Jason Bell

Photographer, Visual Artist

1969 –

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Who is Jason Bell?

Jason Bell is an English portrait and fashion photographer. He studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University before returning to London to work for the Sunday Times. He lives in both New York and London. He describes photography as 'always part of who I was' and he sees himself as a portrait photographer rather than a fashion photographer, saying: 'for me the most important thing is the person'.

Bell works for Vanity Fair, British and American Vogue, Time and Newsweek amongst others. He has photographed many celebrities such as David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman, Mickey Rourke, John Malkovich, Daniel Craig, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Ian McKellen and Kate Winslet. He has also worked on many film posters such as About a Boy, Bridget Jones's Diary, Billy Elliot, Love Actually, The Golden Compass, and Inkheart. Many of his photographs are in the National Portrait Gallery permanent collection.

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Apr 19, 1969
London Borough of Camden
  • University of Oxford

on July 23, 2013


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