The Team


Gecko Media founder, and slightly obsessive photographer, Karl Jeffs has worked for many international news agencies and his photos have appeared around the world. As a press photographer for more than ten years he has covered news, sport, and events for Getty Images, Thomson Reuters, The Associated Press; and the UK, Australian, and UAE press. After turning to the dark-side five years ago Karl has built up Gecko Media into the company it is today.


Senior Photographer Mosh Lafuente came to Gecko Media after several years working in the print media industry. As one of the most experienced studio and event snappers in the region, his work has appeared in Ahlan!, TimeOut, Car Middle East, and many more of the UAE’s glossies. Prior to arriving on these fair shores Mosh cut his teeth as a photojournalist for the Manila Standard Today and AFP in the Philippines.


Video Producer Ashraf Helmi has a strong background in broadcast journalism in the Middle East and can leverage (bribe!) his contacts, local knowledge and experience for any project. His work encompasses news production, corporate video, showreels, and events. An accomplished director/producer, shooter and editor, Ashraf can deliver high-quality content on time, backed by a team of experienced videographers.