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Miami Nightlife [PHOTO ESSAY]

Martinez Brothers DJ Miami

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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