December 29, 2022

Tampa photographer Dave Decker shares his favorite photos of 2022

Over the last two years, Tampa photographer Dave Decker has developed an inimitable ability to bring Creative Loafing Tampa Bay readers directly into his world. Whether he's surrounded by the chaos of a right-wing circle jerk (read: anything involving Justice For J6, or Trump), street protests for reproductive rights, or at concerts, community events, Tampa Bay Lightning pep rallies, and in photoshoots, to see the world through Decker's lens is a chance to be embedded in the energy of this region we call home.  Decker—who just opened his studio in historic Ybor City—has handpicked his 50-ish most compelling photos of the year. Have a look below.
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Over the summer, Tampa Convention Center welcomed, with open arms, the 2022 Turning Point Student Action summit where anti-fascist protesters and supporters of former president Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis clashed outside.
Photo by Dave Decker
Over the summer, Tampa Convention Center welcomed, with open arms, the 2022 Turning Point Student Action summit where anti-fascist protesters and supporters of former president Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis clashed outside.
Tampa photographer Dave Decker shares his favorite photos of 2022
Photo by Dave Decker
Decker and CL staff writer Justin Garcia traveled to South Florida to help with mutual aid efforts after Hurricane Ian. While the focus was on getting help to those in most need, Decker found time to bring the scene to CL readers.
Photo by Dave Decker
Decker and CL staff writer Justin Garcia traveled to South Florida to help with mutual aid efforts after Hurricane Ian. While the focus was on getting help to those in most need, Decker found time to bring the scene to CL readers.
A tree is littered with the remains of a mobile home down in Edgewood, Florida after the effects of hurricane Ian.
Photo by Dave Decker
A tree is littered with the remains of a mobile home down in Edgewood, Florida after the effects of hurricane Ian.
Decker is also a studio photographer who takes promo shots like Tampa's Pohgoh, which graced its first-ever CL cover this year in advance of its latest album, 'du und ich.'
Photo by Dave Decker
Decker is also a studio photographer who takes promo shots like Tampa's Pohgoh, which graced its first-ever CL cover this year in advance of its latest album, 'du und ich.'

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