Daniel Klantke (b. 1992, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; lives and works in Oberursel) is a photographer, creative director and filmmaker who has successfully navigated both the fine art and commercial world since beginning his career in the early 2010s. Klantke has a very democratic approach and treats all of his motifs with a cohesive style that has become his own and instantly recognizable aesthetic.
Klantke's work is characterized by a documentary black-and-white style, which he believes evokes a more authentic feeling and connection compared to the artificiality of mainstream media. His work is substantiated by his studies in the fields of digital media, politics and sociology.
Since 2021, he has been working as Chief Creative Officer at his agency Essential Advertising.