Photo Assistants 1st, 2nd, 3rd

If you are a Photo Assistant in the Chicago area and want to be listed on this page, please contact us.

1st Assistant

Experience level is the highest.  You are familiar with just about all lighting sources on the market, familiar with just about all grip gear and nomenclature associated with the job.  You are able to handle jobs by yourself if needed and able to anticipate and communicate photographers needs while being to direct 2nd and 3rd assistants.

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NameTelephoneWebsite
Derick Smith773-209-7028N/A
Craig Bender219-608-2854N/A
Tim Blokel708-837-7952www.stickdigital.net
Bob Wolgemuth312-925-9759N/A
John Jennings630-853-4120www.jenningsjohn.com
Ryan Bringas630-864-7209www.ryanbringas.com
Naomi Chu773-817-1626www.nchuphoto.com
John Burdett312-882-1863N/A
Scott Curtis312-656-9687N/A
Aaron Fulnecky574-536-3324N/A
Mike Shimer630-430-7438N/A
Kristina Archer734-776-3064N/A
Mark J. Doddato708-207-0366www.markdoddato.com
Evan Barr269-330-4615www.evanbarr.com
Brent Misner773-895-0163N/A
Sarah Crump312-912-3712www.sarahcrump.com
Sheri Flynn312-307-0441www.flynnworks.com
Kristie Kahns312-217-4261www.kristiekahns.com
Donte Tatum312-399-4330N/A
A J Kane312-848-7376N/A
Benji Aird770-362-2729www.airdography.com
Cristen Leifheit630-664-5915N/A
Thomas Vangel773-301-2222www.thomasvangel.com
Joe Bankmann773-793-0287www.joebankmann.com
Lauren Butterfield206-660-9126N/A
Travas Machel724-350-9858www.travasmachel.com
Ben Speckmann312-909-8826N/A
Jon Wes407-461-6113www.jonwes.com
Dub Swinehart646-281-5377www.dubswinehart.com
John Ruzich219-308-5069www.johnruzich.com
Courtney Rader937-304-3205N/A
Jose M. Necerra512-484-2401cargocollective.com/josembecerra
Nathanael Filbert312-504-9795N/A
Joanna Baum312-576-2452www.jcastanedaphotography.com
Austin M. Sosa805-722-8085www.sosaphoto.com
Lucas Anti562-522-0828N/A
Josh Darr773-727-8845www.slowlife-exhibit.tumblr.com
John Stock973-650-3215www.johnstock.us
Nathan Steinbach815-440-7407www.nathansteinbach.com
Justin Butzen630-388-9772www.justinbutzen.com
Robert Carani312-469-0620www.rcarani.com
Luke Schneider847-226-3613www.lukeschneiderphotography.com
Elizabeth Monge773-414-4659www.elizabethmongephoto.com
Anne Klemmer630-624-4314N/A
Josh P. Groth262-573-0321www.joshpgroth.com
Marina Paul872-232-9367www.marinapaulphotography.com
Olivia Kohler734-945-9867www.oliviakohlerphotography.com
Amilcar Cabrera917-519-6476www.amilcarphotography.com

2nd Assistant

Medium experience.  You have worked on jobs previously as a third assistant and are familiar with popular lighting sources, grip gear and nomenclature.  If called upon, you would be able to 1st assist if necessary.

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NameTelephoneWebsite
Aleks Tomaszewska773-332-6011N/A
Matthew Kutz414-940-8375N/A
John Laning773-801-8171N/A
Adam Daniels312-504-0728www.adamdaniels.com
Rick Majewski602-705-7008www.rickmajewski.com
Christopher Semel407-756-0441www.christophersemel.com
Jeff Catt281-732-5407www.jeffcatt.com
Josh Marrah765-437-6147www.jwmarrah.com
Will Nunnally757-660-9256www.willnunnally.com
Carlos Soria773-746-6979N/A
Brandon Farrington440-334-7098www.brandonfarrington.com
Chris Drake540-320-8255N/A
Michael R. Schmidt847-769-3945www.michaelrschmidtphotography.com
Whitney Hsieh630-742-1574www.whitneyhsiehphotography.com
Sam Phillipe217-891-9433N/A
Ben Pegram630-306-1311N/A
Powell Jordano773-899-5376www.powelljordano.com
Will Hartman480-324-6261N/A
Alison Boshert-Downs513-519-9794www.boschertdownsphotography.com
Brittany Purlee812-279-0699www.britography.com
Josh Beavers864-607-0903www.joshbeavers.com
Se Collier502-298-8654www.seanccollier.com
Brandon Fields312-505-4028www.bfieldsphoto.com
Anthony Soave773-451-5437www.anthonysoavephotography.com
Christopher Marrs630-276-8922www.christophermarrs.net
Krysta Williams773-343-5938www.krystaannwilliams.com
Aaron Ehinger773-949-7131www.aaronehingerphotography.com
Jonathan Samaniego813-898-7375www.jonathansamaniego.com
Dan Herman636-584-5224N/A
Erica Jones618-401-2404N/A
Bradley Danner772-485-3450www.braddanner.com
Carrie Lejjena417-813-9570N/A
Kevin Serna224-587-5755www.kevinserna.net
Ryan Schorr847-508-3519www.ryanschorr.com
Jennifer Guitian715-556-9087www.jenniferguitianphoto.com
Melanie Bert312-522-5712www.melaniebert.com
Scarlett Strickland313-434-7595www.katiescarlettartist.com
Matt Schwerin815-985-9570www.mattschwerin.com
Alessandro Medici312-576-4500www.sandro.work
Oscar Torres714-335-2914www.oscartorresphoto.com

 3rd Assistant

Low experience.  You are breaking into the field or have assisted on some photo jobs.  You are learning the ins and outs of the profession and are able to take direction from 1st or 2nd assistants.  The positions are continually requested if there is no 2nd assistant and will work directly for the 1st assistant.

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4th Assistant

Willing to hustle and run for things.  Able to retrieve items as requested and does not need to be kept on a short leash.  Responds well to given commands by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Assistants.  The fourth assistants bark is never worse than their bite.

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Stache and Charlotte
Stache and Charlotte
Jax
Jax
Ruby
Ruby
Zoe
Zoe
Izzy
Izzy
Hercules and Ninja
Hercules and Ninja
Eva
Eva