A city is only as cool as the people who live and work there. On this assignment I visit with local business owners and tell their story and experiences via the City of St. Petersburg's social media campaign #burgbiz.
I'm a sucker for stories and having the opportunity to tell stories through my lens is my favorite thing in the world.
"What should I do with my hands?"
"Where do I look?"
Don't worry, I got you.
A new kid is in town. The kid is progressive. It gets around. And it's a bike share program. I was lucky enough to pair up with Coast Bike Share to capture photo content for their website, print collateral, and social media.
I spent a weekend at a reggae rock festival with a photo pass, and everything was irie.
I grew up the son of a sports journalist. I worked with ESPN and NASCAR for 12 years. Sports are in my DNA and I feel right at home with a camera in my hand around athletes and competition.
Since 2013 I've worked with the City of St. Petersburg. Documenting the city I grew up in is rewarding every day. Here are some of my favorites.
Culture and art tend to go hand-in-hand. The Shine Mural Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida is rich with both. I love documenting this annual event.
I spent time on the road with the Professional Bull Riders shooting and producing video content. Sometimes photography was part of assignment and I was always happy to oblige.
When not on assignment typically there's still a camera in my hand. Documenting the things, places, and people I see is at the heart of my passion for photography. This is a small batch of those moments.
Hashtag film is not dead. Since first learning about photography in high school with film and a darkroom, I've been obsessed. Sometimes a moment in time, captured and rediscovered later, is the best thing in the world.