As I prepare to head to Canton, Ohio this weekend to celebrate the induction of Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks into the Pro Football Hall of Fame I’ve been thinking a lot about the 80 Sundays that I spent photographing #55 on the football field. But as I looked back over the photos from Derrick’s years as a Buccaneer, one set of images reminded me why Derrick will always be my favorite NFL player […]
The 2014 Admiral Pre-Season Soccer Catalog features a cover photo by Florida sports and advertising photographer Matt May. The photograph captures Tampa Bay Rowdies players Takuya Yamada, Frankie Sanfilippo and Luke Mulholland holding the NASL Championship Trophy. The photograph was created in the Tampa photo studio of Matt May Photography following the Rowdies’ 2012 NASL Championship season.
When you photograph professional athletes, CEO’s and prominent business leaders time is always of the essence. In a best case scenario you get a half hour or so to make a portrait of your subject. But more often than not, especially in the world of sports, you have a lengthy shot list and 10 minutes or less to craft some refined photos of the personality in front of the lens. This was the case on […]
On May 2, 2013 the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that one of my photos from the 2012 NFL season was awarded Third Place in the Action category of the 45th Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. The photo shows Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy losing his helmet while pressuring Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn during a game on October 14, 2012. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo […]
This week’s Creative Loafing features a good write up on the remarkable rise of the Tampa Bay Rowdies with one of my action/celebration photos of midfielder Luke Mulholland on the cover. Creative Loafing: Why The Rowdies Rule The Rowdies kick off the NASL regular season April 6 at St. Petersburg’s Al Lang Field. Visit RowdiesSoccer.com for tickets and more info about the team.
When people talk to me about sports photography or working as an NFL team photographer they usually mention the explosive football action photos showing the big hits and soaring catches by the supreme athletes in the league. But for me, some of the most memorable photographic moments of an NFL Sunday are the rare quiet seconds that punctuate the day. The silent focus of the locker room 14 minutes before kickoff at Raymond James Stadium, […]