Whitney’s career in photography began as a second act in life in the year 2000, after earning a degree in Engineering and spending 11 years in technical sales and marketing in the Washington, DC area.
Based primarily in Philadelphia, he initially focused on beauty and fashion photography. Whitney soon connected with several members of the Philly soul movement and began shooting artists such as Kindred the Family Soul, Musiq Soulchild, The Roots, Jeff Bradshaw, Carol Riddick, Jaguar Wright, Marsha Ambrosious, etc. as well as some of the areas hottest producers including Carvin and Ivan, Dre and Vidal and legendary music producers Gamble and Huff.
Whitney's images have been published in the likes of Ebony, Essence, Vibe, People, O at Home, Sister 2 Sister, Uptown, Slam, USA Today and worked with artists such as Will Smith, Anthony Hamilton, Will Downing, Faith Evans, Mos Def, Letoya Luckett, Jill Scott, Mario, Robin Thicke, Patti Labelle, Isaac Caree, etc., as well as TV Personalities such as Wendy Williams, Terry and Rebecca Crews, Chef G Garvin, Elise Neal, Toya Carter, Dyana Williams, etc. His future creating images for many of the most visible entertainers of this generation is definitely a work in progress. His high profile client list has become a veritable who's who of business, political and entertainment industries including, Coca - Cola, WIll Smith and Overbrook Entertainment, Nike, Powerade, Ikea, NARAS ( The Grammy Organization ), Radio One, Jill Scott’s Blues Babe Foundation, Hidden Beach Recordings, just to name a few.
His goal remains unchanged, to create imagery that is clean, striking and beautifully cool, stay tuned, the journey continues....
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