Frequently Asked Questions

Where is located?'s servers are co-located at a large national hosting company in the U.S. Our production offices are located in NYC.

Does this mean that is a New York web site.?

"NO!" is an internet web site and not a physical location.
This web site is for anyone anywhere in the world that is involved with the commercial photo industry.

Why are the Assistant's email address's no longer visible?

That is because other web sites and some photo companies have been data mining the site for emails to promote their products and services to you directly.

I am a photographer trying to contact assistants from your site, how do I proceed?

2.) Move your mouse to the navigation bar and over the FIND CREW MEMBERS heading.
3.) Select the desired catagory from the drop down list.
4.) The Database page will display the first 10 listings. You do have the option of using the Records per page drop down menu to view from 5 to 100 or All of the database records on one page.
5.) You can use the simple search field to search by city, state, country, or other info. Or you can use the Advanced search option to search by exact criteria.
6.) With your search results returned you can now view the results and click on the users image to view the information that each database listing offers. All listings should have a current working phone number for you to contact the site member.

How do I become recommended by

Any one that has this designation next to there name has been recommended by a respected industry professional and or by one of the founding members of this site. The assistants that are currently recommended by us have a level of knowledge and experience that is equal to or surpasses that of most commercial photographers these days. The assistant should be extremely aware and be able to handle all aspects of a photo shoot including pre & post production.

As an example; should the need ever arise, any one of the assistants recommended by the site could in an emergency situation take over shooting for a photographer and have the rest of the job continue to look like the original photographer had shot it.

"How do I know if I can be recommended?"
"You should be able to produce and shoot the job if the photographer drops dead."
This my seem a bit extreme of an example; but in reality this type of assistant is what we all need to strive for.

Photographers, please feel free to recommend an assistant to us via E-Mail.

Have a question you want answered? email it here

Stuff people say

Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. - Helmut Newton


"The Camera does not lie, Post Production and Publishers do". - James-ism 09/06/2013


Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. - Booker T. Washington


"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10


"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984


 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison


"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton


"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz


"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee


" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles


"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton


"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla


"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon


"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton


“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston


"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi


"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston


"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle


"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams


"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe


" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand


"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst


"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein


"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson


"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith


"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan

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