Tampa's businesses, architecture and local culture make the city something beyond photogenic. Green rivers, illuminated buildings, mural tours, water bikes and minarets are a few of the quirks that make Tampa a dynamic place to live.
The expansion of Tampa International Airport is a testament to the city's desire to connect us to the world, and the world to us. With local love in mind, here is the third installment of the top IGers in Tampa who help shape and share the identity of our growing city. Don't forget to use the hashtags #igerstampa #SOtampa and #unlocktampabay on all of your photos. If you need to know where to explore next just reference Visit Tampa Bay.
Andrew Sullivan captures the essence of a Tampa event. More than just framing a moment for an observer, he puts his audience directly into the action. His feed puts you in the pit at Amalie Arena, brings you to a Lightning watch party at Channelside, guides you around the Riverwalk and introduces you to areas you may never have seen before in Tampa. Beyond events, Andrew perfectly presents Tampa's skyline as the painting that it is.
Fitz Michael's photography is panoramic, it is expansive, it shows you the large universe situated within South Tampa. His photos chase the billowing clouds that blanket our city, take you out on the water, look in awe at the infrastructure that connects the Tampa Bay area and toys with the lights and colors of night that melt like wax into the Hillsborough River.
Joel Corrente's accounts is less an Instagram feed and more an art gallery. His photos are polished testaments to the growth, vibe and, as Buckhorn says, swagger of Tampa. His night shots turn the lights of downtown into glittering lightning bugs, our skyline into a thing of mythos that would make the Brothers Grimm blush, and reacquaints us with the icons of Tampa.
Whether showcasing his latest foodie find, grabbing a cup of coffee downtown, or gazing over the University of Tampa, @luzruizs reveals the quaint beauty of the city. His photos are in-the-moment shots that trail his audience through a day in Tampa. His aesthetic ranges from skyline silhouettes to the calm of late evening at Curtis Hixon Park.
@tonymophoto illuminates intimate moments with the art and surroundings of Tampa. His feed features high end cars postured to present the ingenuity that goes into their creation. His feed features the brilliant lights that have made Lowry Park's Zoominations such a spectacle. His feed has even brought the Death Star downtown. His eye for photography puts the city in an amber orb and finds a stillness in a city that often struggles to slow down.
*Featured photo by @lisa_paige
There are a myriad of accounts to feature. The one's we've selected are just a small sample of the excelsior images of Tampa. That's why we always turn to @choosetampa. This account discovers the best photos and 'gramers on a daily basis.