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Rebecca Gray

Assisting photographer working full-time in the South East, based in central London. I also have a base (partner) in Bristol, South West and willing to travel.

I've been working as an assistant full-time for 2 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 regularly with: Mark Harrison, Amit Lennon, Joe Giacomet, Dave Pratt

Clients I've assisted on shoot for: Sainsburys, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, Attitude Magazine, Adidas, Vespa, My Hermes

Nikki Hazelton

I am a freelance photographer based in Essex with a studio in Colchester specialising in portraiture and headshots on location and in the studio.

I have worked for BDW, Barber Jackson, Higgins and Eat Natural in recent times. While working as second photographer and first assistant to Chris Reeve photographer, further clients have included Mitre, NCR, Trinity, Christ's and St. Mary's University, Anglia Ruskin University, Bourgee, Barber Jackson, Higgins to name but a few. This work has been wide ranging from food, products, architecture and events but also co-ordinating models on location internationally, stills and video work.

My personal projects have been of an environmental, historical and social context. I have exhibited in the Essex area over the years and also Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London.

My experience and skills have made me an eloquent communicator, accustomed to problem solving and working flexibly and an overall good team player.

T: +44 (0)7941575996

E: nikhaze123@gmail.com

W: www.nikkihazelton.co.uk

Claire Watts

A highly personable Assistant Photographer, regularly hired as integral part of production teams delivering high end advertising for major fashion, food and still life brands. I am proactive, intuitive and highly experienced on set and on large location productions.

I am a confident, natural communicator with impeccable organisational skills and a strong personal initiative; able to think ahead, multitask and solve problems. Practiced and efficient at coordinating and setting up shoots; able to rig lighting, build sets, act as central point of contact for clients and crew, manage locations, delegate tasks and inspire others, oversee equipment, all aspects of shoot preparation, tether and manage work flow, possessing ever improving technical skills.

Capture One, Phocus, Lightroom, Photoshop, some Premiere Pro.
Profoto, HMI, Elinchrim, Bowens, LED. Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft, Outlook.

Photographers: David Short, Gareth Sambidge, Patricia Niven, Steve Baxter, Michael Michaels, Eddie MacDonald, Matthew Joseph, Paul Brooking, Jonathan Perugia, David Brook

Brands: Regatta, Waitrose, Virgin, Tesco, Le Crueset, Uncle Ben’s, Albert Bartlett, Idaho, Betty Crocker, Godiva, Anjula Devi, Wild Bean, Pippa Small, Sophia Webster, Preen, Nicolas Kirkwood, Conran, Ming Ray, Another Country, The New Craftsman






T: 07974 122 581

E: watts.c@icloud.com

W: claire-watts.com

Luke Santilli

Proficient in: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro.

Have experience as: Runner, Assistant, Digital Operator.

Have experience with: Elinchrom, Profoto, Continuous Lights.

Awards: Magnum IdeasTap Professional Practice 2014

I am a London based photographer who been working as a freelance and as an assistant for 8 years, have a BA and MA in photography from Newport South Wales. Currently I am in the AOP mentorship scheme and being mentored by Phillip Lee Harvey.

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

Personal work include a long term project on motorsport subcultures which is a work in progress and an ongoing project on martial arts.

Clients include:

Linklaters LLP
Pemberton Greenish LLP
Toucari Live
CityStasher
Rocco Buonvino Productions
Firefly Entertainment Ltd
Lumi Entertainment Ltd
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Owen Harvy Photography
Loki.TV



Beata Stencel

ABOUT ME

I am a friendly, confident and hard working photography assistant, digital operator as well as camera assistant for film. I have recently completed a BA (Hons) Photography and Moving Image from the University of East London, and since graduating in 2014 I’ve been working within the commercial film and photography industry.


EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE

I consider myself to be proficient across all DSLR systems, medium format cameras such as Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One and I also have experience using 5x4. Additionally I have worked with various moving image cameras some of which include Red Weapon, Red One and the Arri Alexa.

My lighting knowledge includes using both flash (Profoto, Bowens, Broncolor, Elincrom) and continuous lighting (HMI,Tungsten, Arri, KinoFlo and LED's).

In regards to digital operating, I’m proficient with Mac & PC platforms with advance knowledge of Photoshop that includes producing quick comps on set and image capture software including Capture One Pro, Lightroom and Phocus.

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CINEMATOGRAPHERS WORKED WITH

Sue Atkinson, Rob Lawson, Richard Seymour, Adrian Houston, Guy Farrow, Elise Dumontet, Gunnar Tufta, Marco Mori, Andrzej Dragan,Samuel J. Butt, Clare Hewitt, Nick Dolding, Alan Powdrill, Stuart Graham, Kai Bastard, Franck Sauvaire, Tom Oldham

CLIENTS WORKED WITH

Vauxhall, Sainsbury, Boots, Superdrug, Gilette, John Lewis, Victor and Rolf, Alice Temperly, Jamie Oliver, Virgin Games, Design Museum, Team Sky, JD Sports, Vodafone, McDonald's, Patax, Godiva, Top Shop, Betstar, Paddy Power, Wonderland, Oh Comely, the Guardian, Mojo Magazine, Timberwolf, Greenwich Peninsula, James Blake and many more.

EDUCATION

BA (HONS) Moving Image and Photography – University of East London
HNC Graphic Design – Oxford Cherwell College


AWARDS, EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

FASHION FILM AWARDS/NICK KNIGHT SHOWROOM – Project Pleaides included on the online platform
GUP MAGAZINE (International Photography Magazine) - Project ‘Fat’ published online in portfolio section.
PORTRAIT SALON 2015 – Group Exhibition at Tea Gallery, London, November 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY CENTRE, KULDIGA – Group exhibition featuring participants of Summer School, August 2015
YET MAGAZINE- Project ‘Brief encounters’ included in online publication
ISSP LATVIA – Awarded with a place on international Summer School of Photography in Latvia/workshop with Alexander Gronsky, 2015
PORTRAIT SALON 2016 – Group Exhibition and Publication
Art Council Residency - The Coalhouse Project - June 2018
London Creative Network Participant - Four Corners 2017-18

TEACHING
Guest lecturer at the University of East London


Morten Watkins

I am currently employed as a press and PR photographer for a leading U.K. based news and picture agency. In addition to covering breaking news stories and photographing for national newspaper picture desks, I work with a range of PR agencies shooting projects, product launches and activations. .

T: 07920837052

E: mwatkinsphoto@gmail.com

Dan Landsburgh

Iv been freelancing in London as a second assistant for the past 2 years, Perviously working as a studio assistant in west London. I have a lot experience on set working in Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Advertising, Commercial, Corporate and Celebrity Portraiture. Very capable working with Canon, Nikon and Hasselblad Cameras along with a range of lighting and software Mac or PC Based.
I myself have a personal love for Portraiture and music Photography , touring and shooting as part of my own work with the added bonus of a clean driving license.

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’m 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 Retina. Eizo Monitor. Workcase + Tripod. Hyperjuice Battery. Tether cables. Wacom graphics tablet.
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. My priority is making sure images are safe and up to standard but thats just where the job starts. I’ve hauled gear up snowy mountains in Switzerland, camping overnight to catch the sunrise. I’ve held back traffic in the hectic streets of Maputo and held onto photographers while they hang out of moving cars descending mountain passes on Mallorca. I’m happy making coffee for clients in studio or making sure everyones getting enough water when its 40C in the Namibian desert. I can handle a 12 x 12 scrim in Cape Town’s fierce south easterly wind or stay up through the night preparing images for a deadline…its all part of the job and with 10 years in the business you can trust me to do it well.

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

Kimi Gill

Hi there. I am interested in studio and location work. I am very good at communicating with people having been a client myself as I used to work in PR. I have studied upto HNC level Photography and have made money doing events and family photography, as well as interiors. I have my own lights and flashes that I use on location. I am fully versed in Lightroom and Capture 1 and can do basic stuff in Photoshop. I'm quite fit so don't mind lifting things that aren't too heavy.

I've done some film stills work and would like to do more of that. I enjoy doing portraits and headshots but have also done interiors as well as events. I enjoy making images that are filmic.

Andy Carver

Andy studied Fine Art Photography at university before establishing himself in the commercial sector where he has built up his own client base.

Working with both natural light or complex lighting arrangements Andy loves the challenge of producing the dramatic.

Clients include Chelsea FC, Virgin Active, Alcatel-Lucent, BMW (UK), DeBeers & Technogym.


Roy James Baron

Assistant of quality.

T: +44 7855 797561

E: roy@rjbaron.co.uk

W: www.rjbaron.co.uk

Tanc Newbury

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

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

At www.tancnewbury.com/-cv you can see my CV, which details my Capture One, Chronosync, Plating, Retouching, GIF- Moodboard- and on-set Comp-creating experience in a full range of genres, from Interiors and Still Life to Fashion and Portraiture, as well as the many ways I can make your working life easier, not least being fluent in English and Italian (and conversational in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese) and being the only assistant to get the nickname ‘mum’ for always having all the things other members of the crew might have forgotten: from pins to sunscreen to blister plasters or AA batteries – with a kitbag that includes a Leatherman Wave, Light Meter, Grey Card, Gels, Wacom, Reflectors, Gels, Tape Measure, Every kind and colour of Gaffer Tape, Grip Gloves, Kenro Compressed Air Duster, Every size of Clip, Sharpies and a Bluetooth Speaker, I pride myself on being the best prepared assistant in London.


You can see some of the shoots I’ve Digi-ed or Lighting assisted on in the Portfolio Sample Images.

SKILLS

DIGI 3+ Years
On-set Comps | Plating | Mood Boards | Contact Sheets | Skin Retouching | Chronosync | Overlays | Eizo Self Calibrating Monitors |

CAMERA EQUIPMENT 4+ Years
Eizo Monitor | Canon | Nikon | Sony | Phase One XF + IQ | Hasselblad H | Mamiya | Seaport Case | Shooting Tethered with Capture One | HyperMac Battery | Digi-backs | Wacom Tablets | Light Meters | Grey Cards | BTS | Analogue cameras: Loading and unwinding film at speed: 35mm and Medium Format


LIGHTING 3+ Years
Profoto | Briese | Broncolor | Bowen |
Elinchrom | HMI | Sky Panels | Kino-Flo | Short Flash Duration ’Freeze’

Light Meters | Softboxes | Shoot-through umbrellas |
Briese Umbrellas | Beauty Dishes | Grids | Gels | Snoots |
Scrims | California Sunbounce and other boom operated diffusers


SOFTWARE 3+ Years
Photoshop CC | Capture One 9, 10, 11 & 12 | Chronosync
Lightroom CC | Final Cut Pro X | Premiere CC


EDUCATION

DIGIBOUTIQUE Digi Masterclass
DIRECT DIGITAL Photo Assistants Workshop
SUNBEAM STUDIOS, LONDON - Studio Assistant (Ongoing)
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Film and Literature BA


ADDITIONAL INFO

Clean Drivers Licence (+ experienced driver of location minibuses)
UK Passport
Public Liability Insurance + Professional Indemnity Insurance


LANGUAGES

BRITISH ENGLISH Mother tongue
ITALIAN Fluent with fully native accent
FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE Conversational


PERSONAL TRAITS

Calm and Positive presence

Always thinking one step ahead – always looking for that thing
that can be done now to make things smoother later on.

Strong, attentive, physically strong, with endless stamina.

Super-wide-ranging musical taste (can be trusted
to cue the ideal playlist for any type of shoot).


KIT BAG INCLUDES

Minolta Flash Meter IV | Carpenter’s Tool Belt | Wacom Tablet |
Grey Card | Tape measure | Sunscreen | Polyester Chiffon diffuser |
Gaffer Tape of very size + colour | Grip gloves | Sharpies | Reflectors | Clips |
Phone chargers | AA Batteries | Universal Battery Charger | Leatherman Wave Multitool |
First Aid Kit | Gels | Kenro Compressed Air Duster

If requested, it can also include – 15” Macbook Pro Retina | SB-700 | Nikon F4 |
Nikon D810 | Bluetooth Speaker | 5-in-1 Reflector |


INTERESTS

Mid-20th-Century Fiction | ‘Session Musicianing’ | Languages |
Mountains | Art Cinema | Gigs | Art Galleries |
Cultures | History | Analogue Cameras | Dancing |
Travel Writing | Writing Fiction | Travel |
Discovering New Music | Islay Single Malts, Craft APAs |
Italian, French and Vietnamese Cuisine | Design | Architecture

SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS I HAVE WORKED WITH

Elizabeth Hoff | Steve Ryan | Michael Leckie | Olivia Bearsley |
Phil Griffin | Doh Lee | Jon Paul Ladd | Jonathan Ford |
Henrik Knudsen | Glen Pearson | Janie Airey |
David Ellis | Andrew Woffinden | Hannah Maule-Ffinch


CLIENTS OF THE SHOOTS I HAVE WORKED ON

British Vogue | Document Magazine | EF | Schön! Magazine |
Zara | Stella McCartney | Goodwood Magazine | Dent de Man
Sunday Times Magazine | T. M. Lewin | So It Goes magazine |


LINKS:

www.tancnewbury.com

www.instagram.com/duke_sun_heart

www.instagram.com/tancnewbury

If you have any questions or have a shoot you need a digi or gaffer/lighting assistant on get in touch any time.

Ciao for now !

Tanc :)

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.

Johnny Burrell

UK based in London & Leeds, but happy to travel. With 8 years experience working as a digi-op & freelance assistant across the world.

I have a broad range of experience working on a variety of different shoots including –

Commercial and Corporate portraits;
Fashion;
Beauty;
Lifestyle;
Advertising;
Automotive.

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 and organising file structures & backing up. I have also had a lot of experience building and decorating sets, including electrics.

Additionally, I also have 5 years experience producing video content and photo-shoots. I have produced TV commercials & idents for TV and location and for stills; studio shoots for fashion, room sets and interiors.

I have a UK passport and a full, clean UK driving license and have my own car for transportation.

Equipment Used:
Canon professional cameras;
Nikon professional cameras;
Leica S2;
Hasselblads H4D, H5D;
Phaseone XF / 645 medium format;
Sony FS700.

Lighting:
Elinchrom;
Broncolor;
Bowens;
Profoto;
Canon Speedlights;
Dedolight;
Arri Tungsten;
Arri HMIs;
Kino-Flo.

Digital / Post-Production:
Photoshop;
Capture One;
Lightroom;
InDesign;
Chronosync.

Qualifications:
BTEC Level 3 Certificate in 2009;
Masters Degree in Photography 2012;
Prince Project Management;
IOSH Managing Safely (Risk Assessing).

Clients include:
Adidas, Puma, Sony Playstation, Crew Clothing, Henri Lloyd, Channel 4, Waitrose, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Punk Publishing, De Veres, SEAT & Asda.

Edward Aked

I have several years experience as 1st or 2nd lighting assistant and a rich portfolio of clients. I'm comfortable shooting on digital or film and used to working with combinations of natural, continuous and strobe lighting. As well as having technical knowledge, I'm super resourceful, hard-working, sociable and can keep a cool head under pressure. I'm happy being behind the camera too.

PAST & CURRENT CLIENTS:

Rankin | David Bailey | Yvan Fabing | Annie Lai | Rhys Thorpe | Martin Parr
Drew Jarrett | Hugo Comte | Henrik Knudsen | Ben Hassett | Hart+Lëshkina |
Juliette Cassidy | Perry Ogden | Charlotte Rutherford | Julia Fullerton-Batten |
Edd Horder | Nicole Winkler | Robbie Cooper | Greta Ilieva | Christopher Hunt |
Damien Weilers | Richard Cannon | Eric Broms | Philippe Jarrigeon

RECENT ASSISTING WORK: https://edaked.cargocollective.com/Assisting-Work

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EXPERIENCE WITH:

ALL commonly used lighting:
HMI, tungsten, LED, fluorescent | Profoto, Bowens & Broncolor flash systems
Digital systems: Phase One, Hasselblad, Canon & Nikon
Analogue systems: Mamiya RB/RZ67, Fuji 6x9, Pentax 67, HB 555ELD/500C, Rolleiflex, Polaroid & various 35mm
Darkroom: Black & white film processing
Digital operator: kit lists, sensor cleaning, tethered capture, file saving, Capture One & Photoshop
Direct Photographic Equipment & Lighting Training Certificate

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EXTRAS

UK driving license (can drive cars, transit vans, horses...)
Tall & strong (can carry big things)
Portable speaker & good taste in music (on request)

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 I still own my own horse)

Thomas Albrow

Freelance Assistant and Retoucher.

Based in London and Cambridge.
Seven 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,H5D
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.
Broncolor 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

E: tomalbrow@yahoo.co.uk

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. 

Ex Big Sky Studios Lighting department. Experienced operating and troubling-shooting all the usual still and video lighting equipment: Profoto, Broncolour, Arri Tungsten and HMI, Kinoflo, Dedolight, litepanel. In depth knowledge of some of the more specialised lights and modifiers such as the full range of Briese including the T4 continuous system.

Capture One, Photoshop and ChronoSync. 

Full, clean driving licence. Colorama compatible estate car available. Confident inner city van driver. Outdoor first aid trained. 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.

Jo-Anna Rohmann

Digi Op with over 7 years experience in the UK and abroad. Born in Berlin but calling London home.

Selected Photographers:
Rankin, Jason Knott, Steve Hoskins, Ralf Pülmanns, Wendy Carrig, Trigger, Pieter Henket, Rob Lawson, Benjamin Kaufmann, Emma Tempest, Jonathan Ford, Felicity Ingram, Claire Harrison, Sarah Cresswell, David Ellis, Katie Hammond, Jamie McGregor Smith, Adrian Weinbrecht, Michael Whelan, Peter Wood, Barry Willis, William So, Alison Jackson and more

Selected Clients:
Vogue, Apple INC, Landrover, Sony, Philips, Alexander McQueen, L’Oreal, Subaru, Unilever, Lloyds Bank, Colgate, LAB Series, NY Times Mag, Nespresso, Discovery Channel, Chivas, Haig Club, Lebara, Ellesse, Marie Claire, Grazia UK, Marks & Spencers, Wonderland, Men’s & Woman’s Health, Shortlist, Towie, Bertazzoni, Design Exchange, Skanska, Sainsbury’s, Bailey of Hollywood, Debenhams, Boden, Mastered.com, Typhoo, Zoopla & more

Certifications:
2010 BA (Hons) First/ Photography UEL London
2012 POCP - Certified Professional for Phase one Digital Backs and cameras, Mac & Capture One Troubleshooting
2013 Trained on Arri Alexa
2014 Photoshop Beauty & Skin Retouching course
2014 POCT - Certified Phase One Technician (Large Format)
2015 2 Month “Pro Retouch Course” with Sinisa Savic
2015 POCP - Phase One Recertified
2016 Fashion Pro Retouch Course
2017 Photoshop Composite Pro Course

Skills:
Cameras: Large Format (Sinar & Linhof)
Medium format (Phase One, Hasselblad, Mamiya), SLR and DSLR (Canon, Nikon ecc)
Lighting: Studio and Location: Pro Photo, Elinchrom, BronColor, Brise, Kino Flo, Dedo, Arri & Others
Software: Certified Professional for Capture One, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Carbon Copy & Chronosync

Retouching:
Junior Retoucher to Sinisa Savic - Adidas 2016 campaign

Retoucher:
Editorial: NY Times Magazine
Advertorial: Men’s Health for New Balance
Campaign: The Soulful
Fashion Lookbooks: The Soulful, Jewel by Lisa

Christopher Lanaway

Chris is a commercial portrait & lifestyle photographer working based in Sweden but working throughout the UK and EU. Chris has a wealth of experience working with high profile athletes and brands around both nationally and internationally, feel free to contact Chris for more info or to discuss any projects.

Current clients include;
Red Bull
Hyundai
Uber Eats
Premier League
English Cricket Board
Yokohama
Experience West Sussex
Specialized Bicycles
Hoy Bikes

Chris is available for commissions throughout the UK and internationally

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