Artist Statement: When we think of what defines an area we often think of the unique food, the architecture and the music. All of this is nothing with out the people though. With out the people there would be no unique taste or great live music. The people are the soul that shapes and defines an area into what we see it has.
The following portraits in this series are of the people that define the Tampa bay area. They are artist, musicians, characters, movers and shakers and so on that add to the eclectic idea of the Tampa Bay Area. There are many people that live and work in the Bay area, which makes it such a wonderful place. I cannot feature everyone, this is just meant to be a snap shot of the collective.
Look out for the book coming December 2015.
- Jonathan R
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