Lens On Tampa Bay
Photographs and journalism coverage of events in the Tampa Bay Area covering a broad range of topics
There are so many people, places, stories, and trends going on in the Tampa Bay area and seeing it through a camera lens is what I live for. Please join me and see what I saw!
One of Bob Buckhorn’s final feats was to turn the Hillsborough River green one more time. Plus, he got to wear his Shamrock pants to boot. Here’s what happened.
The 2019 Florida Strawberry was a scream! Food, fun, ad photography…it’s all berry good!
Thousands gather to celebrate his message-Martin Luther King day Tampa 2019
A Mazing Fall arrives in the Bay Area.
Fall is here but it's tough to tell by our temperatures. About a half an hour east of Tampa lies a thin slice of Heaven canopied by Oaks and bordered with a corn maze that has a cool breeze blowing through it and a sense of autumn hometown. You need a break from the chaos and you need a pumpkin! Just go….
Shooting the edge: Suspension and Carnival show at Pegasus Niteclub
I like shooting edgy stuff. Sunsets and concerts are fun, but it's been done. I got the opportunity to photograph a body suspension show and took it. What a cool bunch of people and awesome experience. This story might not be for the super skittish but what a unique story nonetheless.
Goody Goody: Past Present And Future Debuts At Tampa Theater
Whether you like Tampa nostalgia, great local documentaries, or are interested in how restaurants develop, you should have been there Saturday.
Fetish Con Spanks it's Way Into The Bay Area
Flocks of fetish followers and connoisseurs along with curious bystanders gather to celebrate most things kinky at the annual event.
The air is filled with a mixture of weed, sunscreen, and fading cheap body spray. The atmosphere is sexually charged with low cut sometimes absent tops mixed with body painted parts. It's all part of Pride 2018
Airfest 2018 Returns to MacDill Air Force Base
One of the largest military air shows in the world returns to Tampa with amazing flight demos, military gear, and a parachute team. Here's my preview
Florida National Cemetery Honors Fallen Soldiers Memorial Day
Thousands of graves were marked with flags by volunteers to honor the fallen for Memorial Day 2018. It is an awe inspiring sight.
Riverfest Reigns in Downtown Tampa
What do you get when you mix Wiener Dog Races, Hockey Playoffs, and Cinco de Mayo? It's Riverfest 2018! What a fantastic celebration.
National Acts Playing For Free? Yep! Replay Guitar Exchange
Recently Replay hosted a free Taylor Guitar Roadshow where around fifty people showed up to listen to Kenny Echizen, a session/touring guitarist, educator, and clinician based in Los Angeles. And, I say emphatically, dude can play!
Shut Up and Listen. The Listening Room Festival arrives.
Have you ever been at a place you are trying to listen to some great artist and the people next to you are making noise and inattentive? Yeah, not here. People are expected to shut up, sit back, and enjoy... and it was great! Now Shhhhh and check it out!
St. Pete Gets Lit at the MFA!
I have publicly admitted to a mild pixel addiction and perhaps I should out myself as an an art junkie. Literary Carousel, part of the 2018 Sunlit Festival, combined vintage photography and local writers work. Awesome!
March For Our Lives Tampa
On March 24, 2018 high school students from all over the nation joined forces to demonstrate and voice their concerns over gun violence. In Tampa over 10,000 strong gathered in downtown at Kiley Garden holding signs, speaking of their fears and warning politicians that they are coming.
Here's the thing. Tampa had the gay pride idea before St Pete did. Thousands attended the 2018 fest this year to celebrate the LGBTQ community.
Buckhorn's Green River Celebrates St. Patty's Day 2018
Tampa loves a good reason to party, and St. Patrick's Day is as good as any. Back in 2012 Mayor Bob Buckhorn hosted the first annual River O'Green Festival declaring "Here's what you get when you elect an Irishman as mayor". For the seventh year in a row, the Hillsborough River is dyed green to celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick.
The 2018 Inaugural Tampa Indie Flea Was a Huge Success
Need some stuff? Want to see the new cool place to buy it? Tampa Indie Flea has moved to the Armature Works building and had their first market of 2018. Here's what happened....