When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded for tight end Rob Gronkowski, they not only acquired a dominant player who has tremendous chemistry with new quarterback Tom Brady. They also added a ton of personality to their team. In between non-stop jokes and laughs, I photographed Gronk in 3 different Buccaneers uniforms for the team over the course of a 45 minute studio-lit photo shoot. Here are a few favorite frames from the photo session. Visit […]
During the 2020 NFL offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shocked the sports world by signing former New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. I had the opportunity to photograph Brady for the team during a time of COVID-19 social distancing while wearing a preventative face mask. Directing a studio-lit action photo shoot while socially distancing and wearing a mask made for one of the most difficult assignments I’ve ever had. In the end, with the help […]
The 2019 Tampa Bay Rowdies ad campaign, Together Rowdies, was designed by the Tampa Bay Rays/Tampa Bay Rowdies creative team. I photographed the entire Rowdies roster during a one-day studio session on the turf inside Tropicana Field to create all the photographic assets for the campaign. I used Dynalite Baja high speed sync strobes to freeze the action. The imagery was used throughout the season in game programs, player posters (shown here), billboards, stadium signage, […]
I recently had the chance to photograph all the youth soccer players selected to compete in the 2019 USL Experience for the USL. The participants were chosen from Super Y youth leagues around the country to come to Tampa and compete in a high-level youth competition on U13/U14 and U15/U16 teams. The players also got an inside look into the pro soccer lifestyle, training and facilities through site visits and interaction with members of the […]
The Buccaneers launched their 2017 Siege the Day advertising campaign with original studio-lit action photography by Matt May. These images will be used across digital and social media platforms as well for in-stadium signage, exterior stadium tower walls, billboards and game tickets.
Join Tampa sports photographer Matt May and veteran NFL Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson at the Tampa Museum of Art at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, for a discussion on sports photography, football and the relationship between photographers and athletes. The conversation is in conjunction with the Who Shot Sports and Lens on Tampa Bay Sports photography exhibitions at TMA. The event is free for museum members and students and is $15 for the […]