Lee Anne White is captivated by the beauty, essence and changing complexion of natural, designed and cultural landscapes. She enjoys them most in the quiet moments—in the soft light of sunrise and sunset, on winter days when trees bare their bones, and on foggy mornings when less is visible and the world doesn’t seem quite so complicated. She also loves gardens—simply, yet boldly designed. And when it comes to plants, she searches for the essence of their spirit—whether a gentle gesture or defining characteristic.
Lee Anne White is a landscape and botanical photographer whose work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows, including 30 works on permanent display at Brenau University. She is the author and principal photographer of ten books, including Closer to Nature: The Alluring Landscapes of Simmonds & Associates, The Mutable Sea, Patio & Pathway Ideas That Work, Backyard Idea Book and Water Garden Idea Book, as well as the editor and contributing photographer to many others. She is the former editor in chief of Fine Gardening magazine and has photographed more than 75 features for magazines such as Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, Kitchen Garden, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, Country Living and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. She earned a master’s degree in creative studies at SUNY/Buffalo State and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting and commercial art at Brenau University.