sports

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.

March 28th, 2017

Tampa Photographer Matt May and Vincent Jackson in Conversation

Join Tampa sports photographer Matt May and veteran NFL Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson at the Tampa Museum of Art at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, for a discussion on sports photography, football and the relationship between photographers and athletes. The conversation is in conjunction with the Who Shot Sports and Lens on Tampa Bay Sports photography exhibitions at TMA. The event is free for museum members and students and is $15 for the […]

December 11th, 2015

Buccaneers Nike Color Rush Uniform Photo Shoot

This season Nike and the NFL partnered to release new Color Rush uniforms for teams playing late-season Thursday Night Football games. I had the chance to photograph the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers Color Rush jerseys during an on-location studio advertising shoot with Jameis Winston and Mike Evans prior to the Buccaneers Thursday night matchup with the St. Louis Rams. The new jerseys are a photographer’s dream. They’re crafted in a radiant shade of Bucs red […]

February 19th, 2015

Lights on Tampa 2015

One of the best art events of the year is the annual Lights on Tampa celebration in Downtown Tampa. In preparation for this year’s event I was luckily enough to be selected by the wonderful people at the City of Tampa Art Programs to photograph performance artist Nick Cave and his colorful and energetic sound suits to help publicize the event. The sound suits are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I can only imagine the […]

February 17th, 2015

University Donor Portraits for USF

This week the University of South Florida in Tampa received a $10 million gift from retired St. Petersburg businesswoman Lynn Pippenger. The school renamed the accountancy school at USF’s Muma College of Business the “Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy.” A couple weeks prior to the announcement I had the opportunity to make an official portrait of Ms. Pippenger (above) for the university. The portrait was distributed to local media, used on brochures about the school […]

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