Ted Croner (American, b. December 5th, 1922 – d. August 15, 2005) was born in Baltimore, MD. and grew up in Charlotte, N.C., where his interest in photography began. After joining the army during World War II, he worked as an aerial photographer with the United States Army Air Corps stationed in the South Pacific. After the war, Croner moved to New York, where his carreer began to take flight and he had his first exhibition. After his debute, he continued to accept commercial work at magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, but Croner also pursued his own photography, producing vigorously experimental, cinematic images of cafeterias, solitary diners, and the city after dark.