Jimmy White is a professional photographer based in Bradenton, Florida specializing in underwater and architectural photography. His interest in photography began when his father gave him a used Canon FT during one of their regular fishing trips to the Florida Keys (ca. 1980) and he has continued distilling his photographic viewpoint ever since.
In 2009, Jimmy decided to change his life’s focus. After more than 12 years of practicing law as an estates and trusts attorney he resigned from full-time practice to focus on photography and writing. In conjunction with this monumental change, he immersed himself in the intensive Career Training Program at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana (RMSP). While in Montana, he was fortunate to train with many renowned professional photographers and developed a special interest in the power of photography to support environmental conservation initiatives. The oceans have always been a major influence on Jimmy so it is natural that marine conservation is now a primary focus of his work.
Though Jimmy remains a member of the Florida Bar he continues focusing the majority of his time on pursuits outside of the legal world. In addition to working as a freelance underwater and architectural photographer Jimmy has worked as a teaching assistant for RMSP during their 2011 and 2012 Career Training Program Seasons and continues assisting with the school’s Workshops Programs. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Sea To Shore Alliance, Inc. (a Florida-based conservation organization working globally to find solutions to reduce threats to endangered aquatic species).
Jimmy’s photography and writing have been published in the St. Petersburg Times, Scuba Diving Magazine, Bay Soundings Magazine (a quarterly news journal covering Florida’s largest open-water estuary), the 2010 book, “Photos for the Gulf,” (a collection of photography and writing created to raise funds to support Gulf Coast cleanup efforts) and in the 2012 calendar supporting the Charlotte Harbor Estuary Program. His work has also been used to support special efforts of Trout Unlimited, Sea to Shore Alliance, Inc., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.