Tampa Bay Times photos by: Octavio Jones

Octavio Jones began his career freelancing at two weekly newspapers, Que Pasa Noticias (News) and the Triangle Tribune in the Raleigh-Durham area while working full-time as a Human Resources Specialist. Prior to arriving at the Tampa Bay Times he held internships at the The Herald Sun, The Florida Times-Union and was a staff photojournalist at The Fayetteville Observer.

Luis Blanco-Reyes, 41, a father of six who resided in Plant City with his family of seven and an undocumented immigrant is held in detainment at the Krome Detention Center in Miami, Florida pending deportation back to Veracruz, Mexico on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Luis Blanco-Reyes, 41, a father of six who resided in Plant City with his family of seven and an undocumented immigrant is held in detainment at the Krome Detention Center in Miami, Florida pending deportation back to Veracruz, Mexico on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Teams in the Belmont Heights Little League are dedicating the season to wearing Negro League team jerseys which they debuted during the opening ceremony held at the Belmont Heights Little League Baseball Complex on 2101 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tampa on Friday, March 16, 2018.
Teams in the Belmont Heights Little League are dedicating the season to wearing Negro League team jerseys which they debuted during the opening ceremony held at the Belmont Heights Little League Baseball Complex on 2101 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tampa on Friday, March 16, 2018.
Alejandro Gamez 24, of Tampa place strips of palm fronds on freshly made dough to give it a distinct flavor while baking in the oven at La Segunda Bakery located on 2512 N 15th Street in Tampa, Florida on Monday, March 20, 2018.
Alejandro Gamez 24, of Tampa place strips of palm fronds on freshly made dough to give it a distinct flavor while baking in the oven at La Segunda Bakery located on 2512 N 15th Street in Tampa, Florida on Monday, March 20, 2018. "Having a heart condition prevented me from joining the military, but that's when I discovered the art of baking," said Gamez.
Trikey Cannon, 10, left, who plays the quads drums sings cadences with her band mates before performing at the community fair in the Rainbow Heights neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Trikey Cannon, 10, left, who plays the quads drums sings cadences with her band mates before performing at the community fair in the Rainbow Heights neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Kasey Fraize, injects testosterone cypionate into his right thigh muscle that he gets from a physician at Planned Parenthood. Fraize, of New Port Richey, identifies as a transgender man is a graduate of River Ridge High School started hormone therapy through Planned Parenthood in Fort Myers, where he now lives and studies at Florida Gulf Coast University on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
Kasey Fraize, injects testosterone cypionate into his right thigh muscle that he gets from a physician at Planned Parenthood. Fraize, of New Port Richey, identifies as a transgender man is a graduate of River Ridge High School started hormone therapy through Planned Parenthood in Fort Myers, where he now lives and studies at Florida Gulf Coast University on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
Pallbearers lead the procession along with the casket containing the body of Markeis McGlockton during funeral services at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Largo. State prosecutors charged Michael Drejka with manslaughter in the wake of the shooting of Markeis McGlockton which has reignited a debate over Floridas stand your ground law.
Pallbearers lead the procession along with the casket containing the body of Markeis McGlockton during funeral services at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Largo. State prosecutors charged Michael Drejka with manslaughter in the wake of the shooting of Markeis McGlockton which has reignited a debate over Floridas stand your ground law.
Sickles band director Keith Griffis prepares the marching band for the halftime performance for the Friday night football game against Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Griffis wife Amanda Griffis is the band director for Chamberlain High School.
Sickles band director Keith Griffis prepares the marching band for the halftime performance for the Friday night football game against Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Griffis wife Amanda Griffis is the band director for Chamberlain High School.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) runs the ball while tackled by South Florida Bulls linebacker Nico Sawtelle (54) during the first half of the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) runs the ball while tackled by South Florida Bulls linebacker Nico Sawtelle (54) during the first half of the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum speaks on the Downtown Rotary Pavilion stage during the Women for Gillum Rally at Waters Works Park in downtown Tampa, Florida on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum speaks on the Downtown Rotary Pavilion stage during the Women for Gillum Rally at Waters Works Park in downtown Tampa, Florida on Friday, October 19, 2018.
JAMES BORCHUCK | Times Octavio Jones a Tampa Bay Times staff photo journalist.
JAMES BORCHUCK | Times Octavio Jones a Tampa Bay Times staff photo journalist.