About Jeff

20111125-0463 My fascination with photography began as a hobby in high school and continues as my full-time profession today. Travel, music and culinary photography are my favorite subjects, although I’ll shoot nearly anything except weddings. Weddings scare me.

I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled through much of the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, France, England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. I’ve also had the privilege to work with some extraordinary people like Al Pacino, Jay Leno, Richard Dreyfuss, Caroline Kole and Charlie Daniels. I really enjoy photography and hope to continue shooting for a long time to come.


Jeff & Al Pacino

Jeff & Al Pacino

Experience

  • The Angelus (Charity), Hudson, Fl – Official Event Photographer
  • The Annual Charlie Daniels Celebrity Golf Tournament, Tampa, Fl – Official Event Photographer
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fl – House Photographer
  • The Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, Fl – House Photographer
  • The Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Fl – House Photographer
  • Boulder County Conspiracy (Rock) – Tour Photographer
  • Firefall (Rock) – Tour Photographer
  • Dave Muse (Jazz), Tour Photographer
  • Tonal Alchemy (Jazz) – Tour Photographer
  • Splash News & Picture Agency, Miami Bureau – Contributing Photographer
  • AllAccessTampa.com – Senior Photographer
  • Creative Loafing Magazine, Tampa, Fl – Contributing Photographer & Writer
  • Metromix, Tampa, Fl – Contributing Photographer & Writer

Jeff & Jeff Beck

Jeff & Jeff Beck

Publications and websites that have featured my work

  • USA Today Travel
  • Allegiant Airlines Sunseeker Magazine
  • Music television channel VH1
  • Venues Today
  • Pollstar.com
  • Creative Loafing Magazine
  • Tampa Bay Magazine
  • Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine
  • CNN iReports
  • Relix Magazine
  • Metromix.com
  • Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times)
  • tbt.com
  • Dunedin Beacon Newspaper
  • Tampa Bay Newspapers
  • Dunedin Highlander Newspaper
  • Go FAR Magazine
  • Examiner.com
  • Travels.com
  • All Access Tampa.com

Jeff & Leann Rimes

Jeff & Leann Rimes

Jeff with Charlie & Hazel Daniels

Jeff with Charlie & Hazel Daniels

Just a few of the artists and bands I’ve worked with/for

  • Actor Al Pacino
  • Rock icons The Moody Blues
  • Comedian & former Tonight Show host Jay Leno
  • Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues)
  • Pop star Selena Gomez
  • County Star Leann Rimes
  • American Idol finalist Daughtry
  • Colorado Hall of Fame band Firefall
  • Classic rock band Boulder County Conspiracy
  • County singer Sara Evans
  • Comedian Jenny McCarthy
  • Rock band Shinedown
  • County legend Charlie Daniels
  • Rock band Three Days Grace
  • Blues singer John Lee Hooker, Jr.
  • Rock Band Night Ranger
  • Rock band 7 Day Binge
  • David Muse of Firefall
  • Jazz-Fusion Band Tonal Alchemy
  • Sony/ATV Recording Artist Caroline Kole

Jeff & Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Jeff & Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Some nice things people have said about my work:

Nancy Dietrich, Director of Special Events, Ruth Eckerd Hall “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Jeff the last three years at Ruth Eckerd Hall. He is always reliable, flexible and captures great shots! He is definitely one of our favorite “go to” photographers.”

Caroline Kole, Country Artist, Sony / ATV “Jeff O’Kelley takes awesome pics! He has photographed me at many of my live concerts, and I always pick them among my favorites from each event. He has style! He has a great eye! He has unlimited ideas! I always look forward to what he captures!”

John Lee Hooker, Jr., Blues Musician “Thanks Jeff…..great work…You’re the real deal professional…..see you next time…..thanks…jlee”

Tammy Williams, The Angelus “Jeff is the official photographer for all special events at The Angelus, which includes the Charlie Daniels Celebrity Golf Classic & Angelus Country Concert; which is a very busy 3 day event. Jeff is always right where he needs to be to get the perfect shot. We would never dream of using another photographer and would recommend him to absolutely anyone and everyone!”

Colleen Hart, Singer/Songwriter “Jeff’s work reflects a true passion for art and music. His photographs are poignant, his writing is relevant, and his professionalism is reliable.”

Rick Boucher, Betty’s Not a Vitamin “Jeff is a fantastic photographer and gets the shots you want. A great rock-n-roll eye. A total professional.”

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