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About

At Direct Digital, our passion and knowledge sets us apart from the crowd. Our specialist technical assistance and first-rate customer service are complimentary for every single client. We maintain an open-door policy whereby professionals, assistants, and amateurs are welcome to stop by any of our locations to ask questions and have hands-on time with kit.

We take pride in offering the same flexible, dependable services and quality equipment from all Direct Digital locations in London, Manchester, Paris and Cape Town. Our own delivery fleet ensures that clients get the right equipment, on time, every time and should the shoot require a studio setting we have our own bespoke studio within our London office and affiliates and Partners in London, Manchester, and Paris. Our clients’ success is our highest priority, and we believe that it is the reason they continue to partner with Direct Digital.

Meet the team

Our team are industry experts with years of technical and creative experience. From commercial to music video, landscape to portraiture, they love supporting our industry and pride themselves on helping you realise your vision. Have a look below to see what they do both professionally as well as in their spare time.

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Rental Desk and General Enquiries
Paul Walsh
Paul Walsh

Rental Desk Manager

After almost 20 yrs with Direct

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Andrew McGuinness
Andrew McGuinness

Rental Desk Executive

Andrew joined Direct Photographic in 2006

Andrew

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Holly Monks
Holly Monks
Rental Desk Executive - Manchester

Hiya, Holly! Anyone who...
Grace Mpono
Grace Mpono
Rental Desk Executive

Well hello, Grace! Sport is Grace's...
Philippe Wertheimer
Philippe Wertheimer
Responsable Administratif...
Rachel Anfray
Rachel Anfray
Assistante Commerciale...
Craig Hemphill
Craig Hemphill
Account Handler...
Richard Arnold
Richard Arnold
Rental Desk Executive...
Camera Department
Gurdev Singh
Gurdev Singh

Studio & Consumables Supervisor

Have you met Gurdev? He is

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Joanna Wolak
Joanna Wolak
Camera Technician...
Olivier Thierry
Olivier Thierry
Responsable Département Numérique...
Moving Image
Ole Mienert
Ole Mienert
Account Manager - Emerging Film Makers​...
Camille Brayer
Camille Brayer
Commercials Marketing...
Operations
Julian Kent
Julian Kent
Operations Equipment Controller...
Brian Gee
Brian Gee

Operations Equipment Controller - Sunbeam & The Worx

Brian has

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Giovani Zarbo
Giovani Zarbo
Operations Equipment Controller...
Jacky Cayre
Jacky Cayre
Technician...
Xavier Bonneau
Xavier Bonneau
Technician...
Frédéric Premoli
Frédéric Premoli
Technician...
Luvuyo Poni
Luvuyo Poni
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Transport Control
Jamie Cross
Jamie Cross

Distribution Supervisor

Jamie has been with Direct Photographic since

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Jason Crane
Jason Crane
Transport Controller

Transport Controller Jason has some serious organisational...
Gary Hill
Gary Hill
Fleet Transport Co-ordinator

Have you met our Fleet Manager...
Drivers
Justin Malone
Justin Malone

Driver

Like a lot of our team members, transport

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Simon Armstrong
Simon Armstrong

Driver

Simon has been with Direct Photographic since 2006

Despite

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Mark Ramdas
Mark Ramdas

Driver

Our transport driver Mark is basically a Google

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Angus Boyce
Angus Boyce

Driver

A former Air Force crewman, our transport driver

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Terry Howarth
Terry Howarth
Driver

With his distinctive style and passion for all...
Steve Rawlings
Steve Rawlings
Driver

Steve is one of our most experienced transport...
Guillaume Royer
Guillaume Royer
Technician...
Govinda Crenn
Govinda Crenn
Driver...
Gcobani Naki
Gcobani Naki
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Other Departments
Lloyd Barker
Lloyd Barker

General Manager

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Jean Christophe Jesupret
Jean Christophe Jesupret
General Manager ...
Simon Browitt
Simon Browitt
Business Development Manager...
Nikki Sinclair
Nikki Sinclair
PA...
Chad Slater
Chad Slater
Credit Control...
Luminary Lighting Repairs
Colin Stewart
Colin Stewart
Luminary Manager...
Roy Gardiner
Roy Gardiner
Repair Engineer...
Steve Fairweather
Steve Fairweather
Repair Engineer...


Luminary Lighting is the UK’s leading photographic lighting repair centre and Direct Digital’s official repair agent.

Committed to the client, Luminary is Profoto authorised and provides repairs, lighting and grip sales from leading brands such as Broncolor, Elinchrom, Briese, Kino Flo and more, and bespoke services to outfit any client’s specific needs.

Offering expert advice and friendly customer service from knowledgeable technicians, Luminary Lighting has been illuminating the industry since 1987.

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