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Rebecca Gray

Assisting photographer working full-time in the South-East and South-West, with family bases in many parts of UK.

I've been working as an assistant full-time for 4 years and prior to that I worked part-time for 2 years, including the last year of my degree at UWE. In the short time that I've been working I've gained experience with small teams on location to large sets in studio. I'm sharp-minded, adaptable, tech-smart and a quick learner, plus I'm incredibly calm and easy to get on with.

People I work with: Mark Harrison, Joe Giacomet, Charlie Clift, Sian Irvine

Clients I've assisted on shoot for: Sainsburys, The Guardian, The Observer, Radio Times, McDonalds, PepsiCo, Waitrose, TFL, GQ, Channel 4, BBC Three, Attitude Magazine, Adidas, Vespa, My Hermes

Ed Brydon


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,


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

Simon Goodwin

I have been a freelance digital operator as well as first and second assistant based in London for over 10 years.
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, Leica, GoPro and Sinar cameras and backs. Also basic familiarity with Arri Alexa Minis and Sony FS7s.
Apurture, Arri, Bowens, Broncolor, Dedo, Elinchrom, Godox, 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, on set comps and grades.
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.
If needed, I have a MacBook Pro, iPad 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).
• UK passport
• Full clean UK driving license
• Own car and bicycle
• Non-smoker
If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then get in touch.
M: +447760252772


Last updated - 1st November 2022

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.


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

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

Canon R5 / EF 24-70 42.8 / EF 70-200 f4 / EF 85mm 1.4 / EF 35mm F2 / BMPCC 6K Pro.
Macbook Pro (16gb Ram & 1TB SSD), DJI Phantom 4 Pro (CAA Licensed Pilot), x2 Bowens XMT500 Location Lights.


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, Nick David, Richard Moran, Ed Cooke, Blackkksocks, Jack Bridgeland, Richard Seymour, James Cannon, Jonathan Knowles, Patrick Harrison, Ben Duffy, Philip Haynes, Nick Dolding, Matt Davis, Ben Gold, Michael Heffernan, Stephen Ambrose, Seb Winter.

- Clean UK Driving License
- UK Passport
- CAA Licensed Drone Pilot
- First aid trained


Tanc Newbury

Hi I’m Tanc Newbury, and I'm a freelance Digi Tech and analogue and digital Lighting Assistant based in Hackney.

I’m super geeky and tech-savvy about everything photographic as well as upbeat, passionate and super sociable.


Digi Tech (2016-Present)
1st Assistant/Lighting Tech (2017-Present)
2nd Assistant (2015-2019)


DIGI 6+ Years
Tethered capture | Capture One 11, 12 and 20 | Photoshop CC | Creating Network for Connecting Capture One to Capture Pilot | Phocus | Chronosync | On-set Comps | Plating | Focus-Checking | Grading | Colour Correction | Keystoning | Annotating | Moodboards | Marking Selects | Contact Sheets | Exporting Full/Low Res etc | Retouching Skin | Removing or Extending Objects | Liquify Tool | Adding Copy or Cover Design Overlays to check Composition | Digi-backs | Colour Calibrating Monitors such as Eizo ColorEdge | Creating GIFs from Stills | Bridge CC | Lightroom CC & Classic | Software Shortcuts | Hyperjuice Batteries | Seaport Case Workflow |
Troubleshooting protocol | Colorbrite ColorChecker |
Mac OS best practice | Phase One Certification Pre-Test Completed |
Direct Photographic Equipment & Lighting Training Certificated

Canon | Nikon | Phase One XF & XT + IQ | Hasselblad H | Fuji GFX |

Mamiya RB/RZ67 (incl dark-plate holder trick, so they never get lost) | Mamiya 7 | Pentax 67 | Hasselblad 500 series | Fuji GA645 | Contax G & 645| Rolleiflex | Polaroid & most 35mm… [au fait with settings, zone metering, pushing/pulling film, have 20/20 vision for double-checking focus & can load & unload film at speed]

Highly adept with all commonly used strobe & continuous lighting:
Flash heads, HMI, tungsten, LED, kinoflo/fluorescent | Profoto | Elinchrom | HMI | Arri Sky Panels | Briese | Broncolor | Bowens |
Kino-Flo | Short Flash Duration ’Freeze’ | Light Meters | Softboxes | Shoot-through umbrellas | Polys | Flags | Safely Counter-weighting Boom Arms | Negative Fill | "Book Lighting” | Briese Umbrellas | Beauty Dishes | Grids | Gels | Snoots | Cinefoil | Scrims | California | Dedolights | Sunbounce and other boom-operated diffusers


Mark Harrison | Sophia Spring | Eva Schwank | Abi Campbell | Olivia Bearsley | Doh Lee | Hannah Maule-Ffinch | Steve Howse | Richard Cannon | Pal Hansen | Paul Farnham | Muir Vidler | Jamie Mcgregor Smith | Jonathan Ford | Steve Ryan | Henrik Knudsen | Janie Airey | David Ellis | Andrew Woffinden | Jason Bailey | Syndi Huang |
Adrian Weinbrecht | JI+DOH | Harleymoon Kemp | Alan Powdrill |


Elizabeth Hoff | Michael Leckie | Paul Farnham | Eva Schwank | Jonathan Ford | Jamie Mcgregor Smith | Adrian Weinbrecht | JI+DOH | Kerry Harrison | Alan Powdrill | Steve Ryan | Syndi Huang


The Berkeley | Claridges | Chanel | Schön! | Savoir | Stella McCartney | Good Housekeeping | Zara | Emmy Magazine | How To Spend It | Sunday Times Magazine | Linda McCartney | The Guardian | Aviva


Clean UK Driving Licence (can drive cars, transit vans, mini-buses, can drive away security guards [just kidding but I do know how to speak with them politely & effectively…] Comfortable with both left- & right-hand drive, automatic & manual transition)

6’2” & strong (can carry big things)

Portable speaker & good, super-wide-ranging taste in music & a feel for what matches the mood of a shot/story. (On request, obvs)

Assisting Photographer Member of the AOP

Member of BECTU Photo Technician Union

Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance

ZipCar / ZipVan subscription


PHASE ONE Phase One Certified Professional – June 2022
DIGIBOUTIQUE Digi Masterclass
DIRECT DIGITAL Lighting Tech Photo Assistant Training


ITALIAN Fluent with fully native accent

AOP Emerging Photographer Spotlight, 2020
Guardian Student Travel Writer of the Year, 2006
Short-listed for NUS/Press Association Travel Journalist of the Year,

2021 Macbook M1 Pro 14” | Nikon D810, 50mm f1.4D, 24-70 f2.8G, & 80-200 f2.8D Nikkor Lenses | Wacom | Tether Tools tether cable | Tether Lock | Seaport Case | SB-900 Flashgun | Manfrotto MT055C-XPRO4 Carbon Fibre Tripod | Junior Geared 3-Way Head | Gitzo Off-Centre Magnesium Ball Head | Manfrotto MVH502AH Pro Video Fluid Head | iPhone 11 Pro Max (for Capture Pilot/Cascable) | Nikon FE2 | Nikon F100 | DJI Osmo Mobile 3 (for smooth BTS videos)

Minolta Light Meter & pretty much all conceivable assisting gear, incl: Leatherman Surge Multitool | Tape measure | Sunscreen | Grey Card | Bluetooth Speaker | 5-in-1 Reflector | Gaffer Tape | Grip gloves Gels | Sharpies | Clips | Phone chargers | AA & AAA Batteries |

If you have any questions or have any jobs you need digi or lighting help feel free to get in touch by phone or email.

Ciao for now !


Ioana Marinca

Hi, I'm ioana [yoanna]

Based in East London, I've been assisting on/off for three years, but what I lack in experience I make up in professionalism and fast learning. I had a successful career in tech & finance for +12 years, handling difficult clients and tricky situations. BSc in Computer Systems.

* Proficient in Adobe Products (Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom, inDesign), learning CaptureOne.

* I've assisted both in studio and on location using Profoto, Elinchrom, Hensel kits.

* I use both digital & analog kits: Canon 5d iii, Fuji XPro2, Leica M6, Mamiya 7ii, Mamiya RZ67, Bronica, Nikon FM2

* Clean driving license (not a car owner).
* Dual British and Romanian (EU) passports.
* Fluent in English, Romanian, conversation-level French and Spanish.

Happy to travel for work. Please get in touch!

ioana / Yoyo

Chris Brown

Chris has a lot of experiance in: digital, still life, food, people, above/below the line advertising, corporate annual reports, locations near & far, editorial, room sets, cars, tv production stills, a bit of fashion, a bit of beauty, reportage, and even weddings!!!

Equipment? All the usual suspects from 35mm to 10x8. Digital SLRS, Leaf , Sinar, Imacon, Mac.

Lighting: Most flash packs, Tungsten, HMI’s & 32 5K Strobe packs all synced toghether then putting out the fire afterwards!

T: 07941 22 63 92



Valerio Lettieri

Hi, I’m Valerio. I have been working in the photography industry since 2015. Before moving on to assisting, I taught post-production at a photography school in London.
I began as a studio assistant and then I moved on to second/first assistant as well as Digi-Tech and retoucher. Originally from Italy, I’m now based in south London.

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.

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.

On top of capturing stills, I'm confident shooting video too.

Here’s an overview of my skills and equipment I have worked with:

- Camera systems: Canon, Sony, Nikon, Leica.

- Lighting: Aputure, Profoto, Elinchrom, Arri, Dedo.

- Software: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera RAW, Bridge, Da Vinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, VR and 360° stills.

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

Equipment available to hire:

- 15-inch MacBook Pro (includes Capture One Pro, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Da Vinci)
- 27-inch Benq Monitor
- Datacolor Spyder 5 Pro
- Wacom Intuos Pro Small
- Sony A7 IV + lenses
- Leica M240 + lenses
- Blue 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


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


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.

Aidan Saunders


I am a photography assistant and digi based in North London. I am a confident, hard working and adaptable person. I am always keen to get stuck into shoots and am keen to expand my knowledge of the industry and practice. I have worked on shoots in studios and on a range of different locations.

I have assisted photographers such as David Baird, Adam Shaw, David Wilman, Ross Brind, Rosie Holdsworth, Charlotte Doyle, Rebecca Cotton, Jason Sandourian, Monika Manchura, Kaisa Lehornen, Lewis Rhodes and Zeinab Batchelor, and more.

I have transferable skills from being on a range of different types of shoots, including fashion shoots, advertising, e-commerce, video beauty/cosmetics and commercials.

Equipment I know: Nikon, Canon, Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Lightroom, Photoshop to name a few.

Brands I've been on shoots for: John Lewis, Sunlife, Bonhams, Soap & Glory, YSL, Asda/George, Barilla, Nespresso, Chase Bank and Chivas Regal.

- Full clean UK Driving License
- Triple jabbed against COVID-19
- British passport

Please get in touch at or 07796302104.

Luke Santilli

London based and working as a freelance and assistant for 10 years, have a BA and MA in photography from Newport South Wales. Proficient in: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro.
Have experience as: Runner, Assistant, Digital Operator, Photographer, Videographer, Editor.
Have experience with: Elinchrom, Profoto, Video Lights, Canon, Insta360.

Phase One Certified Professional.
Awards: Magnum IdeasTap Professional Practice 2014

I was in the AOP mentorship scheme and was mentored by Phillip Lee Harvey.

I drive so am able to cover any location or area at any time.

Personal work includes a long-term project on motorsport subcultures which is a work in progress.

Clients include:

Pimlico Plumbers
Linklaters LLP
Pemberton Greenish LLP
Toucari Live
Rocco Buonvino Productions
Firefly Entertainment Ltd
Lumi Entertainment Ltd
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Owen Harvy Photography

Ian Scaramanga

I’ve been lucky enough to have travled extensively as an assistant and have just returned from South Africa where I was working on a Getty shoot with Rob Daly and Chris Newton. I used to work profesionaly with race horses and rode in races over jumps

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.

Luigi Galasso


I am a documentary and editorial photographer based in London. Documentary because I am very keen on landscape matters, while editorial because I am oriented to the e-commerce side of the industry.

I graduated in Photography and Visual Art by obtaining a master's degree, where I have formed as a photographer by working alongside my tutors during the master's degree.
Before the master's mentioned above, I studied Fine Art. This, as confirmation of my deep interest in never changing the topic of my studies, gave me the possibility to go deep into it, exploring the boundaries of the case.

My work was exhibited in various group shows and appeared around in some publications around the globe through sector magazines and books.

Also, I pursued a career as a freelance photographer, where I helped some brands and entrepreneurs to reach their commercials target by providing digital content for their businesses.

I am an enthusiastic person, professional and a fast learner who has studied photography for more than 10 years with the same and constant interest, making me a valuable individual with the knowledge to spend in the industry. When it comes to building sets and arranging lights, DIGI control, photographers can dedicate themselves to the creative side and leave all the technical aspects in my hands, even in the most complicated situations. I am always pleasant as an assistant taking care of the most aspects during a shooting. I don't mind going the extra mile to please the person/organisation I am working for. It is part of my personality. I have a full UK clean driving licence and can provide a vehicle if needed.

I am a user of Photoshop & CaptureOne.

The systems that I know are Sony and Canon.
The light kits that I know are Profoto, Bowens and all in between.

Italian nationality
8 years in the UK

Happy to travel for work. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Best Wishes

Felix Hall Close

Photographer + assistant based in London.

Two years experience working as an assistant.

Comfortable working in studio + on location.

Happiest when busy.


Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony,
Fuji, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One
Horseman, Linhof, MPP, Sinar

Aputure 300d II
Arri 150
Bowens Esprit 500 + 500DX
Broncolor Pulso G + Grafit A4
Godox AD1200Pro
Profoto 7B + B10X

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

35mm - 8x10 film processing + printing

Canon 5DS
28mm f1.8 USM
50mm f1.4 USM
85mm f1.2L II USM
Manfrotto 290 Dual
Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
Manfrotto Compact Light Tripod
Sekonic Flashmate L-308S
Neewer 43in Reflector
TetherPro USB 3.0 Male to Micro-B 4.6m
Macbook Pro 15"(2015)

Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
50mm f4.5 Sekor Z
75mm f4.5 Sekor W Shift
110mm f2.8 W Sekor Z
180mm f4 VSM M Soft Sekor Z

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

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

Full UK driving licence
Fully COVID vaccinated
UK passport


Joanna Cross

Hi I'm Jo, a freelance assistant covering primarily London and the South East and also willing to travel worldwide.
After working previously as a staff photographer for a local newspaper with a strong and varied news agenda, I now relish the challenge of assisting other photographers to do their very best work.
I have the nous and life experience to deal with any challenge that can be thrown at me.

I'm familiar with Nikon, Elinchrom, Bowens, Profoto and continuous lighting, I also have a good understanding of Mac, PC, Lightroom, Capture One and knowledge of Photoshop.

Photographers that I've assisted:
Darrin Jenkins, Emma Tunbridge, Liam Bailey, Marek Puc, Michael Fair, Mike Stone, Nick Dolding and Piers Cunliffe.

“Jo has worked with me on several projects now, not just as camera assistant but also on the production side, most recently helping me cast and shoot a major campaign with multi national talent. Always efficient and confident, a real asset to my team.” Mike Stone

"Joanna assisted me on a corporate headshot photoshoot comprising of various locations and lighting requirements within the building. She was very easy to work with and provided good attention to detail. She was attentive and personable during the shoot and helped to keep the timings of the day on track. Quick to learn and adapt to new equipment and different lighting set-ups. Happy to recommend Joanna as a first assistant." Piers Cunliffe, Kinsmen Photography

If you're looking for an assistant who is hard-working, adaptable, punctual, polite and trustworthy, as well as used to meeting and getting on with people from all walks of life, please do get in touch.

Full clean UK driving licence and have own car
UK passport
First aid / Health & safety trained
DBS enhanced certificate
Fully COVID vaccinated

Bruce Horak

I’ve been working in the photographic industry since 2008 in 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 operating

Before moving to London in 2015 I was based in South Africa and then 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.

I can provide a digital capture location or studio setup including: Macbook Pro M1. Eizo Monitors. Workcase + Tripod. Hyperjuice Batteries. Tether kit. 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. Please feel free to give me call if you'd like to discuss any projects or have any questions.

T: +44(0)7481470647


lee thompson

Northern based Lighting Technician and Digi Tech working around Manchester, Leeds and wherever the work takes me.

Proficient with operating and troubling-shooting all the usual stills/video lighting equipment and capture / tether software .

Digi equipment available for hire: Laptop Macbook M1 Pro, calibrated monitors, mobile Digi setup, Seaport case, manfroto tripods and power banks for shoots on the move. Kit bag full of grip, tools, spares and hacks.

With over 12 years experience assisting on commercial / advertising commissions for leading fashion and sports brands, as well as lifestyle and editorials shoots.

Regulary assisting some of the UK's top photographers. Dream teams includes Kate Abbey, Michael Heffernan, David Short, Will Cornelius, Neil Bedford, Harry George Hall, Sean Knott, Jon Enoch, Ben Duffy, Guy Farrow, Maximilian Hetherington, Sam Robinson, Dan Burn-Forti just to name a few.

Experience with lighting design and following briefs, organising studio and equipment hire with responsibility for negotiating costs to stick to budgets.

______________________ TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY ___________________


Mac & PC Platforms, PhaseOne Capture One Pro , Chronosync, Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Certified in visual communications using Adobe CS6,


Canon/Nikon DSLR’s / Mirrorless , Fuji GFX series, PhaseOne, Hasselblad H Systems, Sony.

All Studio flash lighting Pro Systems and modifiers. Continuous Lighting / LED Systems.

___________CLEAN DRIVERS LICENCE & PASSPORT______________

Full, clean driving licence. I drive an estate which is ideal for transporting larger crews and additional equipment if necessary.

Also experienced driving SWB, LWB & Luton Vans.

T: 07889656206


Karyn Louise


I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I am adaptable, flexible, quick to pick up new skills and enthusiastic when it comes to learning from others.
I have assisted photographers (and still continue to where I can), I have attended London Fashion Week and London Collections: Men as well as doing my own personal projects. This has given me varied transferable skills and the ability to work with many different types of people. I believe I could fit easily into your team.

Equipment I know:
Nikon, Phase One (Basic), Profoto, Broncolor, Bowens, Elinchrom, Briese (basic), Arri Sky Panel (basic), HMI (Basic use)

Lightroom (90%) | MAC OS (90%)
Capture One (45%) | Photoshop (90%)
Indesign (45% | Social Media (90%)

Photographers I've worked with:

Rob Shepard, Eric Marillier, Jason Yates, Denise Maxwell ,Marcin Leszczynski,
Uzo Oleh, Jayden Tang, Rosella Vannon, Nick Guttridge, Emma Mitchell, Olly Courtney, Alison Jackson

Shoots I've worked on:

Boden, Fabulous Mag, Unpolished Mag, Another Mag, Purple Mag, Volt Mag, Oceanic/Volkan Mag, L'Oreal, Wolford, DJ Tim Green, Notion Mag, Africa Fashion Week, Funk Eye Wear, Asda Christmas Campaign, New Look Christmas Campaign; Zoho Advert, Incesco Campign

Shiv Kanagaratnam

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 client comfort and feedback and allow other creatives to watch what's happening in real time. 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 fashion editorials. On-set comping and rough retouching to show clients quick mock-ups isn’t a problem.

I have experience in 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



Nick Collins

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 top spec Macbook Pro, 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!

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


Joshua Hart

BA (Hons) Photography Graduate from Leeds Arts University - July 2021
UK Passport

3 Years On/Off Freelance Photo Assisting Experience (Working with local professional photographers based in & around Leeds)


Matterport 3D Scanning
Digi & Lighting Assisting
Retouching – (Ecommerce & Model)
Location Lighting Set-ups
Assembling Backgrounds
Digital Camera Knowledge: Canon, Sony, Phase One, Fujifilm & Nikon
Film Camera Knowledge: 35mm, 120mm & 5x4 (Mamiya, Hasselblad, Bronica & Linhoff)
Software Knowledge: Capture One, Adobe CC (Including Photoshop, Lightroom & Bridge), Microsoft Office
Lighting Equipment: Elinchrom, Profoto, Bowens, ARRI

Photographers & Studios Assisted:

Jonathan Taylor -
Angus McDonald -
Matt Davis (AOP Member) -
Nicky Emmerson -
Powerhouse Photo -
Box Photographic -
Guy Farrow -
Dickie Dawson -
Sean Knott -

CV available on request

Chloe Bowman

I have been working as a photographer & photographic assistant for over three 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, Antony Crossfield, Tim Flach, Henerico Rossi, Ben Riggot, Niklas Haze, Rob Clayton, Annie Noble, Ellie Kurtz and Toby Maudsley.

I am Phase One Certified and have experience with Broncolor, Profoto, Capture One, Photoshop, 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:

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
X 2 Profoto Zoom Reflector
X 2 Profoto RFi SoftBox 1x6
X 1 Profoto Beauty Softlight Kit ( Silver)
X 2 Profoto Glass Dome Covers (neutral for D1 / D2 / B1X)
X 1 Canon Air Remote

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.

Tom Hanslien

Based in Woolwich, Greenwich, I am a professional photographer working closely with large and small businesses in London and further afield. I am here to help if you are planning a photo shoot – whether large or small - to promote your brand, service or product. It could be for the purpose of advertising, a catalogue or maybe for your company website.

I am always at hand dedicated to fulfil any brief you may have, whether it is lifestyle, advertising or corporate events photography.
Over the years I have developed a problem-solving approach, a very keen eye, and an excellent understanding of composition. This, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of post production, and the following process of design and artwork, ensures that I can exceed any expectations. I also always pride myself in delivering a finished product on schedule and on budget.

One of my big passions is my love of travel, and to share my experiences through my images. This does not only take me around the world – with many great new images as a result - but it is also a continuing source of inspiration which influences and feeds my enthusiasm for photography.

Post Production:

With many years experience of high-end retouching I am able to take control of the post production of my images if this is required. The advantage of this is that my style and quality control can be consistent throughout the whole process and I can deliver a truly finished product. Some examples of previous post production projects can be seen at my DigiSurgeon website.

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