Many thanks to Keith Stone, managing editor at LEO Weekly, for asking me to shoot this and get quotes and write a copy block. He positioned the story well with a tweak to the lede that made it a warm-up to President Trump’s upcoming visit. Glad to also have my photos run online and for the online teaser inside the next issue. See the story and photos in the LEO Weekly March 15, 2017 issue.
Shot for TOPS Louisville:
NAWBO Kentucky presents the 2017 EPIC Awards Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center in Louisville, Ky., as they celebrate their 23rd anniversary of honoring the Woman Business Owner of the Year with this prestigious award.
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Wooded hiking trail in Iroquois Park hosts pumpkin art display
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY BRIAN BOHANNON
SPECIAL TO COURIER-JOURNAL, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
The annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular opened at dusk on Thursday in Iroquois Park, where visitors toured the artistically carved, illuminated pumpkins on display along a quarter- mile hiking trail in the woods near the Iroquois Amphitheater.
This year’s theme, “America The Beautiful,” is set to music in scenes dedicated to states and current events.
Erika Nelson, community relations administrator with Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, said with 3,528 visitors, Thursday could be the best opening night to date.
The Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular runs through Nov. 6, and is open from dusk until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from dusk until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Tickets range from $9 to $15, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation, which raises money for Metro Parks projects.
Fore more information, check out www.jackolanternlouisville.com or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com.
Beautiful food, as plated by chef Scott Darnell
A restaurant review food shoot for The Courier-Journal at Somewhere restaurant at 1135 Bardstown Road, next to Nowhere bar.
Many thanks to manager Taylor Hart for hanging with me through the shoot and to Scott Darnell, executive chef, for his artful styling of the plates coming out of the kitchen!
See the story by restaurant critic Nancy Miller, special to The Courier-Journal, ‘Somewhere chef has bettered perfect’ online Wednesday, Aug. 3, and in the Aug. 4, 2016 print edition.
A gallery of all photos submitted can be seen here: Simple isn’t boring at Somewhere Louisville
Check out Somewhere Louisville restaurant online: Somewhere Louisville
AMERICAN FOOTBALL WITHOUT BARRIERS CAMP AT U OF L
I photographed the American Football Without Barriers Camp at U of L Saturday for the Sunday, June 26, 2016 edition of The Courier-Journal. Many thanks to Kasey Mathes, our UL media contact for feeding me names! She was awesome to have near.
It was hot in the midday sun beaming down on Papa John’s Stadium. But the former UL football players/current NFL players were cool as could be running practice drills for the city’s future football greats, and the kids were sweating hard and loving it. So were Angela Shoemaker, shooting video, and I, as we worked the scene. Mopping my brow between periods of shooting, I’d find Angela taking refuge in the shade. Time to join her, and give her hell for taking a break. This was supposed to be held in the Trager Indoor Center, but it had AC issues, and the kids could say they played on the stadium field.
In the midst of all the group drills, one student was getting one-on-one attention from one of the camp co-founders, ex-Card and current NFL player Gary Barnidge. Barnidge led the kid through at least four different drills down in a corner of the field. I got the student’s name, Donovan Pleasant, 13, an eighth-grader at Ramsey Middle School, after the first one and kept looking back to find them doing something else. At the end of their time together, I captured them doing a fist bump.
I caught Barnidge walking across the field and asked, “How did that kid end up with a personal session with you?” He looked off smiling and said, “Yeah, I should send him a bill for $4000,” and went on to explain that he wasn’t paired with any other players, so he had nothing else to do. “The kid asked me, so I worked with him.”
I found Donovan Pleasant again before their lunch break as I was leaving. I told him how awesome that was – he worked out with an NFL player! I pointed out that he had asked for what he wanted and got it, and to remember to always do so in the future. How could he forget?
See the whole gallery of images in my archive: Cards Give Back – American Football Without Barriers Camp