ABOUT

Assist London represents London’s finest photographic lighting technicians 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 OUR TEAM

  • 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 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 photographic lighting technicians and digital operators 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 £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 team 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 out team 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 OUR 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 team’s day rates.

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 our team’s 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 our team 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 people constantly chasing you for payments.


TEAM

Meet our talented team of London's finest lighting technicians and digital operators.


 

Name: Julia Eskell
Skills: Digital Operating, Retouching On & Off Set, Organisation, Marvellous Mood Boards, Giggling, Table Football, Yoga
Experience: 18
Location: South West London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Car, Bauer Roller Skates
Equipment: MacBook Pro M3 Max 16", MacBook Pro M1 Max 16", iPad Pro 12.9", 2 x Eizo CG247’s + Satellite Set Up, Seaport, Tripod, Dolly, 4 x Batteries. Digital accessories case. Canon Selphy CP3200 Printer. Smoke machine, Canon R5 + Grip, RF 50mm 1.2, RF 24-70mm 2.8, EF- EOS R Adaptor, Canon 5D MK4 Kit: 2 x Bodies + 24-70mm & 70-200mm,


Name: Luke Johnson
Skills: Capture One Certified With 6 Years Experience, Strong Technical Knowledge, Lighting Assisting (8 Years) With All Major Kit, Great Problem Solver & Camera Tethered Fixer-Upper!!!
Experience: 10
Location: South West London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: A Motorbike (that I still haven't told my mum about), Land Rover Freelander
Equipment: Digi kit for anything you need from studio packages to location set ups and all on a sexy cart if you want it. Also have cameras and lights.


Name: Bruce Horak
Skills: Phase One Certificated Digital Operator, Flash & Constant Lighting, Loading Film, Staying Calm Like A Jedi, Organisation, Travelling & Location Work
Experience: 14
Location: London & Cape Town
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: I'll go anywhere on a bicycle
Equipment: Nikon D850 + Lens Kit, 16" Macbook Pro M1. 13” Macbook Pro. Eizo Monitors, Wacom, Keyboards, Mouse, Digital Location Kit (Workcase, Tripod, External Batteries, Tether Cables etc), Assistants Kit Bag


Name: Liam Curtin
Skills: Phase One Certificated Digi, Lighting, Retouching, Mood Boards, Making Paths, 6ft 4" Human Crane, Ecom
Experience: 8
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Uber, Oystercard (or maybe contactless; I like to mix it up), Bicycle
Equipment: Canon 5D MK4, 100MM Macro L, 24-70MM MK2, 70-200MM MK2, 15" MacBook Pro, Capture One Pro, 3x Elinchrom BRX500 + Modifiers, Lots Of Grip


Name: Craig Teunissen
Skills: Lighting, Grip, Digi, Camera/Gimbal Op, Production, Video Editing, Know My Knots
Experience: 13
Location: East London
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Tube, Bike
Equipment: Nikon D800, 24-70MM, 85MM, 105MM, 15" Macbook Pro Retina


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: 11
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: Digital Operator, Lighting Tech, Retoucher, Video & Stills, Castings & BTS, Bringer Of Good Vibes To Set, Creator Of Lovely Curves
Experience: 12
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Jeep Cherokee
Equipment: Apple M2 Max 16" 2023 Macbook Pro, Seaport Case, 055 Tripod Legs with Manfrotto Quick Release, X2 Hyperjuice 100w batteries, Eizo CG247, Cal Digit TS3, Area51 & Tethertools Tethers, Tether Block, Apple Keyboard, Apple Mouse, Capture One, Photoshop, Lightroom, Chronosync, Backup SSD, UE Boom & Kitbag with light meter, X-rite color checker, adaptors, cables, tapes, clips and all the shoot essentials.


Name: Nick Radley
Skills: Digital Operating, Lighting, E-Comm, Keyboard Shortcuts, Cable Tidying
Experience: 7
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Oyster Card, Uber, Walking Fast, Skis
Equipment: 15" MacBook Pro, Inovativ Voyager Digi Cart, EIZO CG247X, Ipad, Caldigit, Accsoon Cineview SE, Seaport+Legs, Canon 5D MK4 + Canon 24-70MM, Blackmagic 6K, Dji Rs2, Van


Name: Danny Walker
Skills: Lighting, Digital Operator, Loading Film, Retouching, Never Being Cold, Chief Of Morale
Experience: 5
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Too many bikes, VW Passat Estate, Zip Car Membership, Public Transport
Equipment: MacBook Pro 15”, 24” Eizo, Light-Meter, Trusty Leatherman, Hyperjuice, Tripod, Wacom, Owner Of At Least 12 Nicknames


Name: Declan Slattery
Skills: Lighting, Digi Op, Loading Film, Ecomm, Very Tall, Always Has A Story For Everything
Experience: 8
Location: North London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Uber, Public Transport
Equipment: Canon 5D MKII + 24-70MM, Fujifilm XT4 + 18-55MM, Mamiya RB67 + 90MM, 13" Macbook Pro Retina, Tripod, Leatherman, Assistant Bag


Name: Patricia Benitez
Skills: Digi Op (Phase One Certificated), Lighting (Flash & Continuous), Capture One, ChronoSync, Spanish, Very Organised, Speedy Gonzalez, Small But Strong
Experience: 3
Location: North London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Oyster Card & Good Pair Of Running Shoes!
Equipment: Sony A7III + 24-70MM +55MM, 15" MacBook Pro, Tripods, Assistant's Kit Bag, Wacom, Spotify, Many Gels


Name: Chloe Yates
Skills: Digi Op, Phase One, Hasselblad, Lighting Op (flash & continuous all major brands), Film Loading, Ecom, Organised, Macgyver Level Problem Solving, Exceptional Vibes Only, Pro Spotify Playlist Maker
Experience: 4
Location: East London
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Avid Tapper & Maggie The Bicycle
Equipment: Canon 5D MK4 + Lenses, Fuji XPro2, MacBook Pro Retina 15", Capture One, Adobe Suite, Chronosync, Kit Essentials, "I've probably got it in my bag!"


Name: Harri Gillan
Skills: Lighting (flash, continuous, grip, kit lists) in studio and on location. Digi Op (Capture One, Chronosync, moodboards) very organised multi-tasking high speed worker and problem solver. Very strong - can lift concrete (ask rob!) fast runner
Experience: 8
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: VW Golf + quick moving legs
Equipment: Canon 5DsR & Sony A7rlV + Lenses, MacBook Pro, Wacom Tablet, Tripods, Tethering cables, 9x9 Scrim (black out, full stop scrim, bleached bounce) Adobe Suite, Capture One, Chronosync, x2 B10 plus strobes + rechargeable batteries, grid set with gels, Medium white umbrella + sock, 5in1 lasolite reflector, background support, x2 c stands, x2 manfrotto master stands, x2 magic arms + super clamps, Universal Profoto TTL Air Remote. Lighting tech kit bag for all on set grip needs.


Name: Ollie Wilkinson-Avis
Skills: Lighting, Digi Op, Mood Boards, Film Loading, Gimbal Video Work, Organised, Intuitive, Always Cheerful (unless really hungry), Cool Head
Experience: 5
Location: Penge (yep it's a real place)
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: VW Polo (sick at parallel parking), Public Transport
Equipment: 16" MacbookPro M1 Max, Canon R5, EF 16-35 F2.8L, EF24-70 F2.8 LII, EF 70-200 F2.8 LII, RF To EF Adaptor, Godox ad400pro Twin Kit, Stands, Modifiers, Remotes For Nikon & Canon, Manfrotto 055, Tons Of Croc Clips, Really Strong Gaffa Tape


Name: Matthew Tortolano
Skills: Lighting, Grip, Digi, Capture One, Moving Image Experience,Retouching, Chronosync, Beautiful Moodboard Creations, Transforming Myself In To A Light Stand,
Experience: 7
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: A Few Old Vintage Bikes, London Underground (with a knowledge of station shortcuts), My Legs
Equipment: Canon 5D MKiii + Lenses, MacBook Pro Retina 15", Chronosync, Canon C200, Wacom, Tripod, Tether Kit, Adobe Suite, Capture One, Endless Rolls Of Gaffa Tape


Name: Sophie Webster
Skills: Lighting (Flash, Continous, Spicy CRLS Handling), Digi Op (Capture One, Chronosync, Lightning Fast Moodboards), Film Loading, Always Looking Busy, Speedy Pack Downs, Unwavering British Sarcasm,
Experience: 3
Location: North London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: TFL, Long Legs & Motorised Donkey
Equipment: Mamiya RZ67 Pro ii + 90MM Lens + 2 Backs, MacBook Pro 14" M1 Max 2TB (Capture, Chrono, Adobe), Caldigit, Hyperjuice, Giant Assisting Kit Bag, Too Many Gels


Name: Kai Jadwat
Skills: Master of Light, Loader of film, Digi Op, Retoucher, Ecom, Lifter of heavy things, Putting the mood in mood-boards, Chess lord
Experience: 3
Location: South London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Bicycle (analog)
Equipment: Macbook Pro 16", Hasselblad 500CM + 80mm T2.8, Wacom tablet, Too much gaffer tape, clips, gels


Name: Doma Dovgialo
Skills: Phase One Certified Digi Op. Lighting Technician. Organised. Very fast and adaptive despite the short legs. Great for holding lights in small & overcrowded location houses. Speaks 4 languages, one of which is helpfully English. Always optimistic and up for a laugh.
Experience: 5
Location: North West London
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Tube, Bike
Equipment: Macbook Pro M2 Max 16” (96GB Unified Memory/4TB SSD Storage), Seaport i-Visor LS Pro MAG Laptop Case with Manfrotto Tripod, Eizo ColorEdge CG211 (21.3 inch) Desktop Monitor, Canon 5d Mark IV Body, Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM Lens, Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Lens, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, Tamron 70-200 f2.8 Di VC USD Lens, X3 Profoto B1X Monolights (with Profoto Air Remote, Extra Batteries & Masterstands), X2 Elinchrom Rotalux Stripbox 130x50cm Softbox, Elinchrom Rotalux Deep 100cm Octabox, X2 130cm Umbrella with Sock, DJI Ronin M Handheld Gimbal System, DJI RS 3 Ronin Gimbal.


Name: Will ‘Jago’ Johnson
Skills: Mindreading, Unbreakable Smile, Mr Fixer, Lighting Assistant (1y), Production (3y), Installation & Set Building (2y), Being Very Tall & Strong (Forever), Massage Therapy (2y), Making The Worlds Best Cup Of Tea, Hugs, Buying Clothes, Swimming, Cycling, Driving + Parking Anything/Anywhere.
Experience: 3
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: VW Polo, Giant Propel Advanced 2 (+ can drive Splitters + Lutons)
Equipment: Hands, Set Tool Box, Massage Table + Lotion


Name: Lawrence Atkin
Skills: Lighting Tech (Flash, LED, and HMI), Digi Op, Retouching and Layer Blending, Spotify Radio Specialist, Human Boom Arm (Same Wingspan as Larry Bird), Photoshop and InDesign moodboards, Capture One Shortcut King, ChronoSync, Aussie can-do attitude, Can usually be found cleaning the tops of studio fridges (no-one else sees how dirty they get!)
Experience: 7
Location: North London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Manual Driver License (no car but can be rented with ease), Sardine cans shooting through tubes under the city.
Equipment: 2021 M1 Max MacBook Pro (64GB, 4TB), iPad Pro 10.9, All day batteries, Wacom, Inovativ Digi Plate w Grip/Accessories, Manfrotto 055 legs, USB-C cable for days, SSD backups, Pocket Wizard x5, Sony A1, Sony A9 Mk2, Sony GM Holy Trinity (16-200mm), Canon 24mm TS-E w adapter, 35mm F1.4, 50mm F1.4


Name: George Maund
Skills: Lighting, Loading Film, Next Level Latte Art, Organised & On Time, Unmatched Strength To Weight Ratio
Experience: 2
Location: South London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Mazda 3 (Big Boot!) + Bicycle
Equipment: Hasselblad 501cm + 80mm CFE & 150mm, A Good Amount Of Sharpie Pens, Fuji GS645, MacBook Pro, Adobe


Name: Andre Vasiljev
Skills: Digital Operator & Lighting Technician (Flash & Continuous), Photography, B-Cam Operator, Ecom & Muscle For Hire, 35mm 5x4 & 10x8 Film Loading And Dev As Well As Dark Room Printing Experience, Studio & Team Management, Allround Serious Guy.
Experience: 15
Location: East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Hot Boy Honda Jazz, Cub C90, GT Tenquesta
Equipment: Nikon D800, Sony RXM7, Fuji Xpro1, Sony Mavica, Insta 360, Sigma Art 50mm, Sigma Art 24-70mm, Nikkor 24-70mm, Selection of older Nikon film lenses, MacBook Pro m1x, Cheese plate light, lowboy, satellite kit (5 or 10 meter) BenQ monitor, Eizo Monitor, Hard drives, docks etc. Profoto D1 1000 x 4, Air remote, Zoom reflectors and much more grip.


Name: Grace Tasselli
Skills: Lighting (flash & continuous), Digi Op, Capture One, Chronosync, Loading Film, E-Commerce, Moodboards, Useless Trivia Supplier, World-Famous Spotify Set DJ
Experience: 3
Location: East London
Driving Licence: No
Vehicles: Tube, Bike, Legs
Equipment: 13” Pimped Out Macbook Pro, Sony A7Riii, 24-70mm f2.8 G Master, 85mm f1.8, Mamiya RZ67 Pro ii, 65mm lens, 2x 120 backs, Capture One, Adobe Suite, Chronosync, Mary Poppins level kit bag


Name: Jos Whiteman
Skills: Lighting, Digi, Broken Korean, Cameo Candy FULL dance routine
Experience: 3
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: Rusty Old Suzuki Jimny, Heelys
Equipment: Canon 5D MK4, EF 24-70mm, Canon Eos 1V, 16inch MacBook Pro, AD400 pro, Porofoto Air Remote, Manfrotto Tripod


Name: Guy Gunstone
Skills: Digital Operator, Data Wrangling, Remote Streaming, Wireless Monitoring, 30 Days SSD RAID Backup
Experience: 8
Location: South East London
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: VW ID. Buzz - for carbon neutral transport & deliveries
Equipment: Fully stocked digital operator kit for studio and location work including Eizos, iPads, Wireless Transmitters, Cart, Battery Power, 5G on-set internet, tethering for all modern camera systems and more.


Name: Mario Alvarez
Skills: Phase One Digital Operator, Flash & Constant Lighting, Loading Film, Very Adaptive, Organisation, Spanish speaker.
Experience: 3
Location: London/Madrid
Driving Licence: Yes
Vehicles: I'll go anywhere on a bicycle and my legs. Oystercard
Equipment: Macbook Pro M1. 13”Hasseblad 500 CM, Epson V800. Fujifilm XT2 with 35mm, 56mm, 23mm and 27mm lenses.Chronosync.Apple Keyboard, Apple Mouse,