Born in 1941, Palmer-Smith is based in New York and is critically acclaimed in particular for his spectacular, detailed murals throughout the city.
He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Fine Art and Art History from Central Michigan University and Wayne State University in Detroit, and an M.F.A. degree from the University of Utah.
He began photography after university and quickly became one of the most renowned fashion photographers worldwide, living and working in Paris and shooting for major publications such as Elle, Marie Claire and British Vogue.
He moved back to New York after the birth of his first son. He went on to paint murals throughout New York and published a book called 'Murals of New York City', which has been immensely successful. He has just completed a mural at the Christopher Newport University in Virginia and currently teaches at the New School in Greenwich Village.