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

We deliver our 1 Ton Truck with 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, FCB Chicago, PBS, and Northwestern Hospital. 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, FS7, FS700, a7, C100, and GoPro camera packages, as well Zeiss B-Speed primes, an Angenieux 20-120mm t/2.9 zoom, and Canon L lenses.

links to Stephen's portfolio, reel, and imdb


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

Recent commercial clients as a gaffer, key grip, or DP include Perdue, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Swedish Fish, Intren, and Kohler. He worked as an electric on the first season of Fox's Exorcist, as well as on independent features including Canal Street and A Chance in the World.

Professional training includes the technician internship program at Daufenbach Camera and certification from IATSE Local 476's Aerial Work Platform training course.

links to Mark's portfolio, reel, and imdb