Taylor Swift, Oct. 31, 2015
       
     
Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, Oct. 31, 2015
       
     
Nik Wallenda walks over Sarasota
       
     
 Nik Wallenda crosses between high rises over Chicago on November 2, 2014.  I shot this image as Nik's personal photographer while tethered on the roof of the 50-story Wyndham Hotel.  It lacked any railing whatsoever.
       
     
Nik Wallenda Walks Across Grand Canyon
       
     
Backstage with Kevin Costner and Modern West
       
     
Macho Man Randy Savage's Wedding
       
     
Kevin Bacon at Sarasota Film Festival
       
     
Mark Wahlberg for Beam Spirits
       
     
Keith Urban Black and White
       
     
 Meghan Trainor performs at the 2014, 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball show in December, 2014.  Her song, "All about That Bass" song was one of the most popular songs playing on contemporary radio.  Backstage, she was overwhelmingly kind to a young fan and her family.
       
     
Leo Dicaprio campaigns in Tampa
       
     
Nik Wallenda Poses with Cable
       
     
Kevin Costner in St Petersburg
       
     
Pharrell Williams performs
       
     
Macho Man's Wedding
       
     
John Travolta and Kelly Preston
       
     
Jack Hanna Poses in Sarasota
       
     
Gene Simmons in St Petersburg
       
     
 Shaquille O'Neal poses on stage in the minutes before launching his watch line launches on HSN in December, 2014.  He charmed everyone and even hand-delivered a watch to a family living in Tampa the following day, after being on the air all night.  
       
     
Gwen Stefani
       
     
Gwen Stefani on HSN
       
     
Joe Frazier in Tampa
       
     
Tyra Banks at HSN
       
     
Tyra Banks
       
     
Elton John
       
     
Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars
       
     
Burt Reynolds for Turner Classic Movies
       
     
Bello Nock in House of Mirrors
       
     
Jane Lynch visits Bradenton
       
     
Katie Couric speaks for Cancer Research
       
     
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones
       
     
Susan Sarandon
       
     
Kris Kristofferson in concert
       
     
Tim McGraw
       
     
Ringo Starr
       
     
Kevin Bacon
       
     
Cuba Gooding Jr.
       
     
Bill Murray for Beam Global
       
     
John Travolta
       
     
John Travolta and Patrick Wilson
       
     
Rev. Jesse Jackson
       
     
Michael J. Fox in Tampa
       
     
Danica Patrick
       
     
Olivia Newton John performs
       
     
The Neon Trees perform
       
     
Rutger Hauer in Sarasota
       
     
Scott and Emma Dixon
       
     
Dennis Farina at Sarasota Film Festival
       
     
Demi Lovato in concert
       
     
Demi Lovato
       
     
Peter Hurley, Joe Theismann
       
     
TyPennington1500.jpg
       
     
Pharrell Williams performs
       
     
Shawn Mendez performs.
       
     
Wesley Snipes
       
     
Shorty Rossi and Hercules
       
     
Winter The Dolphin
       
     
Brian Baumgartner from the Office
       
     
Kevin Jonas at the Skyway Bridge
       
     
Marco and Michael Andretti
       
     
Chuck Zito
       
     
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney
       
     
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
       
     
David Cassidy
       
     
Hulk Hogan
       
     
 Hulk Hogan strikes a pose after cutting the ribbon on his store on Clearwater Beach in 2012.
       
     
Burt Reynolds for Turner Classic Movies
       
     
 Indy Car driver Dan Wheldon and his wife Susie pose at the St Petersburg Pier during a pre-race party in 2007.  Sadly,  Wheldon died in a 2011 wreck.
       
     
Ed Sheeran
       
     
K$isha
       
     
Bill Murray for Beam Global
       
     
 Justin Bieber performs in front of 15,000 screaming teenagers in Tampa in 2010.
       
     
Jack, Julie and Suzi Hanna
       
     
Hulk at Home
       
     
Jason Giambi
       
     
Hulk at Home
       
     
Derek Jeter
       
     
Bruce Springsteen
       
     
Levon Helm
       
     
Bello's Back Yard
       
     
Patrick Wilson
       
     
Bill Cobbs
       
     
Jackson Rathbone
       
     
Peter Falk
       
     
Michael Strahan
       
     
Eddie Money
       
     
Hughie Thomasson and the Outlaws
       
     
Kim Kardashian at Super Bowl
       
     
TimBoylesKeithUrbanColleen.jpg
       
     
 Kellie Osbourne poses backstage in the minutes before launching her clothing line on HSN in October, 2014.  
       
     
Taylor Swift, Oct. 31, 2015
       
     
Taylor Swift, Oct. 31, 2015

As Taylor Swift's personal photographer on the last night of her "1989" Tour in Tampa, Florida.

Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, Oct. 31, 2015
       
     
Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, Oct. 31, 2015

As Taylor Swift's personal photographer on the last night of her "1989" tour in Tampa, Florida.

Nik Wallenda walks over Sarasota
       
     
Nik Wallenda walks over Sarasota

Nik Wallenda walks a high wire over downtown Sarasota in January, 2013.

 Nik Wallenda crosses between high rises over Chicago on November 2, 2014.  I shot this image as Nik's personal photographer while tethered on the roof of the 50-story Wyndham Hotel.  It lacked any railing whatsoever.
       
     

Nik Wallenda crosses between high rises over Chicago on November 2, 2014.  I shot this image as Nik's personal photographer while tethered on the roof of the 50-story Wyndham Hotel.  It lacked any railing whatsoever.

Nik Wallenda Walks Across Grand Canyon
       
     
Nik Wallenda Walks Across Grand Canyon

Nik Wallenda walks a high wire over the Grand Canyon in June, 2013.  Nik hired me for four days to document the record-setting feat for his personal collection, for the news media and to add to the Wallenda Family archives.

Backstage with Kevin Costner and Modern West
       
     
Backstage with Kevin Costner and Modern West

Backstage with Kevin Costner and Modern West on the first night of their 2012 tour in Lakeland, Florida.  Exclusive access.  Published in Rolling Stone.

Macho Man Randy Savage's Wedding
       
     
Macho Man Randy Savage's Wedding

Randy and Lynne pose just after their ceremony behind the Lido Beach Resort May 10, 2010.  Sadly, Randy passed away a year later.  This photo and versions of it became one of the "signature" images of the day and was one of only five that was ever released.    Randy is the one who told me, "The Pictures are Everything".  You are missed my friend.

Kevin Bacon at Sarasota Film Festival
       
     
Kevin Bacon at Sarasota Film Festival

Kevin Bacon appears at the Sarasota Film Festival in 2005.  He's in the lobby of the movie theater, lit by TV lights.  

Mark Wahlberg for Beam Spirits
       
     
Mark Wahlberg for Beam Spirits

The goal of the team from Beam Spirits was to get a photograph of celebrities holding Beam products during the Outback Pro Am in Tampa in 2009. Mark Wahlberg took a Jim Beam.  Bill Murray took a Hornitos.

Keith Urban Black and White
       
     
Keith Urban Black and White

Keith Urban on stage while selling his guitars and lessons on HSN in December, 2014.  

 Meghan Trainor performs at the 2014, 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball show in December, 2014.  Her song, "All about That Bass" song was one of the most popular songs playing on contemporary radio.  Backstage, she was overwhelmingly kind to a young fan and her family.
       
     

Meghan Trainor performs at the 2014, 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball show in December, 2014.  Her song, "All about That Bass" song was one of the most popular songs playing on contemporary radio.  Backstage, she was overwhelmingly kind to a young fan and her family.

Leo Dicaprio campaigns in Tampa
       
     
Leo Dicaprio campaigns in Tampa

The shot of Leo Dicaprio was taken in Tampa when he came to campaign for John Kerry on October 19, 2004.  This was also the first time Getty Images ever asked me to do a celebrity shoot.   

Nik Wallenda Poses with Cable
       
     
Nik Wallenda Poses with Cable

The cable is part of what he used to walk over Niagara Falls in 2012.  This portrait session was in 2013.  This is one of the images Nik uses often for promotions.  I couldn't be more honored to work with him.  

Kevin Costner in St Petersburg
       
     
Kevin Costner in St Petersburg

A photograph from a free, public concert in downtown St Petersburg courtesy of Kevin Costner and Modern West in 2007.  I always have believed Costner spotted the oversized lens I had and had to react.

Pharrell Williams performs
       
     
Pharrell Williams performs

Pharrell Williams  performs at the 2014, 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball show in Tampa in December, 2014.

Macho Man's Wedding
       
     
Macho Man's Wedding

This is one of the "signature" images from Macho Man Randy Savage's wedding to Lynn in 2010.    I was so honored when they ordered a 48" wide canvas wrap of this photo to hang in their home.  Sadly, Randy passed away just about one year to the day later.  He repeated over and over during our planning sessions:  The Pictures are Everything.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston
       
     
John Travolta and Kelly Preston

An image from a one-on-one portrait sesson I had with John Travolta and Kelly Preston during the Sunscreen Film Festival in St Petersburg in 2008.  He said, "what do you want us to do"?  I said "tuck in closer to Kelly."  He did.

Jack Hanna Poses in Sarasota
       
     
Jack Hanna Poses in Sarasota

Jack Hanna was on site to watch Nik Wallenda walk the high wire over Sarasota in 2013 when I spotted him near the angled light and white wall.  I asked him to pose, and ever the gentleman, he did.  I gifted Jack with a large print of this to say thank you.  He and his wife Suzi gave back so much more.

Gene Simmons in St Petersburg
       
     
Gene Simmons in St Petersburg

Gene Simmons poses against the rail of the second floor of the Downtown St Pete Pier in 2006.  For several years, he was affiliated with the Grand Prix and came to the parties hosted at the Pier.  Gene was super-friendly to all.

 Shaquille O'Neal poses on stage in the minutes before launching his watch line launches on HSN in December, 2014.  He charmed everyone and even hand-delivered a watch to a family living in Tampa the following day, after being on the air all night.  
       
     

Shaquille O'Neal poses on stage in the minutes before launching his watch line launches on HSN in December, 2014.  He charmed everyone and even hand-delivered a watch to a family living in Tampa the following day, after being on the air all night.  

Gwen Stefani
       
     
Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani poses on the set at HSN as she launches her fragrance line in October, 2014.

Gwen Stefani on HSN
       
     
Gwen Stefani on HSN

Gwen Stefani poses on stage in the minutes before launching her fragrance line launches on HSN in October, 2014.  

Joe Frazier in Tampa
       
     
Joe Frazier in Tampa

In 2009, Joe Frazier walked the red carpet at the Maxim Super Bowl Pary.  I couldn't help but think, "NOW, I'm impressed".

Tyra Banks at HSN
       
     
Tyra Banks at HSN

Tyra Banks poses backstage in the minutes before her cosmetic line launches on HSN in November, 2014.  

Tyra Banks
       
     
Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks poses backstage in the minutes before her cosmetic line launches on HSN in November, 2014.  

Elton John
       
     
Elton John

Elton John sticks out his tongue at the press photographers in front of the stage during a 2010 concert in Lakeland, Florida.

Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars
       
     
Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars

Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto throws water on the crowd while performing at USF with his band 30 Seconds to Mars October 15, 2010 in Tampa.

Burt Reynolds for Turner Classic Movies
       
     
Burt Reynolds for Turner Classic Movies

Photograph shot for TCM for their "Road to Hollywood" series putting focus on the classic car movies.  Burt Reynolds was in Tampa in 2011 for a screening of Smokey and the Bandit.

Bello Nock in House of Mirrors
       
     
Bello Nock in House of Mirrors

Time Magazine calls comedic daredevil Bello Nock "America's Best Clown.  I call him a great subject, a nice man and an incredible showman.  This was shot at the Florida State Fair in 2011 right after he got done hanging by a single toe from a moving helicopter.

Jane Lynch visits Bradenton
       
     
Jane Lynch visits Bradenton

Jane Lynch helps to raise money for the Palmetto High School Crew in 2011.

Katie Couric speaks for Cancer Research
       
     
Katie Couric speaks for Cancer Research

Katie Couric describes the colonoscopy she had live on the "Today" show while in Clearwater, Florida in 2006.  

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones
       
     
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones

This image is from a 1994 concert the Stones did in Pittsburgh, PA.  I had snuck my camera into the venue and made my way to the front of the stage to get it.  

Susan Sarandon
       
     
Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon throws throws out the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game in 2005.  Her brother saw it and asked me for a print of it to give to her.  Of course, I gave him one.

Kris Kristofferson in concert
       
     
Kris Kristofferson in concert

Kris Kristofferson performs in Tampa in 2011.

Tim McGraw
       
     
Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw performs in Tampa during the Brothers of the Son tour in 2012.

Ringo Starr
       
     
Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr performs in Clearwater, Florida in December, 2014.

Kevin Bacon
       
     
Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon always draws a crowd of fans, as he did at this appearance at the Sarasota Film Festival in 2005.

Cuba Gooding Jr.
       
     
Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr. walks the red carpet at a Super Bowl Party in Tampa in 2009.

Bill Murray for Beam Global
       
     
Bill Murray for Beam Global

Bill Murray golfs during the Outback Pro Am in Tampa in 2009.  

John Travolta
       
     
John Travolta

John Travolta attends the Sunscreen Film Festival in St Petersburg in 2008.

John Travolta and Patrick Wilson
       
     
John Travolta and Patrick Wilson

John Travolta and Patrick Wilson pose during the Sunscreen Film Festival Awards evening in St Petersburg in 2010.

Rev. Jesse Jackson
       
     
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson helped Teri Schiavo's family fight for her rights in Pinellas Park in 2005.

Michael J. Fox in Tampa
       
     
Michael J. Fox in Tampa

Michael J. Fox waves to the crowd while playing in the Outback ProAm in Tampa in 2009.

Danica Patrick
       
     
Danica Patrick

Racer Danica Patrick at the 2006 welcome party for Grand Prix racers in St Petersburg.

Olivia Newton John performs
       
     
Olivia Newton John performs

Olivia Newton John performs at breast cancer fundraiser in Tampa in 2010.

The Neon Trees perform
       
     
The Neon Trees perform

The Neon Trees perform at USF for an MTV broadcast in 2010.

Rutger Hauer in Sarasota
       
     
Rutger Hauer in Sarasota

Rutger Hauer looking for a fight in Sarasota, Florida during the Sarasota Film Festival in 2005.

Scott and Emma Dixon
       
     
Scott and Emma Dixon

Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon and his wife Emma pose atop the St Petersburg Pier in 2010.

Dennis Farina at Sarasota Film Festival
       
     
Dennis Farina at Sarasota Film Festival

Dennis Farina was a real police officer-turned actor who often played police officers (or Mob affiliates) when I photographed him at a private party for the Sarasota Film Festival in 2005.  He passed away in 2014.

Demi Lovato in concert
       
     
Demi Lovato in concert

Demi Lovato performs at the 2014, 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball show in December, 2014.

Demi Lovato
       
     
Demi Lovato

Devi Lovato poses for a photograph near the Skyway Bridge during a Disney Channel video shoot in St Petersburg in 2010.

Peter Hurley, Joe Theismann
       
     
Peter Hurley, Joe Theismann

"Seinfeld" actor Peter Hurley poses with his wife and quarterback Joe Theisman during the Outback Pro Am party in Tampa in 2010.

TyPennington1500.jpg
       
     
Pharrell Williams performs
       
     
Pharrell Williams performs

Pharrell Williams  performs at the 2014, 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball show in Tampa in December, 2014.

Shawn Mendez performs.
       
     
Shawn Mendez performs.

Shawn Mendez performs at the 2014, 93.3 WFLZ Jingle Ball show in Tampa in December, 2014.  He is a rising star (and I love the photo).

Wesley Snipes
       
     
Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes leaves the Federal Courthouse after being convicted of some of the charges against him in Ocala, Florida in 2008.

Shorty Rossi and Hercules
       
     
Shorty Rossi and Hercules

Shorty Rossi and Hercules, stars of "Pit Boss" on the Animal Planet Network, appear at a fundraiser for Pit Bulls in Tampa in 2010.  

Winter The Dolphin
       
     
Winter The Dolphin

Winter the Dolphin is famous for being the subject of two Hollywood movies, "Dolphin Tales" and for living with most of his tail missing and swimming with a prosthetic one.

Brian Baumgartner from the Office
       
     
Brian Baumgartner from the Office

Brian Baumgartner from the Office in Tampa for the Super Bowl in 2009. 

Kevin Jonas at the Skyway Bridge
       
     
Kevin Jonas at the Skyway Bridge

Kevin Jonas posing during a Disney Channel video shoot in St Petersburg in 2010.

Marco and Michael Andretti
       
     
Marco and Michael Andretti

Marco and Michael Andretti and their family at the St Petersburg Pier party for Grand Prix racers in 2010.

Chuck Zito
       
     
Chuck Zito

Chuck Zito was in Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl in 2009.  He's lesser-known but a colorful character and former Hell's Angel.

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney
       
     
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney talk to the press at Raymond James Stadium on the 2012 day before their Brothers of the Sun tour.

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
       
     
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney talk to the press at Raymond James Stadium on the 2012 day before their Brothers of the Sun tour.

David Cassidy
       
     
David Cassidy

David Cassidy still gets bras and panties thrown at him as he did in Treasure Island in 2011.

Hulk Hogan
       
     
Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan cuts the ribbon on his store on Clearwater Beach in 2012.

 Hulk Hogan strikes a pose after cutting the ribbon on his store on Clearwater Beach in 2012.
       
     

Hulk Hogan strikes a pose after cutting the ribbon on his store on Clearwater Beach in 2012.

Burt Reynolds for Turner Classic Movies
       
     
Burt Reynolds for Turner Classic Movies

Photograph shot for TCM for their "Road to Hollywood" series putting focus on the classic car movies.  Burt Reynolds was in Tampa in 2011 for a screening of Smokey and the Bandit.

 Indy Car driver Dan Wheldon and his wife Susie pose at the St Petersburg Pier during a pre-race party in 2007.  Sadly,  Wheldon died in a 2011 wreck.
       
     

Indy Car driver Dan Wheldon and his wife Susie pose at the St Petersburg Pier during a pre-race party in 2007.  Sadly,  Wheldon died in a 2011 wreck.

Ed Sheeran
       
     
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is a young musician who appeared at the Jingle Ball fundraiser in Tampa in 2012.   I told him I heard he was more popular than Justin Bieber, who was also at that show.  It was true, he was.

K$isha
       
     
K$isha

The Singer K$isha walks the red carpet at the 2012 Jingle Ball Concert in Tampa.

Bill Murray for Beam Global
       
     
Bill Murray for Beam Global

BIll Murray hits a chip shot while golfing in the Outback Pro Am in Tampa in 2009.

 Justin Bieber performs in front of 15,000 screaming teenagers in Tampa in 2010.
       
     

Justin Bieber performs in front of 15,000 screaming teenagers in Tampa in 2010.

Jack, Julie and Suzi Hanna
       
     
Jack, Julie and Suzi Hanna

Julie, Jack and Suzi Hanna plus one Snow Leopard at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay.  2014.

Hulk at Home
       
     
Hulk at Home

Hulk Hogan pops a pose at his Clearwater home during filming for the show "Hogan Knows Best".

Jason Giambi
       
     
Jason Giambi

Jason Giambi denies using steroids during a press conference in Tampa in 2004.  This was my first shoot for Getty Images Sports.  It got wide use, including the NY Times and Sports Illustrated.

Hulk at Home
       
     
Hulk at Home

Hulk Hogan makes fun of some of the endorsements he's made in the memorabilia room in his Clearwater home during filming of "Hogan Knows Best" in 2005.

Derek Jeter
       
     
Derek Jeter

Corporate shoot for David's Sunflower Seeds and CONAGRA food for a promotion they were doing with Derek Jeter and huge donations every time he hit a home run in 2005.

Bruce Springsteen
       
     
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen in concert in 2008.  

Levon Helm
       
     
Levon Helm

Levon Helm performs at the Sarasota Film Festival in 2005.  He was a member of "The Band".  Sadly, he passed away a few years ago.

Bello's Back Yard
       
     
Bello's Back Yard

Comedic daredevil Bello Nock trains in his backyard at sunset in Sarasota, Florida.

Patrick Wilson
       
     
Patrick Wilson

Tampa's Patrick Wilson poses during the Sunscreen Film Festival in St Petersburg in 2009.

Bill Cobbs
       
     
Bill Cobbs

Bill Cobbs is a long-time actor with parts in many famous films (Mississippi Burning, Something about Mary), as well as a recent series of Heineken commercials.  He was a really nice man when he posed for this in 2009 at the Sunscreen Film Festival.  He was very appreciative when I gifted him an 8x10" of this when he returned in 2010.

Jackson Rathbone
       
     
Jackson Rathbone

Jackson Rathbone performs with his band "100 Monkeys"in Tampa in 2011.  He's best known as "Jasper" in the "Twilight" movies.

Peter Falk
       
     
Peter Falk

Peter Falk was at the Sarasota Film Festival and very entertaining in 2005. 

Michael Strahan
       
     
Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan flashes a toothy smile at a Super Bowl party in Tampa in 2009.

Eddie Money
       
     
Eddie Money

Eddie Money performs in St Petersburg in 2009.  It was an honor to photograph him.  He laid the soundtrack of my youth.

Hughie Thomasson and the Outlaws
       
     
Hughie Thomasson and the Outlaws

Founding member and lead singer of the Outlaws, Hughie Thomasson performs in Clearwater in 2006.  He died in 2007.  Green Grass and High Tides Forever.

Kim Kardashian at Super Bowl
       
     
Kim Kardashian at Super Bowl

Kim Kardashian arrives for a party during Super Bowl festivities in Tampa in 2009.

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 Kellie Osbourne poses backstage in the minutes before launching her clothing line on HSN in October, 2014.  
       
     

Kellie Osbourne poses backstage in the minutes before launching her clothing line on HSN in October, 2014.