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Meet Dan Khoury of Creative Digital Resource Services in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dan Khoury.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I began my career in the late 60’s operating mainframe computers that at the time took up a full floor of office space. I work in the first commercial high-rise building in downtown Los Angeles Occidental Center that is now the AT&T Center on Olive and 12th street. I was drafted in the summer of 1969 for Vietnam service and though I had computer operating abilities, I was sent to Vietnam as an infantry soldier. Placed in the 101st Airborne in the north of South Vietnam I was taken out of the field because there was a need for a computer operator at base camp. A few months later the firebase that I would have been assigned to was overrun with 70% casualties. It’s a story I tell my clients on how a computer may have saved my life. When returning to the states I worked with a couple of large companies running their mainframe computers. In the 80’s I help establish the first desktop computing environment for the company I was with at that time. This is when I started to branch off into the creative side of computing, the early stages of digital information that can be visual, i.e. computer graphics. First programs dealt with number crunching displayed in graphs of line, bar, pie charts. Then moved into the use of computers to present the flow of a speakers talk, i.e. powerpoint. From executive/corporate presentations, I began an interest in the digitizing of the photographic world and brought many of the then Santa Monica photo labs into the digital age. As the labs closed or moved east have made my presence in Santa Monica which is where a majority of my client are. Have fine-tuned my many years of knowledge and expertise in the analog to digital world of all aspects of imaging that I now sit as a central base of service and information to answer any needs of today’s imaging environment. From the simple product of a locket picture to custom fine production for corporate or individual clients.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Mostly the need to continually evolve and re-educate my knowledge in the ever-changing graphic tech world.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
The many years of being a part of the changing digital environments allowed me to develop a very rounded knowledge helpful in getting the final image concept completed accurately, on time and all work guaranteed. A center for all imaging needs. Work with photographers/artists or the person that needs to digitize old negatives. Can digitize and object or piece of art and years of craftsmanship to create it best display/print. Connected with local galleries, imaging labs, and framers to direct a client elsewhere if needed.

What were you like growing up?
Adventurist, quiet, studious. Art, photography was always an interest. I am a weekly lecturer at the Carroll Righter Foundation house in the Hollywood Hills for the last 25 years on the subject of Jungian astrology. Carroll Righter was (passed in 1988 and left his house for the further education on the age-old subject) the astrologer to the stars. This is the house that Ronald and Nancy Reagan would go for his talks and advice. There is a story in itself.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 3020 Wilshire Blvd Suite C
  • Website: CDRS-LA.com
  • Phone: 3106223032
  • Email: cdrs9999@gmail.com
  • Yelp: Digital Imaging Specialists

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