Atlas Lighting LLC is a grip & electric rental operation based in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood.

We deliver our trucks and package deals tailored to fit your production's needs, or rent out individual items a-la-carte.

Let us bring our passion, flexibility, and professionalism to your set - as rental service providers or as members of your crew.

Contact us to see how we can help with your next project.

Founders' Bios


Stephen Wester is a freelance DP and gaffer working in narrative, corporate, and music video productions in Chicago and around the US. He holds a BA in Cinema Art and Science from Columbia College Chicago.

Stephen worked as a gaffer or DP for companies including Showtime, Netflix, MTV, Spotify, PBS, and Illinois Lottery. He has also crewed on several award winning features such as Operator, Princess Cyd, The Rocket, Surprise Me, and Canal Street.

Camera equipment that he personally offers includes: Arri Alexa Classic and Sony FS7 camera packages. He also offers vintage Zeiss “B-Speed” Primes, Angenieux zoom, and Canon L lenses. Additionally he has wireless monitoring, monitors, and camera support.

links to Stephen's portfolio, reel, and imdb


Mark Davis is a gaffer and lighting console programmer focusing on commercial lighting. He holds a BA in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University, where he studied while professionally freelancing.

Recent clients as a gaffer or programmer include Dell, Walgreens, Kraft Heinz, Crimson Trace, and Cox Communications. He worked as an electric on Fox’s Exorcist and Proven Innocent.

Lighting control equipment that he personally offers includes a HedgeHog 4X console, a DP8000 processor, Hog4PC tablet and laptop rigs, and a range of DMX- and ArtNet-based data distribution accessories.

links to Mark's portfolio, reel, and imdb