He's awaiting publication of the book Indian Larry, about his late friend, due out in March. This 11x14 200-page coffee table book, from Merrell Publishers, was a labor of love. Conceived, researched, and designed by White and his team in house, the project "represents photography that's a departure from what most people know me for," he says.
Wild about cars since childhood, White owns a sexy collection of automobiles and motorcycles. Now, he has created a portfolio of automobile portraits—another creative departure for him. "Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles said they'd never seen pictures of cars like this," he says. "My show hung there from May to September of 2005 and now it's coming to New York's Cooper Classics Collection in March. A book is on the way later this year."
He's also been working with Harper Collins on a coffee table book showcasing his long-term clients, a classy presentation of his extensive image collections of Hollywood's leading men.
For some time now, White has devoted significant energy and personal resources to City Harvest, a New York organization that rescues food, picks it up today, and delivers it today, so that people can eat today," says White. Jamie Foxx, Harrison Ford, Tim Robbins, Glenn Close, Conan O'Brien, Whoopi Goldberg, Sigourney Weaver, and Susan Sarandon have all done ads with him, as well as commercials.
Looking back on his 25 years in the celebrity portraiture business, White has a healthy appreciation for his work. "The thing that jazzes me the most is realizing I've documented a piece of history, a piece of Hollywood. All of a sudden it's not pop culture. In this historical context, I realize what a cool thing I've done."