Ranaldi was born in Rome and began his career as photographer
at a very young age, by working in an advertising studio as printer
then becoming agency assistant. It was in fact as assistant that
he was taken on by an agency who handled both cinema and theatre
contracts thus finding himself in a position to accompany various
photographers on their film sets, an experience which was to prove
vital In particular within the sphere of the use of lighting.
After military service he opened his first photographic studio
in Rome, working for the most part on advertising and portraits,
(at the some time, it was studying at the faculty of Architecture
in Rome). His career took off in 1984 after meeting the Art Director
of a renowned fashion magazine thanks to which he started photographing
fashion shows in Milan, Paris and New York. It was there, in New
York, that he began publishing his first editorial shots for niche
magazines. In 1986 he moved to Milan around this time he was contacted
by a photographic agent who facilitated projects with various
fashion magazines, both Italian and foreign. At present he works
on advertising, portraits and beauty, cooperating directly with
companies and advertising agencies while extending his research
in the field of glamour photography, preferring always to shoot
in black & white and developing his own prints personally.
He works and lives now in Milan.