Lee Klancher

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Author and Publisher
Company founder and chief bottle-washer.

Lee Klancher’s career encompasses more than 20 years of publishing great stories. As an editor and publisher, he has overseen the development of some of the most-respected and best-selling books in the transportation niche. A prolific author and photographer, Lee has contributed words and images to more than 30 books as well as dozens of national magazines including Men’s Journal, Draft, and Motorcyclist.

A book junkie and an obsessive student of his craft, Lee has also taught writing and photography at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is best-known for photography of collectible farm tractors that appears in his books and calendars. For one of his most ambitious projects, he built a custom 20x40-foot studio to photograph 30 of the most valuable John Deeres in private hands. He and his camera have climbed the Julian Alps, explored breweries on four continents, and ridden backcountry motorcycle routes in the Bolivian Amazon, the Australian Outback, and on the island of Hokkaido, Japan.

When not working on a book or a photo shoot, Lee busies himself biking, reading, and enjoying good food and craft beer. Lee lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Joan as well as their lab mix, Boaz.