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James Parker

I assist and digital operate for emerging and established photographers with still and moving images. Working to creative briefs with a variety of clients, from large worldwide advertising campaigns to intricate editorial projects, both at home in the UK and abroad.

With an extensive grip and digital knowledge from working in a London kit house and studios. I also hold a photographic degree from Edinburgh and Toronto University, a weathered passport and clean driving license, please call or email for rates and availability.

Clients worked with involve the main ad agencies and editorial commissioners.

Contact details:

W. www.jamesparker.co // E. info@jamesparker.co // T. +44 (0) 7429068165 // A. Studio 410, Peckham Level Studios.

T: +44 (0) 7429068165

E: info@jamesparker.co

W: https://www.jamesparker.co/

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.

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

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

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 :)

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)

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.

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

Oliver Goodrich

Freelance assistant since 2005. Based in London. Studio and location experience in the UK, and worldwide in most areas of photography.

Experienced with a wide range of cameras, lighting (flash and continuous) and software. Phase One Certified Professional.

Worked for many AOP and non-AOP photographers over the years.

Shoots for: Anglo American, Apple, Bentley, British Gas, Cancer Research UK, The Conran Store, Corbis, easyJet, Gap, GQ, KPMG, McLaren, Nivea, Prudential, PWC, RB Products, Shell, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Shortlist, Sunday Times Magazine, Unilever, Vodafone, Wired Magazine.

Extensive work in video, currently shooting with Nikon DSLRs, but familiar with many other cameras. Available as a video assistant or cameraman. Shoots include: Barclays, Blueprint Magazine, Brown Brothers Harriman, The Drinks Business Magazine, Google, ITV, Lloyds, New Statesman, RIBA, The Royal Academy of Music, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Shell Oil, Unicef, Zaha Hadid Architects.

See Vimeo link bottom left for video work.

Up to date public liability and those kind of boring but necessary things.

Despite the highly factual profile, I also have a personality, which even includes a sense of humour...

Ted Allen

I have been a Freelance Assistant based in South London for over 10 years. I am adept on location and in the studio home and abroad.
Specialising in location assisting and production assisting.
Competent with all forms of lighting, flash & continuous.
Digital skills:
Capture One Pro 10 & Phocus.
Digital management, use to dealing with high volumes of images.
Hard working and motivated character.
Full Uk driving license (B1,C1 & D1).
Experienced Long Wheel Base, 16 Seater Mini Bus Driver.

T: 07754 164 910

E: ezted@hotmail.com

W: www.tedallen.co.uk

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