studio lit photography

September 15th, 2020

NFL 2020 Season Week #1 – Bucs vs Saints

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off with 2020 NFL Season with a game against the New Orleans Saints inside a silent Superdome. If there was ever any doubt that sports is a reflection of society, NFL week one was proof positive. Players wore messages on their helmets promoting social justice and locked arms in a show of unity for racial equality. Stadiums sat empty with in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 among […]

June 19th, 2020

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tight End Rob Gronkowski

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 […]

June 18th, 2020

Tom Brady for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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 […]

January 5th, 2020

2019 Tampa Bay Rowdies Ad Campaign

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, […]

April 26th, 2019

USL X Athlete Studio Photography

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 […]

September 4th, 2017

2017 Buccaneers Ad Campaign Photography

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.

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