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Simon Goodwin

Hi,
I have been a freelance first and second assistant and digital operator based in London for over 9 years.
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I have lots of on set experience (primarily stills and increasingly more video) using a variety of cameras, lighting and software.
Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Sony, GoPro and Sinar cameras and backs. Also basic familiarity with Arri Alexa Minis and Sony FS7s.
Arri, Bowens, Broncolor, Dedo, Elinchrom, Kino Flo, Profoto and Strobe studio and location lighting.
I am a skilled digi op and retoucher and I’m proficient with Capture One Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw, Bridge, Phocus, Leaf Capture, Sinar Capture Shop and Wacom tablets for retouching and on set comps.
And with every shoot I am getting more familiar with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Canon EOS Webcam Utility and BlackMagic ATEMs for live streaming directly from stills and motion cameras both in studios and on location.
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If needed, I have a MacBook Pro, Canon 5D Mk3 and L series lenses available for hire and am also an experienced second shooter for events or behind the scenes (stills and video).
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• Triple jabbed. I also take regular lateral flow and PCR tests and have read the AOP and APA COVID-19 Production guidelines
• UK passport
• Full clean UK driving license
• Own car and bicycle
• Non-smoker
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If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then get in touch.
M: +447760252772

Thanks

Last updated - 24th April 2022

Eryn Baxter

Hi!!

I am a Photography Assistant and Photographer based in London looking to help out photographers and production teams whenever and wherever! I’m efficient at loading most camera backs. Really focused and driven by the creative industry so I’m willing to go the extra mile. And I’m very down to Earth and genuine with a good sense of humour

Chloe Bowman

I have been working as a photographer & photographic assistant for over two years. I have experience in a variety of tasks including digital operative, lighting assistant, retouching, production, file management, prop styling, social media management and styling.

I have produced numerous photoshoots from start to finish, sourcing entire teams, creating mood boards, providing movement direction & retouching notes. I have also done prop styling for boutique gym Blok and Antler Luggage. Photographers I have assisted include Max Oppenheim, Tim Flach, Henerico Rossi, Ben Riggot, Niklas Haze and Toby Maudsley.

I have experience with Broncolor, Profoto, Bowens, Capture One & Photoshop, and I am very familiar with Canon & Hasselblad.

I graduated from an MA in photography at the London College of Communication, where I explored animal relationships in a series of still life works. My artwork is currently represented by the L A Noble Gallery, to view both my art and commercial work please click the link below:
www.chloebowmanphotography.com

I'm interested in gaining more experience as a photographic assistant particularly in still life, beauty & fashion.


Kit for Rental:
X 4 Profoto D2 1000 Air TTL Monolights
X1 Profoto Zoom Reflector
X 2 Profoto RFi SoftBox 1x6
X 1 Profoto Softlight Kit ( Silver)
X 2 Profoto Glass Dome Covers (neutral for D1 / D2 / B1X)
X 1 Canon Air Remote


Nick Collins

Hi,
I'm a London based DigiTech and lighting Gaffer with more than 12 years of experience working freelance in the photographic industry.

In my time as a photographic assistant, I have worked on shoots in just about every genre of photography imaginable, from portraiture, fashion and sport photography, all the way through to automotive, underwater and still life. I've even had the privilege of lighting the Queen for a royal portrait. Having such varied experiences in my career has put me in good stead to anticipate and find solutions to any problems that might come up on shoots.

Equipment wise, I'm happy using any brand of lighting, both flash and continuous. As a Digitech, I'm happy and well-versed in all the main camera systems, as well as Capture One, Phocus and Photoshop on both Mac and PC. I have even invented my own photographic equipment, including the Fotofortress Quick Release Tether Lock which is now available for sale in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia.

Other skills I have acquired over the years include professional rigging, from working as a scaffolder before starting my photography career. I'm also good with my hands and have the tools and the knowledge to build sets, coves and flats if needed. I have my BS7909 certificate in temporary power systems, an essential qualification if you want to work in lighting in the film and TV industry.

Finally, I also have a selection of DigiTech equipment available for hire, including a digi cart and 2 x 27 inch Eizo monitors which I'm happy to rent out for 20% less than the fees charged by the main rental houses.

Thanks so much and I look forward to working with you soon!

Ben Large

London based Assistant & Digi-Tech & Lighting Assist who is also confident shooting Video.

I've been working as a freelance Assistant & Digi tech for 5 years and have been fortunate enough to have worked on a variety of shoots including Advertising, Editorial, Still Life, Corporate, Commercial, Lifestyle all across the UK and Abroad.

Happiest when Busy.


EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE -

Camera's - Nikon, Canon, Sony, Phase One, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax
Lighting - Profoto, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Arri, Bowens, KinoFlo, Briese, Skypanels
Software - Adobe application proficiency, Capture One Pro, Chronosync, Photo Mechanic, Phocus, Final Cut Pro X

KIT -
Assistants bag - Leatherman, Gaffer Tape, Bungee cords, Grip Gloves, Pens, Diffusers, Clips, Lots of cables you may not have.

CAMERA KIT -
Sony A7R3 with Lenses, Macbook Pro (16gb Ram & 1TB SSD), DJI Phantom 4 Pro (CAA Licensed Pilot), x2 Bowens XMT500 Location Lights.


PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKED WITH -

Philip Lee Harvey, Kelvin Murray, Tom Oldham, Richard Wadey, Jason Alden, Jack terry, Michael Leckie, Charlie Clift, Rich Maciver, Mark Harrison, Josh Exell, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Catharina Pavitschitz, Rupert Peace, Wukda, Nick David, Richard Moran, Ed Cooke, Blackkksocks, Jack Bridgeland, Richard Seymour, Jack Eames, James Cannon, Stephen Hyde, Mike Ellis, Jonathan Knowles, Pete Schiazza, Patrick Harrison, Ben Duffy, Dean Chapple, Jeremy Rata, Gavin Smith, Philip Haynes, William King, James Lightbown, Phil Babb, Nick Dolding, Paul Ellis, Ben Rice, Matt Davis, Andrew Mcgibbon, Phil Hill, Olivia Richardson, Ben Gold, Tony Harris, Alun Callender, Tasos Gaitanos, David Hoare, Michael Heffernan, Darrin Jenkins, Stephen Ambrose, Seb Winter.


MORE INFO -
- Clean UK Driving License
- UK Passport
- CAA Licensed Drone Pilot
- First aid trained
- PADI diving certified



CONTACT -
www.benlarge.co.uk
07703833164
benlarge28@gmail.com
@benlarge









Ira Giorgetti

⇢ Delivering COVID-compliant photography solutions to resilient creatives, producers, creative directors, marketers, and art directors working through the complications of coronavirus and the “new normal” ⇠

I help creatives, producers, marketers, art directors, and photographic agents deliver spectacularly on their briefs and smash their client’s campaign targets by providing expert and agile end-to-end platform-specific stills photography and production services.

I take the stress and headache out of photographic production by consistently delivering irresistibly beautiful and effective imagery under minimal supervision with creative flair, big-picture insights, and years of experience across multiple verticals.

Specialties include fashion photography, lifestyle photography, portrait photography, e-commerce photography, and still life photography for advertising, digital, social, and editorial.



Sam Reeves

I am a proficient Digital Operator, Retoucher and Assistant with more than ten years experience within the photography industry.

The first few years I focused on improving my assisting and digital operating skills. I then worked at Darkroom Digital as a full time Retoucher for five years, and for the last two and a half years have been getting back on set.

Whilst I enjoyed retouching full time, I missed the variation of being on set, so returned to being freelance.

At present I am regularly assisting still life, food and drinks, lifestyle, fashion and advertising Photographers in studios and on location in the UK, Europe and the U.S.

I am experienced with all of the main lighting systems, in particular, Profoto, Broncolor, HMI’s and Kinoflo.

If required, I have a full laptop tethering and retouching set up that I can bring with me. I am also able to create tailor made workflows as well as use any existing set ups. I also have a full clean driving license and a surprisingly spacious Honda Jazz!

I really enjoy the diversity of being on set and would love to have a chat with you to discuss any possible future projects that I might be able to assist you with.



Some of the shoots I’ve worked on:
Deliveroo, KFC, Peroni, easyJet, Samsung, Just Eat, Waitrose, Gravetye Manor, Wiggle, John Lewis, Monica Vinader, Marie Claire, Boodles, Boden, Norwegian Airlines, Harrods, Bang & Olufsen, Shell, KXU Gym


Some of the Photographers I’ve worked with:
Patricia Niven, Louise Hagger, Nassima Rothacker, Richard Puller, Beate Sonnenberg, James Cannon, Holly Pickering, Dean Chalkley, Katie Hammond, Bernd Ott, Daniel Swallow, James Kar, Mark Read, Sarah Hogan, Zoe Lonergan, Phil Sills

Ed Brydon

Hi!

I am a documentary and editorial photographer based near Farnham, Surrey, less than one hour outside London. When possible, I also travel regularly to North Wales and other areas of the. I lived in New York for 15 years before returning to the UK in 2018.

In 2017 my ongoing project on people of North Welsh heritage in the northeast US was exhibited at Northern Eye Festival. It was subsequently awarded a commission from the Welsh Parliament in 2019 for exhibition around Wales in 2019-20.

Selected clients & features include: HSBC, Sterling Publishing, The Pirbright Institute, The Western Mail, The Western People, Documenting Britain, Stellazine, Rear Curtain, Pictory.

Prior to launching my freelance photography career, I was a research scientist (virology) and science communication professional for academic research institutions and a medical school in the US and UK.

I’m an enthusiastic, professional, curious and a fast learner, which is helping build up my experience after beginning to assist in the last year. I have found that my Ph.D., training and the specialist knowledge I have in science and medicine gives credibility and an ability to pick up on technical scientific language that puts scientists at ease when I'm talking to and photographing them. Having been on the communications and marketing side I have experience of the requirements and pressures communications, media and marketing teams have when commissioning work, which enables me to understand their needs and communicate calmly and clearly with them. I also apply these skills in non-scientific or medical disciplines and situations.

I am a user of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and am currently learning CaptureOne and PhotoMechanic.

I've assisted in studio with photographers using PhaseOne, Profoto and Elinchrom kits.

I use both digital and film kits.
Digital: Current - Fujifilm X, prior experience of Canon 5D II
Film: Leica M6TTL, Hasselbad Xpan, Yashica 635 TLR. I develop and print my own black & white negatives.

British national (and passport)
Clean driving license (own a car).

Happy to travel for work. Please get in touch! Best wishes, and take care,

Ed

Matthew Johnson

A photographer based in London, specialising in portraiture, reportage and classical music.

From internationally renowned musicians, festivals, live performances and concerts, cyclists, and surfers. My work covers a diverse range of subjects both in commissioned work to personal projects. By documenting the arts, performance, athletes, and the great outdoors, my work explores themes of community, wellbeing, and the arts.

I have photographed for album covers, record labels, musicians, ensembles, live music, and classical festivals. I have also worked with arts organisations, brands, athletes, design studios, and assisted on shoots with Olivia Colman, Gary Oldman, and Ferdinand Kingsley.

My book, ‘Cyclists of London’, was self-published in summer 2020 post-lockdown and is a photographic journal, documenting some of the city’s many cyclists. In January 2021, I self-published a limited edition zine, Saltburn Surfers.

Valerio Lettieri

Hi, I’m Valerio. I have been working in the photography industry since 2015. Before assisting, I was a retouching teacher at a photography school in London. I started as a studio assistant and then I moved on to first/second assistant as well as digital operator and retoucher. Originally from Italy, I’m now based in south London.

Over the years I have worked with a number of photographers both in Italy and in the UK. I have spent most of my assisting time on location, around Europe and the Middle East. This has given me a deep understanding on how to travel with photographic equipment and how to quickly tackle challenging weather conditions when the team needs to be most efficient.
I have experience shooting in extreme cold / hot environments and also as a second shooter for events.

I’m highly proficient in post production and colour management. I’m accustomed to working fast under tight deadlines and to delivering files for either digital or print use.

Here’s an overview of my skills:
- Camera systems: Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Leica.

- Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Arri, LED’s, Dedo.

- Software and post production: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera RAW, Bridge, Final Cut Pro, Wacom, VR and 360° stills.

- Languages: mother tongue Italian, fluent English, basic French

Equipment available to rent:
- 15-inch MacBook Pro (includes Capture One Pro, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom)
- 27-inch Benq Monitor
- Datacolor Spyder 5 Pro
- Wacom Intuos Pro Small
- Nikon D800 + lenses
- Leica M240 + lenses
- Hand painted background
- Manfrotto 190 Tripod + 410 Micro-metric geared head
- F&V K4000 SE Daylight LED Panel
- 500W flashes with a wide range of light shapers

Travel:
I hold an Italian passport, a UK driving license and I have my own car and bicycle.
I’m happy to travel/drive anywhere if required.

Bonus:
I play guitar and I’m a very good cook!


Please, get in touch to chat about your specific needs.
References can be provided on request.

Megan Ellwood

Hi Im Meg!
I am an assistant and photographer based in Birmingham. I have three years assisting experience both in studio and on location. I have experience working with Broncolor and Profoto equipment.
I am double vaccinated against Covid19 and I am willing to commute to shoots.

T: 07983872678

E: meganellwood2001@gmail.com

James Parker

Assistant and Digital Operator since 2015.

Working around the world on productions, with a selection of teams, ranging from large advertising productions, to smaller editorial's. From the moment your job is confirmed, I like to jump in to get a clear idea of who you are, what equipment you work with and the end results that you require.

Grip and camera knowledge is vast and varied, having used the equipment extensively whilst working for a kit rental company in London.

Photographers/Directors assisted include: Greg White, Tim Flach, Sebastien Nevols, Sam Robinson, Greg Funnell, Jon Enoch, Sophia Spring, Nassima Rothacker, to name but a few...



E. james.chris.parker@gmail.com
T. +44 (0) 7429068165

T: +44 (0) 7429068165

E: james.chris.parker@gmail.com

Pim van Baalen

Hello, I'm Pim.

I work as a technical production planner, Gaffer/Light technician, and digital operator.

After working in the industry for over 7 years in various roles, I started a technical production company named Pim Productions. I take care of the whole technical side of your production, so photographers and DOP's can focus on the creative side of the job, in both preparation and on set.

I can help you out with; light design, making equipment lists, liaising with equipment rentals, gathering the right technical team for the job, and giving you a hand on set.

Photographers and DOP's enjoy working with me as it allows them to focus on what they do best: making images.

I'm based in London but working worldwide.

If there is anything I can help you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Aidan Saunders

Hi!

I am a recent graduate from Nottingham Trent University, who graduated with a 2:1 in BA Photography. I am currently looking for experience with assisting photographers around the London area. I am very flexible with my time, and am keen to expand my knowledge and experience through working with different people in different locations. I currently work as a freelance studio photography assistant for a company but as this is freelance, my time is flexible.

Since moving to London, I have become trained as a Digi/Image coordinator, styling assistant and have coordinated the styling for a few lifestyle shoots.

My personal photography work often focuses on the stories and experiences of people captured through photography. My interests and projects lie between the genres of portraiture and fashion, mainly in a studio environment. Often working with 35mm film or digital, I endeavour to create relationships between model and myself to discover experiences conveyed and spoken about through photography. My current project, Breaking the Binary, is a zine which engages with the representation of the trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming community through interviews and capturing personal portraits/fashion imagery. This project has increased its longevity to become a project expanding past University. I endeavour to attend London Fashion Weeks too. I aspire to work within a studio working for an e-commerce brand, taking images for their websites and other sales points. At the moment, I am trying to gain as much experience and knowledge with working within the studio.

My personal work has been exhibited at Backlit Gallery Nottingham, and Breaking the Binary is soon to be exhibited at OFF Bratislava.

I have worked for small fashion brands, small student businesses and a range of other businesses. My clients have booked me for fashion shoots, headshots and personal images too.

Cameras: Nikon & Canon. Digital and 35mm.
Software: Adobe; Lightroom, Photoshop and Indesign. Capture one, MAC & Windows OS, Microsoft; Powerpoint, Excel and Word.
I've worked with: David Baird, Adam Shaw and Ross Brind.

I am located mainly in London, and sometimes in the South West (Bath/Bristol), but I am willing to drive.
I hold a full UK driving license, and have a car.
I hold a UK passport too.


Please get in touch to chat about your enquiries!

Emily Edwards

Norwich University of the Arts graduate Emily Edwards is a still life, food & drink photographer based in London.

Since graduating from BA (Hons) Photography in 2021, Emily moved into a full-time photographer’s assistant position for two highly accomplished photographers Colin Campbell and Sara Morris. Predominantly her role consists of working on food, drink and still life advertising campaigns, as well as editorial and TV commercials; working alongside a wide range of creatives including food & prop stylists, set designers and clients.

Alongside her full-time role as an Assistant, she continues to work on her own personal projects. These projects continue to showcase striking attention to colour and graphical elements, altering the perception of traditional food and drink photography, presenting subjects in a playful and contemporary manner. Many of Emily’s shots have gone on to be shortlisted in well-respected photography awards including the AOP, Equal Lens and the Vice.

Cameras: Canon & Phase One.
Software: Adobe; Lightroom, Photoshop & Indesign. Capture One, Helicon Focus, MAC & Windows OS, Microsoft; Powerpoint, Excel & Word.
Assisted Photographers: Colin Campbell, Sara Morris, Tim Flack, Jonathan Knowles, Nick Eagle, Scott Grummett.

Full UK driving license.
UK passport.
Double vaccinated and boosted against Covid 19.

Felix Hall Close

Photographer + Assistant.

Based in London.

Happy to travel.

One year + four months experience working as an assistant.

Comfortable working in studio + on location.

CAMERAS (DIGITAL + ANALOGUE)
Canon. Fuji. Hasselblad. Horseman. Linhof. Mamiya. MPP. Nikon. Olympus. Pentax. Phase One. Sinar.

CAMERA KIT
Canon 5DS - 28mm f1.8 USM, 50mm f1.4 USM, 85mm f1.2L II USM.
Manfrotto 290 dual + 410 Micro-metric geared head. Manfrotto Compact Light.
Sekonic Flashmate L-308S.
Macbook Pro 15"(2015).

Olympus OM1 - 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm + accessories.
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II - 50mm, 110mm, 180mm + accessories.
MPP MK7 - 90mm, 135mm, 150mm, + accessories.
Horseman 450 Monorail

DIGITAL
Adobe; Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign. Capture One. Epson Scan. Flex Colour. Hasselblad Imacon. Mac OS.
Microsoft; Powerpoint, Excel + Word. Tether Pro. Windows.

LIGHTING
Bowens (Esprit 500 + 500DX). Broncolor (Pulso G + Grafit A4). Elinchrom. Godox (AD1200Pro). Profoto (7B+B10).

DARKROOM
Loading and unloading 35mm - 8x10 film.
Black and white/colour darkroom processing + printing. (35mm - 4x5).

ASSISTED PHOTOGRAPHERS
Alun Callender. Phil Fisk. Sarel Jansen. Simon Phipps. Oskar Proctor. Simon Roberts. Edmund Sumner. Taran Wilkhu. Dan Williams.

Kingston School of Art, BA (Hons) Photography
(First Class Honours)

MORE INFO
Triple vaccinated (Covid 19).
UK passport.



Shiv Kanagaratnam

**April 2022 - Paternity break until end May 2022**

Hi there. I'm Shiv, a digital operator and lighting assistant based in London. I've been working within the photography industry since 2008 when I started out at Spring Studios.

Having worked as a digital operator for over 10 years I have extensive experience with Capture One, Phocus, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge. I frequently work with Hasselblad, Phase One, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Contax cameras.

I often supply and use my own MacBook Pros, Eizo screens, work stations and cabling on Advertising shoots to provide multiple viewing points to aid social distancing and client comfort. This can be wireless or wired and I can tailor the package to your budget and location.

Although I no longer actively retouch, I have in the past retouched campaigns for Ikea and Subway as well as portraits of celebrities and various editorials. On-set comping and rough retouching to show clients quick mock-ups isn’t a problem.

I have experience creating lighting plans from references with flash or continuous lighting using Profoto, Elinchrom, Briese, Broncolor, Strobe, Tungsten, HMI, Kinoflo and LED panels in the studio or on location using generators.

UK passport holder
Photographic Techinican Member of BECTU
Lover of 80s music

T: 07932755466

E: info@digik.co.uk

W: www.digik.co.uk

Becky Sherwin

Becky Sherwin is a both a photographer and assistant, specialising in fashion, and portraiture, but with industry experience in all genres of photography. Clients include; JW Anderson, Soap and Glory, Liz Earle, N07, Nespresso, and Starbucks.

Mark Griffiths

Very experienced in all formats and most kinds of lighting.

Strong retouch, lighting and digital operating skills.

Experienced in studio and on location both in London and abroad.

Full car and motorbike license.

Conrad Ohnuki

Before photography I worked with explosives across the world, so I'm very good at keeping calm.

Freelance lighting assistant and Digi-op based in Manchester. 

Experienced operating and troubling-shooting all the usual still and video lighting equipment.

Digi equipment available for hire: Laptop, calibrated monitor, Seaport case, hyperjuice battery kit.

Full, clean driving licence. Colorama compatible estate car.

Bright orange Peli case full of the stuff you might have forgotten.

Tall and skinny so can reach things and get in awkward places. 

Also Australian.

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.

T: 07711502454

E: meldany21@yahoo.com

Niall Doyle

FREELANCE CREATIVE RETOUCHER - LONDON

COMPUTER SKILLS - MAC USER, PHOTOSHOP, CAPTURE ONE, LIGHTROOM, BRIDGE, PHOCUS, ILLUSTRATOR (BASIC), INDESIGN (BASIC), FINAL CUT PRO (BASIC)


CLIENTS

PUBLICATIONS
BRITISH VOGUE, ELLE, GLAMOUR GERMANY, GQ, INSTYLE, LONDON EVENING STANDARD, MARIE CLAIRE, METRO, REPLICA MAGAZINE, REVUE, SUNDAY LIFE, THE TIMES NEWSPAPER, VOGUE ONLINE, WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR ITALY

CELEBRITIES
ELLIE GOULDING, DAISY RIDLY, KIERNAN SHIPKA, LUI WEN, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, QUINCY JONES, TRACEE ELLISS ROSS,

FASHION & BEAUTY
BIKKEMBERG, CHANEL, CRESTBRIDGE, FERRAGAMO, HOUSE OF HOLLAND, NET-A-PORTER, SANDRO, PAM WEINSTOCK, SUPERDRY, TOMMY HILFIGER

COSMETICS & PRODUCTS
BOOTS, BOOTS OPTICIANS, CHANEL, NO7, SIMPLE, UNILEVER, WILKOS

FOOD & DRINK
BLACK & WHITE WHISKY, DIAGEO, JOHNNIE WALKER WHISKY, MONTE ROSSO, SAINSBURYS, TESCO

HOME & LIFESTYLE
ARGOS, ASDA, DREAMS, DUNELM, HASBRO, CHICKEN SHED, HABITAT, HOMEBASE,
HOWDEN, JYSK, KINGFISHER, LITTLE GREEN SHEEP, SAINSBURYS, SNUZ, TESCO
WILKOS

HOLLYWOOD MOVIES
THE RHYTHM SECTION (2019)
STAR WARS EPISODE VII (2015)

BIPP MIDLANDS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015
HASSELBLAD MASTERS FINALIST 2016

Bruce Horak

I’ve been working in the photographic industry since 2008. In that time I’ve held both freelance and full time positions as a photo assistant, digital operator, studio manager and production manager. I am a Phase One Certified Professional and equally experienced and capable with lighting and digital work.

Before moving to London in 2015 I was based between South Africa and Germany.
Over the years I have worked on projects across all genres from still life studio shoots to on location outdoor projects in difficult environments. I most enjoy advertising, portraiture, lifestyle, travel and documentary work. I can provide a list of references on request.

This is summary of the equipment I have most experience with:

CAMERA:
Phase One (Certified Professional). Hasselblad. Canon. Nikon. Sony. Mamiya. Pentax

DIGITAL:
Capture One (Certified Professional). Lightroom. Photoshop. Bridge. Mac OS. Wacom graphics tablet

LIGHTING:
Strobe lighting including Profoto. Broncolor. Briese. Elinchrom…
Constant lighting including HMI. Tungsten. Kino flow. LED’s. Dedo light…

EQUIPMENT RENTAL:
I can provide a digital capture location kit including: Macbook Pro M1. Eizo Monitor. Workcase + Tripod. Hyperjuice Batteries. Tether cables. Wacom graphics tablet. Keyboards. Trackpads
I also have Camera Kit (Nikon D850 + lenses) available

I believe that doing my job well allows a photographer to put more of their energy into making great pictures while knowing that the technical details and everything outside the viewfinder is taken care of - whether its lighting, digital workflow or logistics. Please feel free to give me call if you'd like to discuss any projects or have any questions.

T: +44(0)7481470647

E: brucehorak@hotmail.com

Alex Ingram

Hi! I'm Alex, a London based Phase One Certified Digital Operator and lighting technician working in the industry for 8 years, with a clean drivers license and UK passport.

Having worked on over 1000 shoots over the past 8 years, I have extensive experience of all aspects of a shoot day, from creating detailed lighting plans and kit lists based on client references, to providing kit and technical support on the day and ensuring seamless file organisation.

I have been first assistant and digital operator on large-scale commercial and advertising commissions for leading global brands, as well as working on small lifestyle and editorial jobs.

Have a shoot coming up? Get in touch!


Phase One Certified Technician
Profoto Certified Professional
Photographic Techinican Member of BECTU
UK Passport
UK Drivers License & Car


Kit available for hire:

16" Macbook Pro 2021, M1 Max, 64GB, 4tb ssd
Digital location kit

Canon 5DSR
Canon 5Dmkiii
Canon 16-35mm f2.8ii L
Canon 24-70mm f2.8ii L
Canon 35mm f1.4L
Canon 50mm f1.2L
Canon 85mm f1.2L

Profoto b1 2 head kit
Profoto A1x
Profoto 5ft Octa
Profoto 3ft Octa
Photek Medium softlighter

Profoto Air Remote
Profoto Air TTLC
California Sunbounce

Jerri Nagel

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My name is Jerri Nagel, and I am from Cape Town, South Africa where I grew up and started my passion for photography.
I studied at ORMS Cape Town School of Photography, where I was taught extensively on every aspect of the photography medium. Since my graduation I have been assisting photographers, as well as building my own portfolio.

I have a massive passion for fashion and beauty photography, but always willing to gain knowledge on different types of photography. I am a very hardworking person, who stays dedicated to producing the best work possible with every job. I firmly believe you are only as good as your previous job, so you always need to strive for pushing yourself more.
I have participated in a few exhibitions at ORMS, as well as collaborated with designers and brands. I have knowledge on both studio, studio lighting and location based shoots, and can assist on both.

I would love the opportunity to assist you in your jobs, and help make it easier as well as learning from you.
My CV is on hand if you would like to request it.

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