS Award Feature Films under $2Million - A Good Woman is Hard to Find

2018

ACS For Cinematography

ACS Golden Tripod Series Promo - UKTV CHM Launch

2017

ACS For Cinematography

Gold ACS Award Music Video - Kid Kapichi Waster

Silver ACS Award Music Video - Mr Wize Epilogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
DIRECT
Richard Bell
(U.K.)  +44(0)7721674639
richardcbell@gmail.com
KIT

DOP London