After an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1970, I worked as a darkroom tech in film labs, a studio assistant for George Hurrell, and staff photographer in commercial studios in San Francisco and Los Angeles. When I returned home to New Orleans, I worked as a freelance photographer for two newspapers, the Times-Picayune, and the Louisiana Weekly, while I studied computer programming and business at Dillard University and Delgado Community College. I also spent time in New York working at F-64 Studio, and studied at the New York Institute of Photography.
In New Orleans, I opened my own studio, Al White Photography. My wife and I expanded our business to include digital photography and Photoshop. In 2000, I started shooting for Taste, a food magazine. I was head photographer and art director for Charlese , a wedding and lifestyle magazine and television show.
When Hurricane Katrina destroyed our home and the studio, we relocated to the Raleigh area. In Garner, we do family portraits, commercial photography, and art work, as well as digital photo repair and restoration.
We can be reached at 919.325.3178 or at www.alwhitephoto.com.