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Daniel Balica

I have an animated enthusiasm for photography and working with clients, something I have been actively engaged with during my university degree, my photographic practice and my assisting experience. I am very experienced in photographic studios and working on location, which I have demonstrated in my campaign work with Doodle Do, a London Childswear Brand, for whom I have photographed 3 campaigns. Working with Doodle Do has allowed me to creatively explore fashion photography and my directorial skills as well as my ability to work with young models. During my time shooting with Doodle Do I have worked on a range of studio and location shoots so I am very comfortable transitioning between the two.

From Summer 2014 to Spring 2016 I’ve been working with Lumiere London, a photographic studio. Here I have the opportunity to work with their clients and help them achieve their creative vision. One of my roles was to manage the bookings for the studio spaces, liasing with a range of people, from photographers, producers and corporate clients. This gave me extensive experience of holding an organisational role. I would also liaise between the other creatives to help our clients receive the best experience with Lumiere London. Whilst I undertook my role as photographer, retoucher and 1st assistant for Carlos Lumiere I was able to meet with people from all around the world and of all ages. This is something I carry forward in my own practice as I can enthusiastically and inclusively work with a diverse group from a range of all backgrounds and ages. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working as part of their team and references will be able to confirm that I was an asset to their company.

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.

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

Ben Large

London based Assistant & Digital Operator who is also confident shooting Video.

I've been working as a freelance Assistant & Digi tech for 3 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 -
Canon 5D3 with Lenses, Macbook Pro (16gb Ram & 1TB SSD), DJI Phantom 4 Pro (CAA Licensed Pilot), x2 Bowens XMT500 Location Lights.


PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKED WITH -

Richard Wadey, Jason Alden, Rich Maciver, Mark Harrison, 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, Josh Wukda, Olivia Richardson, Tony Harris, Alun Callender, Tasos Gaitanos, David Hoare, Michael Heffernan, Darrin Jenkins, Kelvin Murray, Charlie Clift, Stephen Ambrose, Seb Winter, Philip Lee Harvey.


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









Tom Keen

A freelance assistant and Camera Operator back in London full time after splitting my time for the last 8 years between Leeds and London. 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 HMI. Good on a Mac with retouch and of-course I am highly proficient with a kettle and cafetiere.

My personal work has been regularly featured in the AOP Open Awards, SUN Awards, AOP Assistants Awards, BJP Portrait of Britain and Portrait Salon amongst other competitions.

Based in South London but also with a base in Leeds and Nottingham. I possess a full, clean driving licence and full no clams insurance.

A hard working, reliable and dedicated assistant.

Elio Ruscetta

Hey!

I am Elio, I come from a lovely place by the seaside in Italy and I have been in England for 15 years now.
I have been freelancing and assisting on various projects and shoots for the past 10 years. I have extensive experience both on location and within a studio environment. I also shoot by my own work which focuses primarily on still-life and food.
I have worked with a wide range of photographers such as Julia Fullerton Batten, Kelvin Murray, Levon Biss on a number of different shoots, working in advertising, corporate, still life, editorial, commercial and lifestyle. I have gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience during my time assisting, and am incredibly confident working with an array of different camera and lighting systems, and I am able to apply the knowledge and the skills I have learnt to any shoot. I have extensive knowledge of file treatment, colour management and post production, and how to prepare files to a professional standard, whether that be for print or viewed digitally.

I understand the importance of working quickly, professionally, and efficiently during a shoot, and work relentlessly to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible, and to anticipate and meet the photographer and client’s needs.

I have extensive experience using Profoto, Elinchrom, Broncolor and Bowens lighting kits, and am able to supply technical help throughout the shoot to ensure that all equipment runs efficiently.

I am also a good retoucher, have a clean European driving license and am available to travel further afield from London if required.


Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, and please check out my website to see a selection of my work.

Feel free to contact me at any time.

I look forward to working together in the future!

Alex

www.elioruscetta.com
@elioruscettaphotography
07460919555
info@elioruscetta.com

Tom Hanslien

Born in Trondheim, Norway’s 3rd largest town, I was raised in a small town called Namsos a bit further up the Norwegian coast. After my happy years at school I started my studies of drawing and graphic design. It was through these studies that I was introduced to photography - and this changed the course of my further studies. The journey then went to England, and Kent Institute of Art & Design in Maidstone, where I obtained a BA (Hons) degree in photography. Then there was no way around it - I had to go back to Norway to do my National Military Service and ended up in the Norwegian Navy. 12 months later, when the Navy finally let me go, I again packed my toothbrush and left for England. Having assisted various advertising photographers for six years in London I have now started to undertake my own photography commissions.

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.

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.

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

Owen Peters

Hello, my name is Owen Peters, I’ve been an Event/Freelance Photographer based in Manchester for the past 3 years; collaborating primarily as an Event Photographer with DE Photography covering a variety of events across the country from the British Gymnastics Championships to the European Taekwondo Finals.

My work was then noticed by both Paul Cooper and Little Mark Holland and I was invited to support them as an assistant photographer, working with clients such as Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Aston Villa, Fanatics and Joanie.

Alongside working as an assistant photographer I have continued to grow my personal freelance business and have had the pleasure of working closely with the Blossoms, The AA and Off the Radar clothing.

I would like to invite you to look at my online portfolio which is linked in my profile, and if you feel we may be a good fit to work together, please don’t hesitate to contact me on: 07443226091.

Owen Peters

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

Denise Maxwell

*Please call or email rather than text*

Hi all, if you are reading this you may be interested in me assisting you on a shoot, which is great!

The first thing I should mention is that I am a full time photographer in my own right (www.lensi.co.uk) so you may be asking why I would assist another photographer on a shoot? Well, why not? I have colleagues that assist me often and it suits me to do the same for others during the times I do not have my own shoots or I am not teaching.

I come with a range of experience in setting up lighting, Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, photography, being a digital assistant and so on.

I have been full time since 2011 and part time for a few years before that, before giving my full time job up; as such I also have a range of equipment from lenses, boom arms, bodies, portable lighting, too much to mention here that can also be hired in addition to me assisting on shoot, where I will arrive with energy, enthusiasm and knowledge!

I am based in both Birmingham and London (on account of having a house in both places) and regularly work in both cities. I am also willing to travel to others, with a car and driving licence.

Feel free to call, email, insta, facebook and all those other ways we now communicate (but please not texts, I do not always carry my work phone with me to receive texts, but calls are forwarded) if you would like to speak to me about your project.

T: 07956104260

E: info@lensi.co.uk

W: http://lensi.co.uk

Lee Thompson

Northern based Assisting Photographer and Digi Tech working around Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield and willing to travel further afield.

With over 9 years of experience assisting In London on large commercial projects and leading photo shoots myself as an in-house senior fashion photographer, I know the importance of being supported by capable and intuitive assistants.

I have assisted on large-scale commercial and advertising commissions for leading fashion and sports brands, as well as on food and lifestyle editorials, and interior and architecture shoots. Working for overseas clients, I have produced shoots, with responsibility for negotiating budgets, organising studio and equipment hire, managing castings, location scouting, permits and transport.

Local knowledge - I have worked closely with northern production companies such as LS Productions & Seventy7 liasing with production to help source equipment from my local contacts, offering location and studio advise, as well as other essential requirements.

I have experience of film making and documentary work as both lead and second camera and am often asked to shoot BTS and stills on TV commercials and film.

__________________________TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY________________________________

CAPTURE & POST

Mac & PC Platforms, Adobe Photoshop CS6: Adobe Certified in visual communications using Adobe CS6, PhaseOne Capture One Pro , Adobe Lightroom 5, Final Cut Pro.

CAMERA & LIGHTING

PhaseOne P+Series, Hasselblad H Systems, Canon/Nikon DSLR’s, Analogue large/Medium/35mm format, Video - Canon 5D Mark iii . Studio flash lighting Profoto ProSystems, Bowens, Elinchrom. Continuous Lighting Arri/Fresnel HMI 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



___________________CLEAN DRIVERS LICENCE & PASSPORT_________________________

I drive a VW Golf estate which is ideal for transporting larger crews and additional equipment if necessary. Also experienced driving SWB, LWB & Luton Vans.

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


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

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