In the early ’80s, at seventeen years old, Franz Krachtus left his small farm town in Germany to venture out into the world on a remarkable journey. In this episode, Franz discusses complacency, Nazi Germany, coming to the United States of America, his homelessness, and accomplishments working for some very distinguished newspapers & magazines. Listen to how a little luck, hard work, and optimism go a long way.

Franz Krachtus is an award-winning designer and photographer who specializes in Commercial & Lifestyle Photography. His works have been in Time, Riviera, Healthy Living, and San Diego Magazines. Similarly, he has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Engadget, and Gizmodo. As a result of his accomplishments, in 1990, he was named one of the Top 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40 by Entrepreneur Magazine. Franz has also been the Art Director for the Santa Barbara Independent and an Animator & Media specialist for IBM. After this, he became and is currently the Creative Director at Buffini & Company in Carlsbad, CA., and a resident of Oceanside, CA.

Photography: Hollywood Pixels Photography
YouTube: CinemaDV
Instagram: @franzkrachtus

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