About Todd Bates

A Florida native with a passion for photography and design, Todd has years of experience in both fields. He has worn the hat of photographer, designer and creative director... and thinks like all three. He was the Creative Director at Creative Loafing newspaper in Tampa for almost 10 years and did a lot of the special issue shooting there as well. 

Specializing in portraiture, editorial and product photography, Todd is available for photo assignments, in-studio (at Orange Box Studio) or on-location, in central Florida (and beyond). Please email with a description of your needs, and we'll get an estimate out to you as soon as possible.

Todd founded Carousel: The Project Project in 2013. The goal of these events is to strengthen the photography community in the Tampa Bay area. Read more here and here.

Proud member/supporter of the following organizations:

• St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

• Warehouse Arts District


• Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg

• The Contemporaries (Steering Committee)

• St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club



Email: todd@toddbatescreative.com

Phone: 206.225.4993