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What is Copper Lion, Inc.?

The Copper Lion, Inc. is a photo retouching shop for photographers and Ad agencies. Started in 2000 and  been rockin’ ever since.  My kids wanted us to name our business after Aslan from the Narnia series. So we named it Copper Lion. I love retouching and can’t imagine doing anything else – well, except maybe playing with Jeff Beck’s band.


Who am I?

I’m Richard. I enjoy all things – creative, tech, music, art, history, or science – with a good dark beer. 

My background is in illustration, advertising and printing, all of which are changing at an incredible pace. The digital realm is where I live now, in Castle Photoshop. With Ad agency experience of 18 years I decided to try it on my own. It’s been full of all-nighters and sweating to meet deadlines at times but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Retouching is my passion.

Besides having won a Cleo and many Addy Awards, my work has appeared in:

  • Communication Arts Magazine
  • Luerzer’s Archive
  • Print Magazine
  • Forbes Magazine
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Information Week
  • Photo District News


Why hire a digital retoucher?

Most Photographers,  Art Directors and Creative Directors can use Photoshop well enough to do many of their own projects. When you don’t have time to do what needs to be done, or have a troublesome problem with an image or series of images, contact me and we’ll make your project happen. You get your project finished, without the stress, on time.

After all – it’s all about you , your client and producing a great image.


Curious? Want to know more?

Contact me, and I’ll help you solve your image problems so your clients look fantastic.



Richard aka Copperlion



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