Rachel is a London based Cinematographer from the North East of England.
She started out in the industry over ten years ago, working her way up through the camera department. During her time as an assistant Rachel was fortunate enough to work alongside many inspirational Directors and Cinematographers. Spending over a decade learning from the best in the industry has undoubtedly helped hone her skills as a Cinematographer.
Rachel was a runner on A Cock & Bull Story (2006) and This Is England (2006) soon progressing into the camera department where she worked as a camera trainee on Control (2007). In the following years working as a Clapper Loader on Independent British feature films Bronson (2007), Fish Tank (2009), Wuthering Heights (2011), I Am Slave (2010), Paddington Bear (2014) and numerous multi-million dollar Hollywood movies including World War Z (2013), Red 2 (2013), Captain America: Civil War (2016), The Legend of Tarzan (2016). As a first assistant camera assistant she travelled across America with Cinematographer Robbie Ryan BSC & Director Andrea Arnold for the road movie American Honey (2016) and has worked around the world on many 2nd Unit action sequences: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (2016), Fast & the Furious 8 (2017), Justice League (2017), Black Panther (2018) & the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).
Rachel was the 2nd Unit Director of Photography on director Sarah Gavron’s (Brick Lane/ Suffragette) latest film ‘Girl Untitled’. She shot ‘The Sands of Venus’ for Director Tony Grisoni (Prod. Potboiler) starring Shirley Henderson, Ian Hart and Toby Jones, and has just complete photography on the feature film ‘Concrete Plans’.
Rachel was nominated for Cinematography at Underwire Film festival two years running. She is also a member of Illuminatrix Rising
She is a keen stills photographer, avid traveller and enjoys roller skating. She plays for an East London based Roller Derby team, The London Rockin' Rollers.