Rachel Rimell is a multi-award winning photographer and artist concerned with the themes of identity and transitions, exploring the thresholds and liminal spaces within the context of shared and individual experience.
Starting her career as a photojournalist and press photographer, Rachel has 20 years experience during which she has photographed all walks of life from sheep farmers to The Royal Family. Rachel has won multiple awards including Portrait of Britain 2020 and has previously been shortlisted for Professional Photographer of the Year and a Women Behind the Lens award. Her work has been published in Rankin’s This is Britain and the Portrait of Britain 2020 collection and widely featured in publications such as The Guardian, BBC, Huffington Post, FujiLove Magazine, The Huffington Post and Vogue Italia. She held a solo exhibition of her series Motherhood & Identity: Tattooed Mamas Breaking The Taboos as part of The Arts Council Sydenham Arts Platform series and her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally.
Her commercial work as a business and documentary family photographer concentrates on showcasing the beauty in the everyday and the stories behind business brands and individual artists as well as lifestyle food and product photography, while artistically she is interested in exploring connections and transitions and their impact on shared and individual identity. She is currently working on a project interrogating the theme of personal connection to the sea, exploring the call of the sea, the role it plays in, and mark it leaves on, identity: questioning perceptions, memories, associations and experiences of the sea, the project examines the thresholds and littoral and liminal spaces along and between land and water, sea and sky, city and coast, memory and experience, our place within the seascape and its cultural associations.
Locations: United Kingdom