Girls on the Run is a program that links athletes with girls to inspire them not only to be more athletic, but to believe in themselves.

Girls on the Run is a program that links athletes with girls to inspire them not only to be more athletic, but to believe in themselves.

Girls on the Run is a program that links athletes with girls to inspire them not only to be more athletic, but to believe in themselves. 

In the debate over animals being used in circuses both sides are passionate about their beliefs. Florida Voices for Animals protested just prior to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus

In the debate over animals being used in circuses both sides are passionate about their beliefs. Florida Voices for Animals protested just prior to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus

Belly dancer for a story on a local cafe featuring traditional Lebanese fare

Belly dancer for a story on a local cafe featuring traditional Lebanese fare

Several organizations staged a peaceful ralley in Tampa as a show of solidarity with Baltimore following the death of Freddy Gray, a black man who died in police custody in Baltimore on April 12

Several organizations staged a peaceful ralley in Tampa as a show of solidarity with Baltimore following the death of Freddy Gray, a black man who died in police custody in Baltimore on April 12

The Bay Area Activist Coalition, the Tampa Dream Defenders, along with the Black Panther Party and other organizations, staged a rally today that began at Curtis Hixon Park, marched down several streets of downtown, and regrouped at Lykes Gaslight Park in front  of the Tampa police station. The peaceful demonstration was organized as a show of solidarity with Baltimore following the death of Freddy Gray, a black man who died in police custody in Baltimore on April 12.

 

 

This image was part of the Summer Guide for Creative Loafing featuring the Tampa Yankees minor league baseball team and low attendance

This image was part of the Summer Guide for Creative Loafing featuring the Tampa Yankees minor league baseball team and low attendance

This image was part of the 2013 Summer Guide for Creative Loafing featuring the Tampa Yankees minor league baseball team. It was shot at George Steinbrenner stadium during the national anthem behind home plate.

World champion dock dog Baxter, a  Belgian Malinois competes in the distance challenge at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional in St Petersburg Florida

World champion dock dog Baxter, a Belgian Malinois competes in the distance challenge at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional in St Petersburg Florida

World champion dock dog Baxter, a  Belgian Malinois trained by Tony Lambert, competes in the distance challenge at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional in St Petersburg Florida

At a Justice for Trayvon demonstration in front of the Tampa Federal Courthouse participants wore shirts, held signs, and rallied support for Trayvon Martin and his family, some of whom were present.

At a Justice for Trayvon demonstration in front of the Tampa Federal Courthouse participants wore shirts, held signs, and rallied support for Trayvon Martin and his family, some of whom were present.

At a Justice for Trayvon demonstration in front of the Tampa Federal Courthouse participants wore shirts, held signs, and rallied support for Trayvon Martin and his family, some of whom were present. The rally was held one week after the not guilty verdict in Sanford Florida where George Zimmerman stood trial for the second degree murder of Trayvon.

Sierra Mist poses in Nix Herrera exhibit as part of the annual Nude Nite Tampa

Sierra Mist poses in Nix Herrera exhibit as part of the annual Nude Nite Tampa

Sierra Mist poses in Nix Herrera exhibit as part of the annual Nude Nite Tampa published on March 18 2013

Opposing forces. The men in an embrace on the left show their contempt for the man on the right who is proselytizing at the St Pete Pride event

Opposing forces. The men in an embrace on the left show their contempt for the man on the right who is proselytizing at the St Pete Pride event

Opposing forces. The men in an embrace on the right show their contempt for the man on the right who is proselytizing at the St Pete Pride event

Brendy Gutierrez of West Palm Beach chalks a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci. This was Gutierrez's first appearance at Tampa's Chalk Walk

Brendy Gutierrez of West Palm Beach chalks a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci. This was Gutierrez's first appearance at Tampa's Chalk Walk

Brendy Gutierrez of West Palm Beach chalks a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci. This was Gutierrez's first appearance at Tampa's Chalk Walk published March 16, 2012

Covering the Kumari Festival in Kathmandu, The Nepalese Military stands guard

Covering the Kumari Festival in Kathmandu, The Nepalese Military stands guard

Covering the Kumari Festival in Kathmandu, The Nepalese Military stands guard

After the disclosure by ex NSA employee  Edward Snowden that the agency had been using cellular phone technology to spy on U.S. citizens  organizations gathered in front of the Federal Building Tampa

After the disclosure by ex NSA employee Edward Snowden that the agency had been using cellular phone technology to spy on U.S. citizens organizations gathered in front of the Federal Building Tampa

After the disclosure by ex National Security Agency employee  Edward Snowden that the agency had been using internet and cellular phone technology to spy on U.S. citizens several organizations gathered on Friday June 23, 2013 to protest across the street from the Federal Building in Downtown Tampa, Fl. The Guy Fawkes mask on the back of the head of an Occupy Tampa member has become a symbol of protest world wide. Demonstrators rallied against the NSA, advocated for the release of Bradley Manning who was arrested in 2010 for releasing classified information to the website Wikileaks, and held Snowden out as a hero.

 

Tom Filbert who is currently unemployed demonstrates for higher wages for fast food workers

Tom Filbert who is currently unemployed demonstrates for higher wages for fast food workers

Tom Filbert who is currently unemployed demonstrates for higher wages for fast food workers during the nationwide fast food workers strike on 8-29-13

While on a personal project I was able to shoot Times Square just two days prior to super storm Sandy. Looking back it was eerily normal given the size of the storm just off shore

While on a personal project I was able to shoot Times Square just two days prior to super storm Sandy. Looking back it was eerily normal given the size of the storm just off shore

While on a personal project I was able to shoot Times Square just two days prior to super storm Sandy. Looking back it was eerily normal given the size of the storm just off shore

Susie Shannon of Occupy Tampa escorted out of International Plaza after participating in a demonstration protesting the jailing of (Chelsea) Bradley Manning

Susie Shannon of Occupy Tampa escorted out of International Plaza after participating in a demonstration protesting the jailing of (Chelsea) Bradley Manning

Susie Shannon of Occupy Tampa escorted out of International Plaza in Tampa on 07-27-13 after participating in a demonstration protesting the jailing of Bradley Manning, the Army private and former intelligence analyst being held for his alleged release of classified information to the web site WikiLeaks.

The Pet-A-Palooza event in Tampa brought Twiggy the waterskiing  squirrel to entertain

The Pet-A-Palooza event in Tampa brought Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel to entertain

The Pet-A-Palooza event in Tampa brought Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel to entertain in May of 2013. This little dude, the second iteration of Twiggy, has been in movies and television

 James “Pictureman” Youngblood peers from his food truck, where he and wife Sheilah gave away hot dogs across the street from the College Hill polling place in Tampa on election day

James “Pictureman” Youngblood peers from his food truck, where he and wife Sheilah gave away hot dogs across the street from the College Hill polling place in Tampa on election day

 James “Pictureman” Youngblood peers from his food truck, where he and wife Sheilah gave away hot dogs across the street from the College Hill polling place in Tampa on election day. Published November 7, 2012

James Bell was the focus of a news feature called Lost Veterans.  The story was on Bell who wound up homeless after his military service. He arrived in Tampa on a Greyhound bus from Georgia

James Bell was the focus of a news feature called Lost Veterans. The story was on Bell who wound up homeless after his military service. He arrived in Tampa on a Greyhound bus from Georgia

James Bell was the focus of a news feature called Lost Veterans by Mitch Perry. It was a story on how Bell, along with thousands of others, wind up homeless after their military service. He arrived in Tampa on a Greyhound bus from Georgia

A demonstration of a water propelled jet pack shown on the Hillsborough River in Tampa during the 2nd annual Mayors River O'Green celebration for St Patricks day

A demonstration of a water propelled jet pack shown on the Hillsborough River in Tampa during the 2nd annual Mayors River O'Green celebration for St Patricks day

A demonstration of a water propelled jet pack shown on the Hillsborough River in Tampa during the 2nd annual Mayors River O'Green celebration for St Patricks day in 2013

Jim Haskins holds a crucifix with a choose life sign attached outside of the Women's Health Center on Fletcher Ave in Tampa

Jim Haskins holds a crucifix with a choose life sign attached outside of the Women's Health Center on Fletcher Ave in Tampa

Jim Haskins holds a crucifix with a choose life sign attached outside of the Women's Health Center on Fletcher Ave in Tampa. The image was part of a story being done for the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by Arielle Stevenson

Prior to the Republican National Convention in 2012 there were several weeks of active Occupy Tampa demonstrations. This young participant carries one of the sentiments of the group.

Prior to the Republican National Convention in 2012 there were several weeks of active Occupy Tampa demonstrations. This young participant carries one of the sentiments of the group.

Prior to the Republican National Convention in 2012 there were several weeks of active Occupy Tampa demonstrations. This young participant carries one of the sentiments of the group.

Poobah the "Fire Eating Pigmy" was a crowd favorite at the World of Wonders Sideshow at the Florida State Fair.

Poobah the "Fire Eating Pigmy" was a crowd favorite at the World of Wonders Sideshow at the Florida State Fair.

Pete "Poobah" the Fire Eating Pigmy was a crowd favorite for years at the World of Wonders Sideshow at the Florida State Fair. He was a favorite of mine with his story telling face, his short stature, the ever present black marks around his mouth, and his place in history of the dyeing art of sideshow performer.