ABOUT

Assist London represent London's finest photographic assistants and digital operators. With over 20 years in the industry, we have an extensive network that can benefit both Assistants looking to extend their network or Clients wishing to be put in touch with the best talent London can offer.


Benefits for Assistants / BENEFITS FOR ASSISTANTS

  • Work Direct: For clients and photographers
  • Full Online Profile: Access to our great network
  • Technical Support: From our experts in the field
  • Career Guidance: To help you make the best decisions
  • Low Membership Fee: With 3 months free trial
  • Fair Day Rates: We will always fight for a fair rate


Assist London will get you more work directly from clients, photographic agencies and photographers with whom we already have contacts through our 20 years in the industry.

Assist London will display your assistant profile on our website so that it can be accessed by clients, photographic agencies and photographers who you have not worked with before.

Assist London will only represent a small number of credible assistants who we have previously worked with so you will be seen as elite within the industry.

Assist London will offer members technical support, financial advice and career guidance.

Assist London only charge assistants £100.00 per year membership fee (after a 3 month free trial) and will only command 10% of assistants day fees for jobs that are booked through us.

Assist London will always fight to get our assistants a fair day rate, will only take the agreed 10% and will never mark up your fee.

Assist London will pay you within 48 hours of receiving your invoice, so you will no longer have to wait up to 3 months to be paid for a job or have the inconvenience of constantly chasing clients for payment.

Assist London will take responsibility for collecting payments from clients so assistants are no longer at risk of non-payment due to agencies closing or photographers going bankrupt.

Assist London will not require you to put all of your existing work through us. However we naturally will be happy for you to do so with any jobs at the agreed 10% fee as you will then be paid by us within 48 hours of receiving your invoice.

Benefits for Clients / BENEFITS FOR CLIENTS

  • No Booking Fees: We don't charge booking fees
  • Quality Assistants: We only work with the best
  • Good Relationships: We only work with people we know and trust
  • New Talent: Browse our online profiles
  • Fair Rates, No Markup: We fight for fair rates with no markup
  • No Chasing: We pay assistants within 48 hours


Assist London does not charge clients, photographic agencies or photographers any booking fees or any percentage on assistants’ day fees.

Assist London will work directly with clients, photographic agencies and photographers with whom we already have contacts through our 20 years in the industry in order to ensure a good relationship is maintained.

Assist London will always be happy to arrange both lighting and digital equipment for shoots.

Assist London will display assistants’ profiles on our website so that you can find new assistants who you have not worked with before.

Assist London will only represent a small number of credible assistants with whom we have worked before so you are assured elite quality of service.

Assist London will always fight to get our assistants a fair day rate, however we will never mark up an assistants fee.

Assist London will pay assistants within 48 hours of receiving their invoice so they will no longer have to wait up to 3 months to be paid for a job. This will remove the inconvenience of a large number of assistants constantly chasing you for payments.


TEAM

Meet our talented team of London's finest photographic assistants and digital operators.


 

Name: Rob Parker
Skills: Lighting, Shooting Castings & Location Scouts, Loading Film, Production, Dancing, Wearing Lacoste, Sarcasm, Drinking Red Wine
Experience: 16
Location: South London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Car (Rolf The Golf), Scooter, Running Trainers
Equipment: 2x Canon 5D MK4 + 24-70 & 70-200mm, Top Spec 2019 13" Macbook Pro Retina, 20” Apple Monitor, Digi Location Kit, Profoto D1 1000 Kit + Softboxes


Name: Julia Eskell
Skills: Digital Operating, Retouching On & Off Set, Production, Organisation, Marvellous Mood Boards, German, Giggling, Table Football, Yoga
Experience: 15
Location: South London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Car, Bauer Roller Skates
Equipment: Canon 5D MK4 Kit, 15” Macbook Pro Retina, Eizo CG247, Digi Accessories


Name: Eamonn Freel
Skills: Lighting, Digital Operating, Retouching, Video Camera Operating & Editing, 3D Modeling
Experience: 7
Location: East London
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Push Bike, Skateboard
Equipment: 4K 27" Eizo, Graphics Tablet, Light Meter, 15" MacBook Pro Retina, 3D Scanner, 2x Hyperjuice, Location Station, Manfrotto Tripod, 13 Canon Photography Rig


Name: Jacob Schuhle Lewis
Skills: Digital Operating, Lighting & Grip, Video, DIT, Setting Up Networks On Location, Saying "No Worries"
Experience: 8
Location: Pimlico Darling!!!
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Car Club Membership
Equipment: 15" 2018 Macbook Pro, Black Magic Ursa Mini Pro, Black Magic Pocket 4K, Sony AR7II + Lenses, DJI Inspire 2 With X7 Camera & Lenses, DJI Ronin


Name: Pablo Antoli
Skills: Digital Operating, Retouching, HD Video, Lighting, Trained Butcher & Barista
Experience: 12
Location: East London & Mexico City
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Oyster Card and Zip Car
Equipment: Sony AR7II + Lenses, Cambo Actus Technical Camera, Hasselblad V + Lenses, 24" Eizo, Macbook Pro With Location Kit


Name: Luke Johnson
Skills: Capture One Certified With 5 Years Experience, Strong Technical Knowledge, Lighting Assisting (7 Years) With All Major Kit, Great Problem Solver & Camera Tethered Fixer-Upper!!!
Experience: 7
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: A Motorbike (that I still haven't told my mum about), Land Rover Freelander
Equipment: Studio Kit (15" Macbook Pro Retina, 2x 27" Eizo CG277, Wacom, Lowboy etc), Location Kit (15" Macbook Pro Retina, Seaport/Tripod/Hyperjuices etc), Nikon D850, Canon 5D MKIV, Lenses, Profoto B1 Kit


Name: Henry Gorse
Skills: Lighting, Production, Film Systems & Loading, Freestyle Problem Solver
Experience: 4
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Long Legs, Skateboard, Oyster Card
Equipment: Nikon D700 + 24-70mm F2.8, Pentax 6x7 + Lenses, 3x SB900 Speedlights, Light Meter, Bananas


Name: Andrew Goss
Skills: Lighting, Digital Operating, Loading All Sorts Of Film, Maintaining My 'Beautiful' Australian Accent. Strewth!
Experience: 5
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Skateboard, Bicycle, A Very Cute Motorcycle, Oyster Card
Equipment: Canon 5D MKIII 24-70mm II 2.8, 70-200mm II 2.8, MacBook Pro 15" Retina, Light Metering Device, Leatherman, Reusable Water Bottle To Keep Hydrated


Name: Jessica Segal
Skills: Phase One Certificated Digital Operator, Lighting, Photography, Film Loading, Master Of Moodboards, Organised, Keeping The South African Accent Bru!!!
Experience: 4
Location: North London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Dr Martens, Skateboard, Running Shoes, Yoga Mat
Equipment: 15" Macbook Retina Pro, Eizo 22" ColourEdge CG222W, Keyboard & Mouse, Tethering Tools, Hyperjuice, Canon 5D MK3 + Lenses, Pentax 67 + Lenses, Yashica T4, Olympus Pen-EE


Name: Berit Von Enoch
Skills: Lighting, Digi, Loading Film Cameras, German, Mad Snow Machine & Dancing Skills, Great Left Hook
Experience: 3
Location: North London
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Oyster Card, Uber App, Bike, Trainers
Equipment: Macbook Pro, Epson V750 Pro, Fuji X-Pro1 + Lenses, Mamiya RB67 + Lenses, IPhone, Assistant Kit Bag, Snacks


Name: Bruce Horak
Skills: Phase One Certificated Digital Operator, Flash & Constant Lighting, Loading Film, Staying Calm Like A Jedi, Organisation, Travelling & Location Work
Experience: 10
Location: North London & Cape Town
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: I'll go anywhere on a bicycle
Equipment: Nikon D850 24-70MM 70-200MM, 13" Macbook Pro Retina, Eizo 24" Monitor, Digital Location Kit (Workcase, Tripod, Battery, Tether Cables etc), Wacom, Assistants Kit Bag


Name: Tayo Nelson
Skills: Lighting & Grip, Production, Digi-Op, Cooking, First Aid, Meditating, Solutions Not Problems
Experience: 10
Location: North East South West London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Car, Bicycle, Skis
Equipment: 15" Retina Macbook Pro, De Vere 10x8, Canon 5D MKIV, 16-35MM, 24-105MM, 70-200MM, Speedlights


Name: Tom Donald
Skills: Digital, Lighting, Retouching, Good Vibes, Pixels
Experience: 11
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Lexus Hatchback
Equipment: 15" Macbook Pro Retina + Location Kit, 24" Eizo Colouredge, Wacom, Canon 5D MK4, Prime Lenses, 17MM Tilt Shift Lens, 2x Profoto D1


Name: Georgia Shane
Skills: Digital Operating, Retouching, Strong Moodboard Game, List Maker, Morale Booster & Occasional Foot Model, Strong Eyebrows
Experience: 3
Location: North West London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Vauxhall Adam (Figgy), All Trains
Equipment: Canon 5D MKIII, 24-70mm 2.8, Macbook Pro 15" Retina, Adobe Creative Suite CS6 + Capture One, 2x Gemini Bowens 400 Kit, Wacom, Assisting Kit Bag


Name: Owen Porter
Skills: Continous & Strobe Lighting for Stills & Moving Image, Digi Op, Professional Level With Photoshop Compositing & Retouching, Funk & Jazz Aficionado
Experience: 3
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Oyster Monthly Ticket
Equipment: Imac 21" 4K Retina Display, Wacom Graphics Tablet, Assistants Kit Bag Full Of Goodies, Too Many Rolls Of Gels To Count, Own Body Weight In Croc Clips & Tape, Biscuits


Name: Liam Curtin
Skills: Lighting, Retouching, Phase One Certificated Digi, Basic 3D Motion Graphics in After Effects, 6ft 4" Human Crane
Experience: 5
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Uber, Oystercard (or maybe contactless; I like to mix it up), Running
Equipment: Canon 5D MKII, 100MM Macro L 2.8, 50MM 1.4, 24-70MM MK2, 70-200MM MK2, 15" MacBook Pro, Capture One Pro, Full Adobe CC, Apple Cinema Display, Wacom, 3x Elinchrom BRX500, Skyport, Small Softbox, Small


Name: Bradley Polkinghorne
Skills: Lighting + Grip, Production, Digi, Cable Tidying, Wearing Black, Telepathy, Animal Whispering
Experience: 2
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Car (VW Bora), TFL
Equipment: Canon 5D MKIII, 20-70MM II F2.8, 85MM II F1.2, Black Book Of Supplies, Assistant's Kit Bag, Popeye's Spinach, Invisibility Cloak


Name: Craig Teunissen
Skills: Lighting, Grip, Digi, Camera/Gimbal Op, Production, Video Editing, Know My Knots
Experience: 10
Location: East London/Cape Town
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Tube, Bike
Equipment: Nikon D800, 24-70MM, 85MM, 105MM, 15" Macbook Pro Retina


Name: Patrick Spilsbury
Skills: Lighting, Grip, Fixing Cables, Problem Solving, Always Smiling, Being Cheeky & Sweet Enough To Talk My Way Out Of Trouble!
Experience: 8
Location: North London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Nope
Equipment: Nikon D810, 24-70MM 2.8, 50MM 1.4, 85MM 1.4, Tiffen Variable ND, 15" MacBook Pro Retina


Name: Anthony Yates
Skills: Lighting, Digital Operator, Retouching, Excellent Taste In Music
Experience: 5
Location: North London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Bicycle With A Year Old Puncture
Equipment: Sony A7III, Canon 6D, Canon EF 70-200MM F2.8L USM, MacBook Pro Retina, iPad, 2x Elinchrom BXRi 500


Name: Ben Turner
Skills: lighting (flash & constant), Digi Op (Phase One Certificated), Well Travelled, Video & Movie Experience, Gimbal Op, Rigging, Driving Vans, Can See In The Dark
Experience: 8
Location: South West London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Vauxhall & 3 Bikes (I know!!!)
Equipment: Mac Pro, Nikon D810 + Lenses, Elinchrom Rangers, Elinchrom Quadras, Softboxes Bags & Dishes, More Memory Cards Than You Can Shake A Stick At.


Name: Chris Chudleigh
Skills: Digi Op, Lighting & Grip, BTS, Retouching, Bringer Of Good Vibes To Set, Creator Of Lovely Curves
Experience: 8
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Jeep Cherokee, Bike & Board
Equipment: 15" Macbook Pro 2017, Eizo CG247, Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 24-70 MKII, Assisting Kit Bag


Name: Dan Knott
Skills: Lighting (natural & studio), Digi Op, Producing Skills, E-Comm Experience
Experience: 6
Location: Northish Eastish London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Bike Or Hire
Equipment: MacBook Pro Fusion Drive, External Battery, Seaport & Legs, Assistant Kit, Photeks, Reflectors, Nikon D850 & Lenses


Name: Conor Clarke
Skills: Lighting, Loading Film, Shooting Castings, Digi Op (Phase One Certificated), Van Driver, Problem Solving, Great Model Stand In, Ex Bartender/Barista, Ability To Speak A Few Phrases In Irish
Experience: 2
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Tube
Equipment: Canon 5D MK4 + 24-70MM 2.8, 15" Macbook Pro Retina, Profoto B1, 4ft Octa, Seaport + Legs, Mamiya RZ67 Pro II + 90MM


Name: Nina Close
Skills: Digital Operating, Retouching, Professional Optimist, On Set Moodboards, Exceptional List Maker, Can & Will Do Attitude, Previously Known As Nice Or Naughty Nina!!!
Experience: 6
Location: East London & Los Angeles
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Oyster Card & Well Paced Walking
Equipment: 15" Macbook Pro Retina, Wacom, Capture 12, Lightroom, Adobe Master Suite, Canon 5D MK3 + Lenses, Fuji X-T2 + Lenses, Assisting Kit Bag Which Includes Chewing Gum & Snacks To Share!


Name: Nick Radley
Skills: Digital Operating, Lighting, E-Comm, Keyboard Shortcuts, Cable Tidying
Experience: 4
Location: North London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Oyster Card, Uber, Walking Fast, Skis
Equipment: 15" MacBook Pro, Canon 5D MK4 + Canon 24-70MM, 2x Gemini Bowens 400, Wheelie Kit Bag


Name: Will Richards
Skills: Phase One Certificated Digital Operator, Retouching, Lighting (flash, continous & available), Travelling, Location & Studio, Country Boy Living In The City
Experience: 7
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: VW Golf
Equipment: 15" Macbook Pro Retina + Software, Full Digi Studio & Location Kit, Canon Selphy Printer, Nikon D850 + Full Set Of Sigma Art Lenses, Nikon SB910 Speedlight, Tripods & Lastolites