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Miami Nightlife [PHOTO ESSAY]

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The Martinez Brothers

Miami, Florida

Before I became a long-term traveler, I was a nightlife photographer in Miami. Here are some of my favorite nightclub images from around South Beach.

Miami’s nightlife is pretty wild. I spent about 4 years of my life capturing all the glitz & glam on camera every night. It was an incredibly entertaining profession! But eventually you get sick of the late nights, drunken/drug-addled patrons, and a depressing income-to-work ratio.

It was a major reason why I decided to re-evaluate my lifestyle and head out into the unknown on my current travel adventures. But those nightclub photography jobs have certainly provided me with some great memories over the years. Not to mention a few unbelievable & ridiculous stories…

Anyway, in a moment of nostalgia, I wanted to share a few photos from my time working behind the velvet ropes of South Florida’s most popular nightclubs. Enjoy!

Girls Miami Nightlife

Personal Floatation Devices

Bob Sinclar Miami Nightlife

French Producer Bob Sinclar with Friends

Bob Sinclar Miami Nightlife

Perks of the Job

Girls Miami Nightlife

Miami is Full of Beautiful Women

David Guetta & Ricky Martin Miami

Music Icons David Guetta & Ricky Martin

Lamborghini South Beach Miami

South Beach Lamborghini

Go Go Dancers Mansion Miami

Hot Go-Go Dancers

Mansion Nightclub South Beach Miami

Mansion Nightclub South Beach

Napoleon Miami Nightclubs Little Napoleon the Raver
Burlesque South Beach Miami

Naughty Burlesque Show

Steve Aoki & Roman Jones South Beach Miami

DJ Steve Aoki & Nightclub Mogul Roman Jones

Busta Rhymes Miami Nightclub

Hip-Hop Legend Busta Rhymes

Pamela Wasabi South Beach Miami

Fashion Designer Pamela Wasabi

Body Paint Miami Nightlife

Body Painted Bartenders

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I hope you enjoyed my Miami nightlife photo essay! Here are a few more wanderlust-inducing articles that I recommend you read next:

9 to 5 Voyager

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Those are awesome! Which clubs in particular did you shoot at?

Alexa

Sunday 4th of October 2015

Hey! I saw your photos and they are amazing! I am new to Miami but I've been doing nightlife photography for a while back home in Mexico. Do you have any tips on how to get gigs in here?

Thank you and keep up the traveling and photos!! :D

Will Stephenson

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

Hey Matt, have you done any nightlife photography since you have been travelling? Would love to give this a shot while working in Europe.

Cheers, Will.

Sam D

Thursday 27th of June 2013

WOW! that is definitely a cool party!! We dont have anything like that in Australia :( Might have to go to Miami!!!

Stuart Edwards @ Am I Nearly There Yet?

Friday 29th of March 2013

Ha! With all the amazing pictures there, from Busta Rhymes, David Guetta, to naked UV paint covered women - It's Napoleon the neon light spinning dwarf that ticks all my boxes!

Matthew Karsten

Friday 29th of March 2013

haha. I'd have to say he's my favorite too Stuart! :) Miami is a crazy place sometimes.

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