Bentley Meeker

Bentley Meeker is the principal in Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging Inc. and is widely acknowledged as one of North America's leading experts in lighting. He began his lighting career as an assistant to photographer Peter Vaeth, where he learned lighting concepts for still and print photography from a range of experts. Then, he was a film and video gaffer and in-house lighting technician at New Yorks's Palladium. In 1988, the Writer's Guild strike drove him to focus more heavily on event design. He went on to work on projects as diverse as studio-release feature films and commercials to live performances by the likes of Aerosmith, Neil Diamond, Triumph, and Eddie Murphy, to name a few. Each of these career moves has allowed him to develop an extensive range of lighting skills. In 1990, he began his company, building his one-man organization into the leading event lighting firm in America today. For more than twenty years, he and his team have created a body of work that is unparalleled. He lives and works in New York City and Water Mill, NY.