Photography by Derrick Bracks

In West Hollywood the pouring rain didn’t stop the love at Morrison Hotel Gallery and The Sunset Marquis Hotel.

Friends, fans, and famous faces were all there to celebrate photographer and gallery co-owner Timothy White’s exhibit opening on Friday, December 17th. Guests enjoyed the hotel’s huge holiday celebration, hosted by long-time friend of the photographer, actor Billy Bob Thornton.


Timothy White & Billy Bob Thornton. photo by Derrick Bracks.

Mr. White is one of the world’s most sought-after celebrity photographers; for over thirty years, he has captured the intimate and playful sides of legendary actors as well as the innocence of up-and-comers.  He has shot photography for some of the most recognizable movie posters of our time, the covers of countless high-profile publications, and imagery for an extraordinary and expansive roster of musicians.

Kathy Bates & Timothy White.

Kathy Bates & Timothy White. Photo by Greg Doherty.

Named one of the most important people in photography by American Photo, Timothy has been the recipient of many photography and film awards, including the Lucie Award for International Photographer of the Year.  His photographs are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.  As a partner in The Morrison Hotel Gallery, Timothy regularly curates and produces events in New York and Los Angeles.

The soiree took place all over the hotel – in the restaurants, café and bar with live music, dancers and a Santa Clause. At one point, the entire crowd at Bar 1200 was singing “Tiny Dancer” at the top of their lungs, along with the band.

Jay Z. photo by Timothy White.

Jay Z. photo by Timothy White.

Joining the celebration were Timothy White’s close friends: Julian Lennon, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Debbie Carrington, Dwight Yoakam, Downtown Julie Brown and Johnny Galecki among others.

Julian Lennon & Timothy White

Julian Lennon & Timothy White. photo by Derrick Bracks.

The exhibit, featuring just a small selection of an incredible catalog of work from White, includes a never-before-seen image of Robin Williams from a photo shoot for The Bird Cage, photographs of Jay Z, Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone and a Bad Santa Billy Bob Thornton, among others. Timothy photographed both posters for the Bad Santa movies, among hundreds of other movie posters in his career.

Downtown Julie Brown & Julian Lennon.

Downtown Julie Brown & Julian Lennon. photo by Derrick Bracks.

The exhibition will be up at Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel through December 26th and all images are available for purchase.

Elizabeth Taylor. photo by Timothy White.

Elizabeth Taylor. photo by Timothy White.

For more information, visit the Morrison Hotel Gallery.