The Crew

We are proud to work with some of the most talented lighting, camera and digital crew in the industry. The crew members below are all available through Gripvan

  Chris Jelley   Chris has assisted for more than ten years on every conceivable job from advertising to editorial, corporate to celebrity, studio and location, UK and abroad, large and small. His experience makes him a versatile assistant on any job at any level.   Outside of photography he's a keen climber and spends much of his time visiting climbing gyms to go bouldering.   

Chris Jelley

Chris has assisted for more than ten years on every conceivable job from advertising to editorial, corporate to celebrity, studio and location, UK and abroad, large and small. His experience makes him a versatile assistant on any job at any level. 

Outside of photography he's a keen climber and spends much of his time visiting climbing gyms to go bouldering.

 

  Greg Llengyel   Greg is a highly experienced and one of the most respected lighting gaffers in London.  Greg is a fully qualifies electrician, holding the xxx qualification.  He is therefore able to handle the most complex of lighting set-ups and is a regular on demanding sets for some of the biggest brands around.  

Greg Llengyel

Greg is a highly experienced and one of the most respected lighting gaffers in London.  Greg is a fully qualifies electrician, holding the xxx qualification.  He is therefore able to handle the most complex of lighting set-ups and is a regular on demanding sets for some of the biggest brands around.  

  Matt McQuillan   Lighting Assistant/Digital Operator   Assisting in London for 6 years. Matt has worked across most genres of photography and spends an increasing amount of his time working on automotive and sports campaigns. 

Matt McQuillan

Lighting Assistant/Digital Operator 

Assisting in London for 6 years. Matt has worked across most genres of photography and spends an increasing amount of his time working on automotive and sports campaigns. 

  Jimmy Crippen   Jimmy is an ideal first assistant, and a perfect complement to the Gripvan service. He started his career in West End theatres running crews and working shows before moving on to set building, working for Andy Knight set builders for 15 years. With solid lighting and camera knowledge he regularly works for international photographers such as Michael Muller and Frank Ockenfels. Recent shoots include Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049 and Murder on The Orient Express.  Qualified to drive & operate cherry pickers / Genie booms

Jimmy Crippen

Jimmy is an ideal first assistant, and a perfect complement to the Gripvan service. He started his career in West End theatres running crews and working shows before moving on to set building, working for Andy Knight set builders for 15 years. With solid lighting and camera knowledge he regularly works for international photographers such as Michael Muller and Frank Ockenfels. Recent shoots include Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049 and Murder on The Orient Express.

Qualified to drive & operate cherry pickers / Genie booms

  Dominic Hawgood   Dominic is an award winning, cross disciplinary artist who combines CGI, light installation, sculpture, photography, and animation. As well as being a top photo assistant, Dom has built a reputation as a cutting edge practitioner, who has emerged out of photography’s expanded field.  He has a technical and academic aptitude, lighting knowledge and a broad ranging skill set.

Dominic Hawgood

Dominic is an award winning, cross disciplinary artist who combines CGI, light installation, sculpture, photography, and animation. As well as being a top photo assistant, Dom has built a reputation as a cutting edge practitioner, who has emerged out of photography’s expanded field.  He has a technical and academic aptitude, lighting knowledge and a broad ranging skill set.

  Sam Bénard   Sam is a successful and experienced photographer in his own right, as well as a trusted and sort after first assistant, working with some of the  biggest names in commercial photography.  Sam is also an accomplished Digi Operator, making him a critical addition to large and complex shoots.

Sam Bénard

Sam is a successful and experienced photographer in his own right, as well as a trusted and sort after first assistant, working with some of the  biggest names in commercial photography.  Sam is also an accomplished Digi Operator, making him a critical addition to large and complex shoots.

  Daniele Colucciello   Experienced lighting assistant based in London

Daniele Colucciello

Experienced lighting assistant based in London