Al Satterwhite started working as a still photographer at a
major daily newspaper in Florida (The St Petersburg Times) while in high
school, covering major news stories in Florida and the Southeast. After a year
as the Governor of Florida's personal photographer, he started a career as a
freelance magazine photographer working out of Florida and Los Angeles. Over
the next 10 years he worked on assignment for almost every major magazine
(Automobile, Car & Driver, Fortune, Geo, Life, Look, Money, Newsweek, People,
Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Time, Travel & Leisure, to name a few). In
1980 he moved to New York City to form his own production company and
concentrate on advertising.
For the next 15 years he did a wide range of national and
international advertising work, becoming known for his saturated color images
and keen sense of design and composition..... from action and aerial work, to
miniatures in the studio, to major production campaigns in worldwide locations.
Some of his advertising clients include American Express, Coca Cola, Dole,
DuPont, Eastman Kodak, Johnson Outboards, Kent Int'l, Molson, Nikon,
Oldsmobile, Porsche, Polaroid, R J Reynolds, Saab, Sony, Tuborg, Universal
Studios and Westinghouse.
Satterwhite has won many national and international awards.
He is considered an authority on color and design, and has four published books
of his work on this subject. He was a paid consultant to Kodak for digital
imaging for a number of years. He has lectured at Boston University, Brooks
Institute of Photography, the Los Angeles/ Miami/Minneapolis/New England/New
York Chapters of the ASMP, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, PhotoExpos in Los
Angeles & New York. He has given workshops at Dawson College (Montreal),
ICP (NYC), Kauai Photographic (Hawaii), the Maine Workshops, the Missouri
Workshops, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops & his own
studio in New York City.
He has participated in the special book projects: A Day in
the Life: Spain, A Salute to Singapore, A Salute to Western Australia.
Satterwhite’s work has been included in other author’s books, such as A
Man & His Words: Claude Kirk, The Perfect Portfolio (1984-Henrietta
Brackman), Getting To The Top (1984-Peter Gambaccini), The Business of
Commercial Photography (1997-Ira Wexler), The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing
& Self-Promotion (2001-Maria Piscopo). Stories and interviews with
Satterwhite have been published in many national & international magazines
along with his images. His current book is "Titans: Muhammad Ali and
His photographic prints are in the permanent collections of
the National Portrait Gallery, the Houston Fine Art Museum, the Santa Barbara
Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the George Eastman
House and numerous private collections.
In recent years he has focused his attention on making
films. He has shot commercials, features & award-winning feature shorts as
Director/Cameraman. He was honored by Nikon and made a “Legend” in 2005.
2008-TITANS: Muhammad Ali & Arnold Schwarzenegger
(262 pages; DaltonWatson)
1991-LIGHTS! CAMERA! ADVERTISING!
(144 pages; Amphoto) **see an
excerpt at http://www.alsatterwhite.com
1986-SATTERWHITE ON COLOR & DESIGN
(144 pages; Amphoto)
(64 pages; Italian)
1978-THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF AL SATTERWHITE
(50 pages; Hennegan)