While still in high school, Al Satterwhite started working for The St Petersburg Times in Florida. In 1969, after a year as the Governor of Florida's personal photographer, he began a career as a freelance magazine photographer with Camera Five, an agency in NYC.
Over the next 10 years he worked on assignment for almost every major magazine (such as Car & Driver, Fortune, Geo, Life, Look, Money, Newsweek, People, Playboy, Saturday Evening Post, Sports Illustrated, Time, Travel & Leisure).
He also completed 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 images, 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.
In the past several years Al has leveraged his skills in still photography to his new passion, feature films and TV spots. He now spends most of his time in Venice, CA. His first feature short, GEORGIA, just played in a Hollywood theater.