Steven Paul Whitsitt
Steven Whitsitt took his first steps in to the music industry in 1990 after graduation, landing photographer assistant jobs which included one alongside Michael Jackson’s personal photographer on the set of the Black or White short film. Whilst remaining an assistant to this photographer for three years, he also had the chance to worked with other esteemed photographers such as David Langley and Neal Preston (the latter of which also photographed Jackson on numerous occasions).
In 1994, MJJProductions approached Whitsitt with the chance of a life time; to become Michael Jackson’s personal photographer. He accepted and went on to capture Michael’s lead in to the release of HIStory, his union with Lisa-Marie Presley and various short films on the HIStory project including Scream and You Are Not Alone. During this time, Michael told him “Steve, I always feelso comfortable with you.”
After working for a year and a half with Michael, Whitsitt moved away from the glamour of Hollywood to focus on a different type of photography. Today, he continues to work in all aspects of photography, marketing and creativity finding new outlets for expression.
Here Steven Paul Whitsitt message to Kingvention: