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Robbie Allen

Founder and Managing Director

Robbie invented and built the first Lobster Pot and Lobster Vision, and has grown the company into the global business it is today.

Before this he was an editor, producer and time-lapse cameraman. This gave him great visual and client skills, and that's reflected in the huge number of blue-chip companies we're proud to work for.

Robbie has installed systems across Europe, the Middle East, China and Mexico. He is the joint inventor of the 'Crab' control and monitoring system, GB patent 2499637.

Hannah Johns

Accounts Assistant

Hannah is responsible for providing all of our day to day finance support - she looks after sales and purchase ledger along with all of our credit control.

She's also a talented violinist and manager of her band, the Leylines

Lobster Pictures Operations Director Kelly McKeown.

Kelly McKeown

Operations Director

Kelly is our Operations Director, ensuring that our clients are well-served and that the operational day-to-day installation, maintenance and repair of our Lobster Pots happens flawlessly, safely and to the highest standards.

She is responsible for our team of Technicians and draws on her management skills as Lobster Pictures' Wellbeing Champion.

With fifteen years in television production and post-production behind her and senior-level experience in managing projects for our clients, Kelly brings a wealth of strategic business expertise to this position.

Ellis Watts


Ellis edits your time-lapse and corporate videos. He has worked in a wide variety of media industries including film, television, marketing and theatre. He has also worked on projects for clients such as Ørsted and Keith Prowse Hospitality.

Barney Livingston

System Administrator

Barney develops and optimises our network tools. He’s currently building a new low-power, scalable hardware platform for Lobster Pot cameras, and working on great new tools to allow us to control cameras remotely. 

Barney has a first class degree in Computer Science and is co-author of three published papers on Peer-to-Peer network simulators. He also has many years’ experience designing and developing networks and systems.

Andrew Rodgers

Workshop Manager

Andrew runs our busy workshop - ensuring every Lobster Pot is built and tested to the same exacting standards that makes them the best time lapse cameras in the world!

He has a BEng in Communications Systems Engineering and ten years' experience in electronics production environments.

Luke Slater

Senior Technician

Luke is a born craftsman. He builds Lobster Pot time-lapse cameras and bracketry of all types, and has carried out installations across the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA. He’s also a talented photographer and holds a first-class degree in Fine Art. Outside work, he designs and builds his own boats.

Luke has IPAF, CSCS, PASMA tower training and full offshore certification. He is also an SSSTS qualified site safety supervisor.

Marcus Tanner

Senior Technician

Marcus is a fantastically dedicated, skilled and safe technician. He's installed and de-rigged Lobster Pots for us all over the UK. He has CSCS and IPAF certifications and also a SSTS Site Supervisor.

Outside work, he plays rugby and football and coaches a cricket team. 

Joe Horton

Senior Technician

Joe is one of the pillars that hold up Lobster pictures (literally, standing at 6'7"). A hard-working and focused member of the team, Joe installs and derigs cameras safely and professionally all over Europe. He holds CSCS, IPAF and working at height qualifications.

Joe is also an accomplished rugby player, plying his trade as a centre for Chipping Sodbury RFC.

Harry Coelho

Senior Support Technician

Harry's responsibilities are to keep your cameras running smoothly, from the day of the install to the end of your project.

He has a first class honours degree in Media Technology and is a keen Photographer in his spare time.

Tony O’Donoghue


Tony has recently joined the Lobster team and has installed and de-rigged cameras all over the UK. He has a background in workshop fabrication and environmental management, and came to us with most of the certifications  and training required to work on all our construction sites. Outside work, he’s a keen football supporter and player. 

Melissa Wyman

Junior Technician

Melissa is an integral part of the installation and support teams. She has a first-class degree in Design Photography, and all the training required to work safely on sites. Prior to Lobster Pictures, she worked as a field engineer in the oil industry in Canada - so British winters are mild to her! She has dual Canadian and UK nationality and loves ice hockey.