Dick Kranzler, a native New Yorker, has always been fascinated with images. From an early age he wanted to become an artist. Painting was his first love, but photography became his true passion after discovering that it allowed him to paint with light.
While studying graphic arts at Pratt Institute, Dick interned for fashion photographer Stan Shaffer. After graduating in 1971, he spent a year shooting fashion in Milan, Italy, where his work was featured in an 8-page editorial layout in Il Diaframma Fotographia Italiana. Upon returning to NYC, Dick further developed his skills as studio manager for celebrated photographer Pete Turner.
In 1976, Dick opened his own studio in Chelsea, and it's still his home base. Throughout the 70s and 80s, his advertising and editorial photographs appeared in leading publications, such as GQ, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Popular Photography .
In the late 80s, however, Dick experienced an epiphany during an extended trip to Greece. He was completely taken with life as a "traveler." Every year since Dick has trekked to some corner of the planet to shoot places and people far off the beaten path.