Danklife Photo Illustration and Retouching was started in Los Angeles during 2004 by Daniel Kopton. The name being based on a blog he ran since 2000 that was a play on his name "Dan K" and "Danke", being the german word for "Thanks". The studio specializes in photo illustration, retouching and photography for special effects. Currently based in Portland Oregon Danklife now has 5 full time staff who exploit a, "Work From Home Studio" workplace for all it's worth. Their monitor tans stand as proof to their dedication. Or at least that is what they keep telling themselves. The studio has a ChromaKey studio for greenscreen work, a full set of Paul Buff Einstein lights for high speed shooting, Profoto for normal shooting and 2 banks of DedoLights for product detail work.
Danklife can be there with your project, from shooting day to print run in order to help you achieve the exact look you need. Leave the details to us while you craft the look you want.
They know what it is like to spend two weeks on a single celebrity image, going back and forth with managers, editors, and art buyers. We also know what it is like to work on mass produced campaign shoots, with 80 gigs shot in a day and hundreds of images needing custom retouching.
Danklife is now 9 years old as a independent studio but it's root goes back to the dark days of 92 when Dan first started working professionally. He can regale you with tales of Kreonite chem machines, Syquest disks, Mac Clones and unsharp filters that took 25 minutes to run. Ever had to powerwash a color chemistry machine in full hazmat suits or wonder what you could ever do to fill up a 80 meg disk? Just ask. See the "Personal Work" tab for his photography.
Clients have included: Nike, Adidas, Oakley, Mars, New Balance, Activision, Spyder, Microsoft, REI, Men's Health, Sports Illustrated, 24 Hour Fitness, Zumba, Best Buy, Gamblin, CBS Films, HBO, Bicycling, ESPN, Wolf Appliance, Woman's Health, Corbis, Getty Images, Jupiter Media, Blend Images and many others.