Steven Paul Whitsitt

Steven Paul Whitsitt


Steven Paul Whitsitt is no stranger to Kingvention after his stunning images featured in the gallery at Kingvention 2016. So well received were his pictures, that the stories behind them needed to be shared, live in person.

Steven first began working with Michael as a photography assistant to Michael’s then personal photographer. Getting to witness Michael up-close on stage on the Dangerous World Tour, meeting former presidents, celebrity friends and at the legendary Superbowl half-time show, Whitsitt felt incredibly privileged.

In 1994, Whitsitt received a call from MJJProductions asking to come and shoot Michael, who was in need of a new personal photographer. So impressed with the finished results, Michael wanted Whitsitt and he agreed.

Between 1994 and 1996, Whitsitt shot Michael on the set of the HIStory Teaser, Scream, You Are Not Alone and Childhood and pioneered the Charlie Chaplin shoot which went on to become the single cover for the promotional release of Smile. Other projects included the You Are Not Alone single cover, the HIStory album booklet and Michael & Lisa-Marie Presley’s wedding invitation.

Seeing Michael Jackson at his finest; on stage and on-set makes Steven Paul Whitsitt the perfect addition to Kingvention 2017 – Access All Areas and we look forward to bringing his stories and memories to London.