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Our New Metro Detroit Photography Studio, “White House Studio” in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Jwhitephoto and Octane Photographic Studio have left the building! Well, The Ferndale Center Building that is!

We accomplished many objectives in Ferndale with the help of my late, great and awesome business partner, Jeffrey Matlock. The list includes: 7 years of exhibiting local and national photographers, artists and musicians at our art gallery shows. This includes photographers just starting out — which eventually became our competition. If you made it to our celebrity photographer shows of Lance Mercer (Pearl Jam), FireFish (Iggy Pop) or our infamous “Motor City Rocks and Rolls” shows (photos by Detroit photographers of Detroit-made autos and Detroit musicians) you know that if the walls of our studio could talk, it would be an interesting story indeed!

I also worked with the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority for 9 years capturing images for marketing, social media, and advertising to attract businesses and customers to the city of Ferndale. I personally worked as a volunteer for the “Cityscape Arts Planning Program” and the “Ferndale Preserve America Grant Execution Committee.” The City of Ferndale in conjunction with the DDA was awarded funds from the National Parks Service to implement a wayfinding program city wide. The committee’s role was to develop a RFP (Request For Proposal) for professional services to assess and inventory existing wayfinding elements (historic and non), identify areas of improvement, and develop a cohesive design and “brand” for Ferndale, Michigan.

While in Ferndale I also captured photography for local publications, such as HOUR Magazine, DBusiness, Real Detroit Weekly, Xtreme Magazine, The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, Birmingham Magazine, ORBIT…..

I also did quite a bit of pro bono work attempting to get the Michigan Film Incentives and our community of actors, designers, set builders and creatives together to take advantage of the opportunities it created, but our current Governor decided the film incentives were “stupid” — most likely because he is one tough nerd  — and well, you know, f— him but I really don’t want to get political.

Ferndale gave me my start and I am forever grateful for that. My DNA can be found throughout the studio and the city. My sweat, blood and tears are long in that space and place.

The cool news is our new studio, “White House Studio” is just a half mile north of our old location at  9 Mile Road and Woodward. We are located at 23647 Woodward Avenue in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, just south of I-696 on the west side of Woodward.

Pics of our new digs are below. One thing I won’t miss about our old location is the parking and the 4 o’clock Monday war protestors and bearded hipsters. Let’s bring back the 80s, Giddy Up.

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

 

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Photography Studios Jeff White Jwhitephoto

 

 

 

 

Metro Detroit Michigan Fashion Photography of Tayler Casorio
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

This is my first fashion photography shoot at our NEW metro Detroit photo studio, The White House in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan!

The model is my new makeup artist, Tayler Casorio. We just winged it hoping we could capture some creative and organic shots.

If you are searching for photo studios in metro Detroit, Michigan, your search is over!

Come check us out!!!   The White House Studio. 23647 Woodward Avenue. Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. Just south of I-696 on the west side of Woodward.

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Photos of Dearborn Michigan and Ferndale Michigan by metro Detroit photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto
Friday, January 6th, 2017


In working with the Downtown Development Authorities of both the City of Dearborn, Michigan, and the City of Ferndale, Michigan with Cristina Sheppard-Decius, we have been responsible for capturing images for the ongoing photography projects of both cities. These images are being used to help market, advertise, and showcase the unique features and diversity of both cities.
The photos are being published on city websites, social media, and print advertising.
Our job is to get creative, high-quality imagery that is also compelling and enduring to show viewers of the web, social media and print materials the unique offerings these cities possess.
Photographing is a blast, but at the same time very challenging. In the process, we have to capture imagery of people dining, shopping in stores, and walking down the street without it all looking contrived. We are also responsible for capturing high-quality food and beverage photography and product photography. Another fun part of photographing these cities is capturing images at their festivals and events.
We are hopeful for perhaps a future photography project: working with the Downtown Development Authority of City of Detroit and capturing its truly unique renaissance!
As always, thanks for reading and Happy New Year!

Check out the images below and the websites of Dearborn and Ferndale, Michigan, to see more of our work!

http://www.downtownferndale.com/

http://www.dearbornwestonline.com/  Our images will be added to this site once the new and redesigned website goes live!

 

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Ferndale’s Pop’s for Italian

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Art Lofts in Dearborn, Michigan

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Ferndale’s Ice Festival

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, Michigan

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Westborn Market in Dearborn, Michigan

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Dearborn’s Famous Hamburgers

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Dearborn’s Brome Burger

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Downtown Ferndale, Michigan

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Tito’s on a sidewalk patio in Dearborn, Michigan

Metro Detroit people and corporate photographer Jeff White of Jwhitephoto

Ferndale DDA Events in Downtown Ferndale, Michigan

Photos of Detroit, Michigan Buildings and Architecture Photographed by Jeff White and Purchased by Berkadia
Monday, December 19th, 2016

Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia National Corporation, a leader in the commercial real estate industry, recently purchased 12 canvas prints of the city of Detroit, Michigan from our library of Detroit work called “City at Night” that I have been photographing for the past 20 years. The canvas prints are for the new Detroit-area office they opened in Southfield, Michigan. The prints were made by my favorite printer, Color Ink Pro Photo Lab in Michigan, which I use for creating all of my canvas prints. Why, you may ask? Because they have the customer service and quality that we demand from a printer. Check them out at Color Inc Pro Photo Lab.

To see more of our Detroit, Michigan, photography please check out our Detroit buildings and architecture photo gallery on our website at www.jwhitephoto.com.

We offer personal art consulting services. We will visit your office or home with tape measures and notebooks to listen and take notes on all your needs, to accurately measure and offer suggestions of how our collection of Detroit, Michigan, artwork can help set the mood, artistically, of the history and renaissance of Detroit, Michigan!

Please see the images of our artwork at Berkadia in Southfield, Michigan below and as always, thanks for reading!

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

Canvas prints of Detroit Michigan by Jeff White of Jwhitephoto for Berkadia of Southfield, Michigan

 

 

 

WDIV-TV Local 4 news in Detroit anchors Evrod Cassimy and Ben Bailey Photographed by Jeff White
Friday, December 16th, 2016

Here is some of our latest work photographing WDIV-TV Local 4 news in Detroit anchors Evrod Cassimy and Ben Bailey. Both were a pleasure to photograph.

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WDIV-TV Local 4 news in Detroit weather anchor Ben Bailey Photographed by Jeff White

WDIV-TV Local 4 news in Detroit weather anchor Ben Bailey Photographed by Jeff White

Library of Congress Product Shoot
Friday, December 16th, 2016

Check out the images below of our product shoot for the Library of Congress.

These images were taken for the Library of Congress gift shop. Many of these products were made by individual artists including quite a few from Michigan!

Metro Detroit Product Photographer Jeff White-Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Product Photographer Jeff White-Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Product Photographer Jeff White-Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Product Photographer Jeff White-Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Product Photographer Jeff White-Jwhitephoto

Metro Detroit Product Photographer Jeff White-Jwhitephoto

Photos in Detroit with my client, I Heart My Pillow, above the Lager House in Detroit, Michigan
Monday, December 12th, 2016

Have you been taking photos of Detroit, Michigan lately? Get on it. Change is good and Detroit’s renaissance is MOVING FAST.

Our latest commercial photography adventure took place on Michigan Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, right above the historic Lager House in an amazing loft (Owned by PJ’s Lager House) that our client  “I Love My Pillow” rented for the day. The loft is outfitted with kitchen counter tops made from basketball court floorboards from demolished high schools in Detroit and is a rolling stone’s throw from the the ominous and infamous train station a.k.a.  Detroit’s “Michigan Central Station” on Michigan Ave. Check out this link because they have the underground music scene and menu that has vegans, musicians, models and of course photographers coming back for more of Detroit’s culture.

Our client “I Love My Pillow” now makes an amazing mattresses and this is what our second photo shoot with this client was all about. Our first shoot was in Hamtramck, Michigan, so give them credit for being an American company giving props to Detroit, Michigan, and its amazing local communities.

I shall allow the following photos to tell the story of the comfort and ease of function of these mattresses that are delivered in a box!

ilovemypillow.com and coming soon ilovemybed.com

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Metro Detroit Fashion Photographer Jeff White’s Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
Saturday, June 25th, 2016

After visiting the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in Michigan near Traverse City both as a child and adult, I recently envisioned the idea of doing a fashion shoot there. I knew the beauty and simplicity of the sand and sky in the foreground and background would complement the models rather than be a distraction. My full-time assistant Ashley Sullivan (who also modeled for the shoot) and I packed the Ford Edge full of gear and headed up north for a three-day adventure! Stylist Stefana Rita and model Brooke Hayes also joined us for this project and devoted their hard work and talents into making this shoot a reality and success.

I purchased a new lighting product specifically for this shoot — the Paul C. Buff Vagabond Lithium Extreme Portable Lighting System. In a nutshell, it is an amazingly lightweight and powerful battery that allowed me to take my studio lighting onto the beaches and woods of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. It worked flawlessly; after taking more than 700 photos, the battery still had a 30% charge! I highly recommend this portable battery for outdoor photography.

Ash and I started shooting early as we arrived a day before Stefana and Brooke so we could scout good locations. The photos of Ashley at the Frankfurt North Breakwater Lighthouse were my first tests of the Vagabond battery, which allowed me to shoot directly into the sun.

Once the team arrived we started hair and make-up, had a few glasses of wine (I drank a few Stellas) and we headed out to the dunes. We started shooting at the top of a large sand dune with beautiful Lake Michigan as our background. The shots of Ashley and Brooke in the shade were photographed with natural light,  as the dunes were reflecting an amazingly warm glow onto the models. These are the only shots in which I used natural light.

Enjoy the images below and thanks for reading!

Metro Detroit Fashion Photographer Jeff White photographs Ashley in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit Fashion Photographer Jeff White photographs Ashley in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit Photographers Jeff White of Jwhitephoto Photographs Ashley Near the Frankfurt North Breakwater Lighthouse

Metro Detroit Photographers Jeff White of Jwhitephoto Photographs Ashley Near the Frankfurt North Breakwater Lighthouse

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Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Brooke Hayes and Ashley Sullivan

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Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley Sullivan

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Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Brooke Hayes

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White.

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Ashley Sullivan

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Brooke Hayes

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Brooke Hayes

Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley Sullivan

Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley Sullivan

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Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Ashley Sullivan

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Brooke Hayes

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Brooke Hayes

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Ashley Sullivan

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Ashley Sullivan

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Brooke Hayes

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Brooke Hayes

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Ashley Sullivan

Fashion Shoot at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes by Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White with Ashley Sullivan

Metro Detroit fashion photographer Jeff White photographs Brooke Hayes at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit fashion photographer Jeff White photographs Brooke Hayes at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit fashion photographer Jeff White photographs Brooke Hayes and Ashley Sullivan at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit fashion photographer Jeff White photographs Brooke Hayes and Ashley Sullivan at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit fashion photographer Jeff White photographs Brooke Hayes at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit fashion photographer Jeff White photographs Brooke Hayes at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

 

Please see below for some behind the scenes photos taken by the one and only Therese Sullivan who was kind enough to assist my assistant/model Ashley during our Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes fashion project!

Metro Detroit Fashion Photographer Jeff Whites Fashion Team Photographed at the Traverse City Commons

Metro Detroit Fashion Photographer Jeff Whites Fashion Team Photographed at the Traverse City Commons

Metro Detroit Fashion Photographer Jeff White and Ashley shooting in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit Fashion Photographer Jeff White and Ashley shooting in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit photographer Jeff White, Stefana Rita, Ashley and Therese Sullivan and Brooke Hayes shooting near the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit photographer Jeff White, Stefana Rita, Ashley and Therese Sullivan and Brooke Hayes shooting near the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit photographer Jeff White, Stefana Rita, Ashley and Therese Sullivan and Brooke Hayes shooting in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit photographer Jeff White, Stefana Rita, Ashley and Therese Sullivan and Brooke Hayes shooting in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit photographer Jeff White, Stefana Rita, Ashley and Therese Sullivan and Brooke Hayes shooting in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit photographer Jeff White, Stefana Rita, Ashley and Therese Sullivan and Brooke Hayes shooting in the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley and Therese Sullivan shooting at the Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse

Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley and Therese Sullivan shooting at the Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse

Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley and Therese Sullivan shooting at the Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse

Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley and Therese Sullivan shooting at the Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse

Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley and Therese Sullivan shooting near the Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse

Metro Detroit Photographer Jeff White and Ashley and Therese Sullivan shooting near the Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

Photos of Detroit Buildings and Architecture For Sale – Detroit Fine Art Photography
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Photo of Downtown Detroit. Photo of Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

Photo of Downtown Detroit. Photo of Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

One thing that is very important to practice as a professional photographer is keeping creative skills sharp. It becomes difficult to think outside the box when all you’re doing is what your clients are asking you to do. Clients expect us to be creative, but within the parameters of their direction.
One way I keep my creative skills sharp is by photographing things that interest me, like fashion and architecture. I remind myself that I am shooting for myself and not someone else or a business or corporation. This is my art! The basic idea is to try to capture images that are striking, compelling and hopefully speak to folks. Sometimes I capture an image that somebody is interested in purchasing as art and that makes the idea of doing this for myself even sweeter.

(Please see below for a press release on my series of photography of Detroit buildings and architecture photographed at night. Also pictured below are images I photographed of my artwork displayed at the companies that purchased my Detroit photography.)

Cheers and thanks for reading!

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“City at Night” is the Detroit photography series that Jeff White has been working on for the past (15) years. Jeff has been venturing into the darkened landscape of the Motor City photographing captivating images of Detroit’s historic abandoned buildings. As the city evolves, Jeff’s Detroit photography also evolves, capturing vibrant images of the renaissance of Detroit, Michigan! Jeff White’s work has been celebrated as a one-of-a-kind experience…capturing photos of Detroit’s historic and modern buildings in a way that has been described as surreal, sometimes haunting and always artistic.

 Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

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Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

 Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

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Canvas Prints of Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

Canvas Prints of
Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

Canvas Prints of
Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

 Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

Canvas Prints of
Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

 Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

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Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

 Detroit Photos of Buildings and Architecture

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Metro Detroit Product Photographer Jeff White’s Adventures in the Studio
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Recently, Bomba Energy Drink USA and The Bottle Crew hired us to create functionally powerful product imagery for their new websites and package branding. With the help of food/beverage stylist Ross Yedinak and my lovely assistant Maggie Fragel we set out to meet the demands of our new clients. Teamwork is what it is all about when tackling large projects that require professionalism, experience, and the latest camera and computer technology that the world can offer. Quite often when capturing product photography, there may not be exact direction from our clients as they often ask us to “do your thing.” Those three words get us excited because this can mean only one thing: Get Creative! We took an innovative approach with Bomba Energy Drink USA by coming up with a background that would not compete with the products but instead added a contemporary feel that felt cool and refreshing. Stylist Ross sculpted the ice cubes in the photos out of silicone but the fruit and leaves are organic.

The Bottle Crew shoot offered a different challenge: The client wanted large and elaborate group shots of their product. When collaborating multiple products in a single photo, attention to detail and design, and understanding tangents and triangular placement are important factors necessary to depict the company’s variety of  bottle shapes and packaging. One of the shots, pictured below, was influenced by my second-grade science class’s experiment on food coloring’s reaction when droplets were added to a bottle of water!

Please select the links below to see the Bomba Energy Drink USA and The Bottle Crew new websites to see some of the latest work of our team and Detroit photographer Jeff White.

http://www.bombausa.com/

http://www.bottlecrew.com/

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Bomba Energy Drink

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