The Tampa Bay Buccaneers open the 2014 NFL season with a new logo, new jerseys, new coach, new GM and more than a handful of new players on the field. All those new elements made for a dizzying offseason of photo shoots. Working as the team photographer I had the chance to photograph the coaches, players and new jerseys on the field and in the studio. The uniforms pop, the coaches are the ultimate professionals […]
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.