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Ned Henry

Ned Henry is a retoucher and photographic assistant, based in London. He can deliver smooth workflow and file handling and has good knowledge of PC and Mac software, using Capture One and Photoshop regularly. After graduating from a BA Photography course at Falmouth University in mid 2013 he moved to London to pursue a career as a photographer. Through assisting and retouching he hopes to gain further industry experience and build up a portfolio to go out on his own. Ned's main interest of photography is Architecture and Interiors but he's adapted to working in different fields with numerous photographers. His understanding of lighting and composition allows him to assist on set and add a creative input.

T: 07745648073


Josh Redman

Winner of the AOP Assistant Award 2014! Please read the recommendations below from various photographers regarding my assisting. I have assisted the following photographers: Michael Micheals: Mike Ellis: Matthew Joseph: Sam Hofman: Matt Hass: Sarel Jansen: Matthew Beedle: Matthew Booth: Marcelo Benfield: Mark Albertsen: Ria Osbourne: Paul Broadrick: Arnaud Stephenson: Nicola Schafer: Daniel Campagne: Peter Searle: I have assisted on a wide variety of shoots both on location and in studio for editorial and advertising, with subjects including still life, people, fashion, corporate and interiors. Cients have included Gordon's Gin, Audi, Hovis, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Thomas Cook, GQ magazine, Sainsbury's, Ticketmaster and Sports Direct. Matthew Booth says: "Josh has worked with me for some time now. I use him as a reliable and highly adept assistant. He is an excellent photographer himself, producing high quality images with a creative flair. I would recommend him to anyone." Matthew Beedle says: "I recently hired Josh whilst I was one armed for a few weeks after a cycling accident and did not regret it. He was knowledgeable, creative, punctual and willing to work on each project as if it was his own. I would highly recommend Josh for any assisting work at a range of levels and if you can take him on full time, do it! Thanks again." Nicola Schafer says: "Josh did a great job assisting me on a photo shoot last year. He was prompt, helpful, and able to know what was required without needing to be asked. He had all the practical skills required from an assistant and he is also a highly skilled and extremely creative photographer. I recommend him highly and would hire him again." I am happy to provide behind the scenes photography if you require this - CV can be found here: My knowledge of equipment is fairly broad, so please get in touch if you need to know my expertise in any particular setup. I have used various brands of lights/cameras/software and have good experience in both location and studio work. I have very strong interests in visual and musical culture. Before immersing myself full time in photography, I was a potter and sculptor for nine years and have a first class degree in fine art ceramics.

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


Simon Goodwin

Hello, I have been working as a freelance first and second assistant in London for the past 6 years. ------------------- I have lots of on set experience using a variety of cameras, lighting and software. Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, GoPro and Sinar cameras and backs. Arri, Bowens, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Kino Flo, Profoto and Strobe studio and location lighting. I am a skilled digital operator and retoucher and I’m proficient with Capture One Pro, Leaf Capture, Phocus, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw and Sinar Capture Shop, plus various plug-ins from VSCO and Alien Skin. Lastly, I have a full clean UK driving license and passport. ------------------- If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then please get in touch. M: 07760 252772

T: 0044 7760 252772



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



Stephen Ambrose

Clients: Adam Hinton, Nick Georgiou, Chris Frazer-Smith. Experienced

Popov Majda

T: 0 7828 747 026


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, education, healthcare, portraiture, fine art, still life, interiors, product photography, catalogue, time lapse. Experienced with a wide range of cameras, lighting (flash and continuous) and software. Worked for many photographers AOP and non-AOP over the years. Shoots for: Shortlist, Apple, Vodafone, Gap, Wired Magazine, McLaren, PWC, KPMG, Beiersdorf, easyJet, Cancer Research UK, RB Products, The Conran Store, Corbis etc. Extensive work in video, mainly shooting with my own Canon C100 and 5D Mk2, but familiar with many other cameras. Available as a video assistant or cameraman. Shoots include: Barclays, Brown Brothers Harriman, Blueprint Magazine, Google, Unicef, The Royal Academy of Music, New Statesman, The Drinks Business Magazine, Shell Oil, Sadler's Wells Theatre, RIBA, Zaha Hadid Architects etc. See vimeo link bottom left for video showreel. Up to date DBS (formerly CRB) check, public liability and those kind of boring but necessary things. Despite the highly factual profile, I also have a personality, which also includes a sense of humour...

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.

Nicholas Barnard

Roy James Baron

Assistant of quality

T: +44 7855 797561



Kerry Beckingsale

Working as a commercial photographer in Bicester shooting furniture, cars, food, people, and lighting to name a few.

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 8 with Phase One 645 DF P45/60 and IQ 140/160/180/250 Canon, Nikon, Leaf, Lightroom, comp and retouch on location or in Studio with Photoshop CC. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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

Karl Donovan

London based assistant available worldwide. Providing regular assistance across a range of briefs including still-life, fashion, advertising, commercial, editoril and corporate. With a positive attitude and impeccable organisational skills; accompanied by a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm, Karl offers a hands-on, practical and creative approach to problem solving. Alongside this he has three years experience as a staff Photographer for Paul Smith shooting in-house still life and product photographs for e-commerce. Knowledge Highly proficient with Mac computers, Wacom Hardware and various software packages. Adobe Photoshop, Capture One Pro, Digital Photo Professional. Camera Systems Canon including 1Ds MkIII & 5D MkII & Mk III, Phase One (P30+ & P45+), Hasselblad 503CW and H System. Film knowledge up to 5X4. Lighting Adept in both studio and location lighting, familiar with Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom, Bowens and Kino Flo. Full Clean UK Driving Licence – Valid UK Passport - Non-Smoker

Harry Sleightholme

Hello, my name is Harry and I am a London based freelance assistant and Phase One Certified Digital Operator. I have 3 years experience in the industry, across a wide range of areas, including advertising, fashion, architecture and still life. I am experienced both on location and in studios, using a variety of different kit from Leaf and Phase One backs with technical cameras to Canon & Nikon DSLRS, from Profoto and Broncolor to HMI and Kino flo. Above all else, I'm an honest and hardworking person that is professional and diligent in everything I do, whether its looking after clients or retouching final images.

Fenella Mett

Neil Fox

T: 020 7274 8274



Emil Cohen

2014. Masters of Fine Art from The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. He photographs and assists for both commercial and fine art work. Dual citizen of U.S/Canada and has a UK Work Visa. Available for full time or part time work. SKILLS: *Proficient, but not limited to: *Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, InDesign, Aperture *Capture One, Phocus *Digital Camera: Canon Mark II and III Cameras, Nikon D80 and above + *Professional Studio Lighting Equipment (Profoto, Canon, Dyna, Norman) *Analog Cameras: 4x5, 8x10, 6x7, 6x6 Hasselblad camera, 35mm *MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel *Web design

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.

Lee Thompson

I have a good understanding of the pressures of leading a photo shoot, and know the importance of photographers being supported by capable and intuitive assistants. More than anything, I am versatile, enthusiastic and technically proficient, and would greatly value the opportunity to support your work in any way that would be useful to you! As a Fine Art Photography graduate and professional photographer & assistant with a long-standing love of the visual arts, I have worked in a range of settings and genres – my practice spans conceptual projects as well as commercial and advertising commissions for leading fashion houses and publications- as well as film making and documentary works. I have years of experience providing assistant support, and most recently, leading a studio team as in-house senior photographer. I bring passion and commitment to all of my projects, and am in constant pursuit of new ideas and inspiration. _____________________________TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY________________________________ CAPTURE & POST Mac & PC Platforms, Adobe Photoshop CS5: Adobe Certified in visual communications using Adobe CS5, PhaseOne Capture One Pro7, Adobe Lightroom 5, Final Cut Pro, Tablet, Negative Scanning Hasselblad Flextight & Epson Perfection V750Pro, Word & Excel CAMERA & LIGHTING PhaseOne P+Series, Hasselblad H Systems, Canon/Nikon DSLR’s, Analogue large/Medium/35mm format, Video DV/HD/DSLR’s Cameras, Studio flash lighting Profoto ProSystems, Bowens, Briese Lichttechnik Focus, and HMI, Continuous Arri Tungsten/ Florescent/ KinoFlow Systems TRADITIONAL Film processing. Skilled traditional Wet room B&W/Colour Mural Printer, Toner and chemical formulator; Mentor: John Blakemore. Self-taught finisher: Photo spotting, Window mounting, Framing and installation _____________________________KIT INCLUDED IN SERVICE_________________________________ Nikon D700 and Canon Mark ii (back up bodies), Hasselblad 500c, Nikon Fm3a bodies, lenses, Lee Filter systems and film making accessories including Shoulder Cam Rig, Kanova slider, Zacuto viewfinder, Manfrotto tripod and fluid head, Macbook Pro Retina, Capture One, Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS6. _______________________CLEAN DRIVERS LICENCE & UK PASSPORT_________________________ Included in day rate is use of my car. VW Golf estate which is ideal for transporting larger crews and additional equipment.

Mike Dodd

I work with automotive, industrial, interior and portrait photographers and set builders. I’m very well versed with tungsten and also use Profoto, Elinchrom, Broncolor and the Bron-Studio software. Although I have a solid understanding of Capture One, Bridge and Photoshop I’ll be honest in that I’m not often required to work with them as an assistant as most of the guys I have worked with up till now look after their own workflow. I’m in my 30's, a non-smoker and have a full drivers and motorcycle license and am an experienced very competent international driver with lots of tracking and rig shot experience. I have a car and motorcycle so transport so I can be in any location with ease. I’m and experienced and confident traveller and an easygoing companion when spending hours in close proximity with others day after day on location or in the studio. Some of the guys I’ve worked with: Trigger Mark Bramley Richard Prescott Mark Fagelson John Wycherley Justin Leighton Patrick Gosling Oli Tennent

T: +44 7958603989


Johnny Burrell

Based in Leeds & London, UK. 5 years experience working as a Freelance Assistant & Digi Op. 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 as a Digi-Op using 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. Additionally I also have 3 years experience working with video and constant lighting for film. I have worked on online corporate video content, music videos and TV commericals. 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. Sony FS700. Lighting: Elinchrom. Broncolor. Bowens. Profoto. Canon Speedlights. Tungsten. Dedolight. Arri. Kino-Flo. 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, De Veres, SEAT & Asda.

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 AOP Open, AOP Assistants Awards and Portrait Salon Competition. 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.

Andy Carver

Andy has been assisting for just over five years now, the first eighteen months of this, he was full time assistant to Richard Glover, specialising in architecture. Since then Andy has been freelancing working with a broad base of different photographers almost exclusively on location, including fashion, corporate, advertising, tv stills and interiors. Andy has a comprehensive knowledge of professional camera systems and lighting whether it be on location or in the studio. In addion he has worked with many of the leading pro digital systems, inc Canon, Nikon, imacon, Sinar and H25. and this also includes processing files and hi end scanning and is the proud holder of a full clean UK driving licence.

Emma Townsend

Photography has been my passion for many years and I enjoy every aspect. Over the years I have worked as an assistant for many leading photographers including Mike Venables, Phil Surbey, Carol Sharp, Vera Kodajova and Nadav Kander on a wide variety of studio and location shots. This has given me a wide range of experience and a insight to many different techniques and set ups.

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.

T: UK +44 (0)7905 744250



Felipe Tozzato

Friendly experienced assistant and freelance photographer, London-based (SE1), highly organised, attention to detail and good manners. Graduated in BA(Hons) Digital Photography from London South Bank University in 2014. Background in International Commerce. Involved in all areas of photography, quick learner and hard working. Very practical, will show initiative to get things done and always open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Three years of experience freelance assisting in the studio (magazine editorials, food & still life, advertising for M&S, Morrisons); and on location (architecture & interiors in prominent sites such as the Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Academy). Fluent in English and Portuguese; understands Spanish. 32 years old. Well travelled. Owner of Canon 5D MkII, Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 5, Capture One 7 and Wacom tablet. Familiar with Nikon. Experience photographing commercially in various segments: from e-commerce to school portraits; from a rugby calendar commission to Google virtual tours of business interiors. Familiar with Leaf back on 5x4, HMI, Bowens, Profoto, Dedo and others. A little experience also with Hasselblad.

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