After graduating from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, Robin Platzer began her career on the streets of New York by walking them and capturing photographs of celebrities she saw wandering Manhattan. At that time, celebrities meandered freely and were completely accessible. Platzer is best known for her outstanding work on Studio 54 visualizing the role it has played in our culture with her images comprising the vast majority of the photographs taken in the legendary venue. Her work has populated just about every book that chronicles the exceptional disco era and the impact it has had on subsequent culture.
In the years since she first began her work, she has been prominently featured in the pages of People, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and used in many broadcasts and biographical programs including those shown on E!, Bravo, and VH1. She herself has been profiled in many of the magazines that carried her photographs, including People and New York Magazine. She resides in New York City and still finds the streets of Manhattan to be a valuable source of inspiration.