Friday - September 20, 2019
 

Jessica Cook (Photographer)

September 8th, 2019

I sat in the middle of a bar with a couple of friends as we watched a coworker of ours start his set on the stage in front of us, he spat a couple of decent bars. I felt like it was worth the drive over.  It was a small bar, dark with the occasional stream of colored lights that flowed around the room, it seemed like a decent place to grab a drink or two and simply chill with some friends. It didn’t take long for a small crowd started to form in front of the stage. Some were sober enough to appreciate the sound if you were able to see the occasional nod and hear them cheer over the base, others... Read More

Faces of Tampa: Michelle Roberson

October 28th, 2017

Meet Michelle. Mother of 5 and grandmother of 3. She’s funny, fun, loves children and just an overall fun person to be around. She’s open, easy to talk to and genuinely a nice person. I met her at Ross. She is a store manager there. She is a determined and hard working person. She put’s her mind to getting things done and achieves them as best as she can. Michelle is originally from Queens, NY. She still has the accent and it will never go away. It’s great! She moved here to get away from the cold. As she said it the winters up there are horrible. You get snow up to your... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Nil Patel

September 30th, 2017

I first met Nil back in April of this year through a networking group for business professionals. Nil was born in India but raised here in the U.S. He was 5 when he, his sister and parents moved here to Tampa. Nil is always on the go. Easy to talk to, full of life and hilarious. He has many ideas for what he wants to do in the future, but is always working to achieve a goal. Nil considers himself to be a student of life. Professionally he is an online marketer with a specialization in Instagram and is a wedding photographer. He learned photography through wedding photographers who were readily... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Silas Beach, Artist

September 19th, 2017

Silas Beach, is one of the, if not the most formidable established artists in Florida. He has dominated Clearwater and Clearwater Beach with his art for over 30 years and has become famous for work that hangs in restaurants, homes & Galleries not just locally but nationally. His creative eye and reputation is as deep as the history of Clearwater. Silas is famous for the Bonefish Skeleton art work seen throughout central Florida but Clearwater is where his name is best known. This 60 plus old 6ft tall thin stature of a man is respected and loved throughout this community and I am proud... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Marissa Crawford

September 16th, 2017

Originally from a small town in Canada, Marissa moved here with her parents when she was in her early 20’s. There she was studying dental assisting and she was fighting tooth and nail to not move here. She was applying to get into a dental program to further her career objectives but life happened. Even though she got into the program her parents were moving. She wasn’t able to afford a home on her own and go to college at the same time. She also became newly single. So what could she do? She decided to move down to Tampa with her parents and start over. At first she didn’t like... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Jessica Wakefield, CPP

September 9th, 2017

She prefers to go by Jess and is originally from Danville, Vermont. She is a certified professional photographer and a traveler. I first met Jess back in 2007 when we were both in photography school in Massachusetts. After graduating high school she set her sites on college and traveling to as many places as she possibly can. She has been to places such as Peru, Korea, Thailand and Nigeria as well as most of the U.S. She moved to Tampa in April of 2017. What she likes most about Tampa is the beach proximity. The fact that you can drive right from Tampa to Clearwater in no time on the causeway is... Read More