Jason Bell

Venue: Gayfield Creative Spaces
11-30th July

Jason was born in Camden, London in 1969. He was given his first camera at the age of 5. He decided on a career as a portrait photographer whilst studying politics, Philosophy & economics at Oxford University, from which he graduated in 1990.

His work has since appeared in many of the world’s foremost publications including Vanity Fair & Vogue (US & UK) featuring leading celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Claire Danes, David Beckham, Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Kate Winslet & Daniel Craig.

He has shot numerous film posters including Billy Elliot, About a Boy, Love Actually, Bridget Jones 2, Golden Compass, Inkheart & The Revenant.

Many of Jason’s photographs have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection.

His work has received much critical acclaim and he has been the recipient of many awards including the Royal Photographic Society’s Terence Donovan Award for an outstanding contribution to photography, the New York Photo Awards Best Advertising Image and the Best British Black & White Photographer at the British Pictures Editors Awards.

His out 100 portfolio was one of five finalists in the American Society of Magazine Editors 2010 National Magazine Awards, the Magazine industry’s highest honour.

He has published four books of his work, the most recent being ‘An Englishman in New York.’ A selection of photographs from the book was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
In September 2011 he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society. Jason lives in New York & London.

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