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Gidi Meir Morris

I believe that 90% of your problems can be solved by marketing, the other 10% can be solved with a good assistant - and I can be that assistant. :) I have been freelancing as an assistant for a couple of years now. I spent 2013 splitting my time between two leading fashion photographers in Tel-Aviv and moved to London a couple of months ago. I have assisted on editorial and commercial fashion and portrait shoots and have also been in charge of the IT infrastructure of a couple of studios (belonging to the above mentioned fashion photographers). I also have a rich experience in retouching and image manipulation with many years of experience with Photoshop and various digital workflow applications. As I am transitioning from a previous career in the tech industry, I have a strong grounding in digital technology and can take charge of all the IT needs of my clients. I am a hard worker, highly motivated to provide added value to the photographers who I assist and to learn from them. I am quick to learn new technologies, workflows and routines. --------------------------- ==== Skill Set ==== --------------------------- My experience as summed up in boring bullet points: ● Studio and Location lighting using multiple brands (Elinchrom, Profoto, Paul C. Buff etc.) ● Studio digital workflow implementation and management (using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, PC & Mac systems) ● Both subtle retouching and heavy manipulation of photographs (using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom etc.) and Graphic Design (using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign etc.) ● Experienced at working as part of a creative team and at the subtleties and politics of client facing businesses. ● Have an International driving license (which allows me to drive in the UK), can borrow a car if needed and can, technically (though I don’t think legally in the UK), drive a military Humvee if needed ;)

T: (+44) 7946149571



Sam Barnes

Hi, my name's Sam. I'm a lighting assistant / digital operator with over 5 years experience. I am proficient with Capture One, and other capture software. I attained Phase One Certified Professional status last year. Also, I'm experienced in setting up teathered video setups for dual video/stills shoots. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I film and edit behind the scenes videos of shoots, examples of which can be found on my moving image folio: Note: Video production is a separate service from assisting. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ My assisting credits include still life, portrait, interior, food, and advertising in all of these categories. Personally I am interested in still life and lifestyle advertising photography. Lighting knowledge encompasses most kinds of flash & continuous heads and packs. Throughout the shoot I will always take the best care of all equipment. Please feel free to call anytime to discuss your assistant / retouching & digital capture requirements. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Cameras: Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One. Software: Capture One, Lightroom, Phocus, Camera Raw, Bridge, Photoshop ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ History: 2001: First manual camera & emerging interest in photography. 2008/9: Studied BTEC Level 3 Photography. 2009: Began assisting. 2013: Phase One Certified Professional Status.

Claudia Gannon

Am very enthusiastic, reliable, flexible and always keen to learn new skills and meet new people, speak a couple of languages (German, basic French and a little Swedish). Experience with, Digital SLRs, Medium Format (H3D & Mamiya RZ67 with leaf back), Large format cameras with film and digital backs. Work with Photoshop, Lightroom, CaptureOne, Phocus and Flexcolour software. Previously worked with Bowens lighting location and studio, Profoto and Elinchrome studio lights. Use photoshop, lightroom, and a mac every day. Good at helping with mail outs, etc as very proficient in Word/Excel/Powerpoint. Studied photography at the LCC and graduated with distinction in 2007. Would like to do more assisting, and am happy to muck in to help as much as I can. Would like to do more food & drink, portraits and lifestyle. Don’t mind early mornings and make a cracking cuppa too! :o)

T: +44 (0) 7859 056717



Johnny Burrell

Based London (South East) & Leeds in the UK. 4 years experience working as a Freelance Assistant. I have a broad range of experience working on a variety of different shoots including – Commercial and Corporate portraits Fashion Beauty Lifestyle Advertising Food / Product photography Motor I am adaptable & competent working in a studio setting or on location with all forms of lighting and camera equipment. I am confident in Capture One - monitoring a tethered shoot, checking exposures, sharpness, organising & backing up files. I have also had a lot of experience building and decorating sets, including electrics. I have a UK passport and a full, clean UK driving license and have my own car for transportation. Equipment Used: Canon 1DX, 1Ds III, 5DII, 7D. Nikon D800, 3DX, D600. Leica S2. Hasselblads H2D, H3D. Mamiya 645DF. Lighting: Elinchrom. Broncolor. Bowens. Profoto. Canon Speedlights. Tungsten. Digital / Post-Production: Photoshop Capture One Lightroom Qualifications: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in 2009. Masters Degree in photography 2012. Clients include: Adidas, Puma, Sony Playstation, Crew Clothing, Henri Lloyd, Channel 4, Waitrose, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Punk Publishing, SEAT & Asda.

Matt Davis

Over 5 years experience, Adobe Certified Expert Photoshop, 12 Assistants Awards 2009-11, Clean License, Lived in Asia and the States. My job is to support, anticipate and be positive at all times. I'm not there to art direct or save the day, i'm there to be reliable and help everything go smoothly. Lots of varied experience all over the UK and abroad including shoots with Coca Cola, Ford, BA, National Geographic, Adidas and various celebrity portraits. I love photography and i'll do whatever it takes to make sure your shoot goes well. Any doubts? Call me on 07812 787 051 for a list of photographers i’ve worked for who will be happy to recommend.

T: 07812 787 051



Thomas Farnetti

I am a very friendly and capable assistant, specialising in location, corporate, lifestyle and some still life. My current and previous clients are mostly location based, and although I enjoy shoots on the road, I am equally comfortable working late nights in the studio. I know what it takes to check exposures, sharpness, set up and efficient file management workflow and set up most kinds of continuous lights and strobes, wether packs or mono's. I own my own motorbike, so I am able to reach most areas around London. Access to a van if needs be and the budget allows it. I have excellent knowledge in Photoshop CS, Lightroom and good experience with Capture One. Cameras: Canon, Nikon, Phase One and Leaf Back. Video Operator: Canon kits; in addition to using a basic sound kit (Zoom Hn4 with boom and Senheiser lavalier). Lights: Elinchrom mono's, packs and Rangers, Bowens, Broncolor and Profoto. I graduated with a distinction FdA Photography at City & Islington, with special interests in documentary photorgaphy and Photojournalism. Also fluent in Italian and speak some French. Current and past clients include: Ben Rice, Amit Lennon, Jasper White, Robert Holmes, Peter Wood, Louis Quail, Charles Sturge, Phil Cook.

T: 077 1402 5006



Oliver Goodrich

Freelance assistant since 2005. Based in London & Brighton. Studio and location experience in the UK and Europe in a wide variety of areas, including corporate, advertising, fashion, lifestyle, portraiture, fine art, still life, interiors, product photography, catalogue, time lapse. Experienced with a wide range of cameras, lighting (flash and continuous) and software. Recently worked for: Andrew Shaylor, Dylan Thomas, James Cheadle, Liam Sharp, Ben Rice (+video), Will King, Larry Bray, Mike Ellis (+video), Jon Lilley, plus many more AOP and non-AOP photographers over the years. Shoots for: Shortlist, Apple, Gap, Wired Magazine, PWC, KPMG, Beiersdorf, easyJet, Cancer Research UK, RB Products, The Conran Store, Corbis etc. Extensive work in DSLR video, mainly shooting with my own Canon 5D Mk2, but familiar with many other cameras. Available as a video assistant or cameraman. Shoots include: Blueprint Magazine, The Royal Academy of Music, New Statesman, The Drinks Business Magazine, Shell Oil, Sadler's Wells Theatre, RIBA, Zaha Hadid Architects, Roca, Squeeze, Martin Creed etc. See vimeo link bottom left for video showreel.

Robert Radmall

Internationally experienced (10 years) London (UK) based freelance photographer’s assistant & lighting tech with extensive studio & location experience who has had the privilege of working alongside many inspirational photographers and directors across multiple genres in both the photographic & film Industry. Music industry background, people orientated with a real passion for the visual arts. GENRES: Fashion, Advertising, Corporate, Editorial, Portraiture, Architecture, Documentary & Drama. CAMERA: Canon, Hasselblad, Linhof, Leica, Mamiya, Nikon, Pentax, Phase One, Sinar & Sony. CAPTURE & POST: Capture One Pro, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Premier Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Zoom, Roland, Rode, Tascam & Sennheiser. LIGHTING: Arri, Broncolor, Bowens, Briese, Dedo, Desisti, Elinchrom, Hensel, Kino Flo, Lowel & Profoto. GRIP: Arri, Matthews, Manfrotto, Oconnor, Redrock, Sachtler & Zacuto. Full UK Passport. CV/Resume on request.

T: + 44 (0) 7958 310 110


Edmond Henry

Working in the photography industry for over 11 months and recently graduated from Falmouth University. I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. I have beginners assistant knowledge and very keen to learn. I'm available for travel and working long hours. I've been on the Photographic Assistants workshop at Direct Lighting where they showed me how to use flash equipment such as the Broncolor and have a good knowledge of Photoshop, Capture One, Leaf Capture and Mac software. Since April 2013 I've worked with Food, Still Life and Interior photographers but would love to work in any type of photography. Thanks, Ned

Popov Majda

T: 0 7828 747 026


Julien Brightwell

Professional, amiable, conscientious, and attentive. I worked at Malcolm Ryan Studios (Wimbledon) for nine months before turning freelance back in February 2005. Since then I have worked on a huge variety of shoots, from ads for the likes of Ford, Lexus, The British Heart Foundation and Adidas, to editorial for Conde Nast, Wired, Car magazine, OK and FHM, and brochures for M&S and many of the major car manufacturers. I am particularly familiar with studio based car photography, and tungsten lighting, and have a massive amount of experience on location, both in the UK and abroad. Over the years however, I have worked on an increasingly diverse range of shoots with a variety of acclaimed photographers, and am confident in my ability to deal with pretty much any subject matter. In late 2010 I gained Phase One Certified Professional status, invested in studio and location computer set-ups, and am able to offer a fast, efficient, and secure, digital capture service. More recently I have advanced my Photoshop skills with Adobe Certified Training. Please take a look at my assisting website for further information, or feel free to call/email if you wish to discuss a potential booking.

Jacob Lewis

Hello, I'm Jacob Schuhle-Lewis. I'm 31 and have years of experience in the photography industry, and several more in film and TV. I now work as an agency represented digital operator, and a photography/lighting assistant. I live in central London but have worked on jobs worldwide; from South Africa to Seattle. ·························································································································································································· On and off set I am courteous and professional. I try and think ahead to fix problems before they occur - but also listen to instruction. I remain calm under pressure and when faced with challenges. Despite my level of experience I try and keep learning, and take something new from nearly every job. ·························································································································································································· I have an extensive knowledge of light and lighting, including daylight, strobes and continuous. My time in moving image means I am equally at home with HMI, tungsten and kino as I am with flash. Although there's always new kit to learn I have a broad knowledge from speedlites to 10K arri heads, Bronocolor Super Paras, or BRIESE. ·························································································································································································· As a digital operator I am proficient with the major capture programs - Capture One, Lightroom and Phocus - and of course Photoshop. I also have a good working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Final Cut. Of course the same goes for digital cameras; Hasselblad, Canon, Nikon Mimaya and Phase. ·························································································································································································· If you're looking for an assistant with both still and video experience, I can operate several video cameras; Canon C300, the Sony F5 and RED Epic (among others).

T: 079 49 41 9908


Thomas Albrow

Freelance Assistant and Retoucher. Based in London and Cambridge. Six years experience working as an assistant. I have experience of a wide variety of shoots: Commercial and Corporate portraits, Advertising, Still life and Product photography, Food, Architectural and Editorial and Music photography. Comfortable working in studio or on location. Camera And Lighting Equipment: Hasselblad digital cameras, H2D,H3D. Mamyia 645 with digital backs. Canon 5d Mark 2 (stills and moving image). Canon 1Ds. Nikon D3, D2x, D700. Some experience using Mamiya RZ67. Sony Z7 video camera Bowens Lighting equipment. Elinchrom Lighting equipment. Canon and Nikon Speed lights. Software: Hasselblad Phocus and Flex Colour. Photoshop. Canon DPP. Able to work on both Mac and PC systems. I am an experienced retoucher with extensive knowledge of photoshop. BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Nottingham Trent University. UK Passport and Full, clean, UK driving license and car.

T: 07881 951506


Neil Stoddart

Tom Keen

A freelance assistant in London for over 5 years, I have worked for numerous photographers on a variety of shoots, fashion to food to automotive, both on location, worldwide, and in the studio. I have good knowledge of all formats from 10x8 to medium format digi-backs and all lighting from Strobe Equipment to Dedolight. Good on a Mac with retouch and of-course I am highly proficient with a kettle and cafetiere. My personal work has been exhibited in the Open and Assistants Awards. Based in South London but also with a base in Nottingham and Cambridge. I possess a full, clean driving licence and full no clams insurance. A hard working, reliable and dedicated assistant.

Chiara Galli

Hello, my name is Chiara (but you can call me Claire) I moved in London 3 years ago from sunny Italy and I've since worked as photo assistant and freelance photographer. My greatest joy working as photo assistant is to help other photographers to achieve their vision and to relieve them of some on the pressure the job always put on them. No job is too small or too big for me because everything you do on set, if done well, can make a difference for the better.

Ivo Pauls

Hello, my name is IVO PAULS and if you are looking for a great assistant, who is willing to do an extra step to help in your work, don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone number ________________________________________________________________________________________ SPECIALISATION: FASHION & ADVERTISING; ___________________________________________________________________________________________ CAMERAS: 35mm, DSLR, Mamiya, Medium format, Digital back; ________________________________________________________________________________________ LIGHTING: Strobes, HMI's, Softboxes, Beaty Dishes, Reflectors, Light meters, ________________________________________________________________________________________ SOFTWARE: MacOSX, Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut, Motion, Adobe Premiere, After Effects; ________________________________________________________________________________________ SKILLS: Studio & Location, Creative lighting, High-end retouching, Organised, Eye on details, Great chef and a host; ________________________________________________________________________________________ PERSONALITY: Simple, serious about work, fun on rest of the time; If interested in references or CV, please ask, and I'll email it.

T: +447447862822



Charlie Bettinson

T: 020 7223 9946


Nicholas Barnard

George Eyres

I am an eighteen year old photographic assistant based in Croydon, South London. I am twenty minutes away from central london. I have been assisting since January 2013. Experienced in: capture One 7, Pro Foto, Bowens, Elinchrom , Studio Lighting setups. I work for photographers, Takahito Sasaki, Ben Riggot, Anthony Edwin, Antonio Patronzio and Mike Prior. I have assisted on shoots for various magazines including: Cosmopolitan Magazine Uk, Inked Magazine NY, Fiasco, Surface China etc. I have assisted on shoots for Anne Sommers, Ogilvie and Mathers, Cadburys, etc. I am Young with a lot of energy, a very professional working attitude and extremely punctual. I have a strong interest in fashion photography and portraiture , and I am eager to work in any area of photography available.

Roy James Baron

Assistant of quality

T: +44 7855 797561



Tristan Fennell

Hi I'm Tristan and been working as a freelance digital operator, retoucher and lighting assistant for over 5 years to advertising, fashion, still life photographers in studio and on location around the UK and abroad. Just let me know where and when and I am ready to go! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please visit my blog for recent jobs I have worked on ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am an experienced digital operator with Phocus H4D-50/39 MultiShot, Capture One Pro 7 with Phase One 645 DF P45/60 and IQ 140/160/180 Canon, Nikon, Leaf, Lightroom, comp and retouch on location or in Studio with Photoshop CS5. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I can arrange iPad or additional monitor for client/photographer while shooting. Preview image delivery via and backup storage of raw images throughout the day. Optional Backup service for 3 months after shoot of raws and any retouched final files. Pre-Production and help in sourcing local rental of dry digital capture and lighting equipment. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have experience lighting with Profoto, Elinchrom, Breise Flash/Tungsten, Broncolor, HMI, Nikon SB-900, Strobe Fish Fry in studio or on location using 10/8Kw generators and 32A/16A to 13amp distribution. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bio: B.A. Dublin Institute of Technology 2002, Ireland M.A. Goldsmiths College 2007, UK

Dan Joseph

Hi All!! I'm Dan, I studied photography at Portsmouth Uni and have been assisting for a number of years now. I've worked on pretty much everything so Know what I'm doing plus I make the best cup of tea South of the river and probably North of the river too!!

Danielle Wood

Daniele Melgiovanni

Freelance assistant with over 10 years experience in fashion, life style, advertising, cars, still life, people, animals. Among all the photographers I have assisted Jay Myrdal and Bay Hippisley is the one who influenced me the most. I am very skilled with all camera formats from 10x8 to 35mm, including digital capture (Phase One, Leaf, Nikon and Canon). Lighting includes Broncolor, HMI, Tungsten, Strobe, Elinchrom, Profoto. Excellent IT skills: Photoshop, Word, Lightroom, Capture One, Mac and PC.

Neil Fox

T: 020 7274 8274



Chris Harston

A creative assistant, photographer and digital retoucher. While at art college in 2004, Chris dabbled with life drawing, graphic design and photography. Pursuing photography to degree level at Nottingham Trent University in 2006. Having utilised Photoshop since college, he has refined his skills to expert level and become professionally known as a retoucher.