Papa John’s – Website Relaunch

John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, gets a hand from his 12 year-old son, Beau, in placing his first-ever online order to help mark the rollout of the company’s revamped website. Papa John’s was the first pizza company to introduce online ordering in 2001 at www.papajohns.com and the brand has since transacted more than $2 billion in online sales. Schnatter started the business in the broom closet of his father’s tavern 26 years ago and the company has grown to be the world’s third largest pizza chain. Until last week, he had never ordered a pizza online. Schnatter’s order, made from his home in Louisville, Ky., can be watched on www.facebook.com/papajohns.
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Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens

Shot for Yum! Brands for submission to the Associated Press:

Greg Roberts, president of the Muhammad Ali Center, along with Yum! Brands Foundation, present an apple tree to John F. Kennedy Elementary School Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in Louisville, Ky., with Lonnie and Muhammad Ali as they partner to celebrate the launch of Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens globally on United Nations International Day of Peace to teach children multicultural respect and nutrition through gardens. The Muhammad Ali Center and Yum! Brands Foundation partnered to launch the initiative and Yum! Brands Foundation is underwriting the initiative as an extension of its World Hunger Relief effort. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Greg Roberts, president of the Muhammad Ali Center, along with Yum! Brands Foundation, present an apple tree to John F. Kennedy Elementary School Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in Louisville, Ky., with Lonnie and Muhammad Ali as they partner to celebrate the launch of Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens globally on United Nations International Day of Peace to teach children multicultural respect and nutrition through gardens. The Muhammad Ali Center and Yum! Brands Foundation partnered to launch the initiative and Yum! Brands Foundation is underwriting the initiative as an extension of its World Hunger Relief effort. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Bella Hobson, 8, a third-grade student at John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary School, sits next to Muhammad Ali Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in Louisville, Ky., as Ali and his wife Lonnie joined nearly 600 school children at Kennedy Elementary to celebrate the launch of Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens globally on United Nations International Day of Peace to teach children multicultural respect and nutrition through gardens. The Muhammad Ali Center and Yum! Brands Foundation partnered to launch the initiative and Yum!Brands Foundation is underwriting the initiative as an extension of its World Hunger Relief effort. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Bella Hobson, 8, a third-grade student at John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary School, sits next to Muhammad Ali Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in Louisville, Ky., as Ali and his wife Lonnie joined nearly 600 school children at Kennedy Elementary to celebrate the launch of Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens globally on United Nations International Day of Peace to teach children multicultural respect and nutrition through gardens. The Muhammad Ali Center and Yum! Brands Foundation partnered to launch the initiative and Yum!Brands Foundation is underwriting the initiative as an extension of its World Hunger Relief effort. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Some 600 students at John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary School form a peace sign behind their school Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in Louisville, Ky., as The Muhammad Ali Center and Yum! Brands Foundation partner to launch Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens globally today to teach children multicultural respect and nutrition through gardens. Global humanitarian and sports icon, Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie, joined the nearly 600 school children at John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary School to celebrate the launch on United Nations International Day of Peace. Yum!Brands Foundation is underwriting the initiative as an extension of its World Hunger Relief effort. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Some 600 students at John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary School form a peace sign behind their school Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in Louisville, Ky., as The Muhammad Ali Center and Yum! Brands Foundation partner to launch Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens globally today to teach children multicultural respect and nutrition through gardens. Global humanitarian and sports icon, Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie, joined the nearly 600 school children at John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary School to celebrate the launch on United Nations International Day of Peace. Yum!Brands Foundation is underwriting the initiative as an extension of its World Hunger Relief effort. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

Derby 2010

I found my photo used in a gallery of Derby photos on Boston.com’s Big Shots:

May 4, 2010

2010 Kentucky Derby

Mint juleps and mud marked the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. A wet weekend in Louisville didn’t stop the Derby hats from coming out, and it didn’t stop Super Saver either. Jockey Calvin Borel again rode the victor, his third win out of the last four races. ( 17 photos total)

Fans react to a race before the Derby. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

Past Graduations

A recollection of past graduations as I send off a quote to shoot one at a very cool school…

This is from my 1999 portfolio, titled Salem Graduate, 1999. That’s all I know right off, without digging through boxes of film for a caption sheet from way back then when I was doing these for The Courier–Journal Neighborhoods section, or in this case, The Indiana Weekly. Pre-digital, pre-metadata.

Hooley in The Highlands

Many thanks to the Hibernians for throwing a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day Parade! This was a favorite photo – Theresa Henken was dressed as a bearded St. Patrick and giving blessing cards to parade watchers along the way. She’d get behind and then have to run to catch up with her float! I followed her through the end at Mid-City Mall until she was swept up and rode away on the float. Then I discovered the beginning of the parade route… Check out the full gallery of photos from the parade here: Hibernian Pride

Hooley in The Highlands
Theresa Henken as St. Patrick runs to catch up to her float.

The KFC Colonel at American Idol

Captured for KFC:

This handout photo from KFC shows Colonel Bob Thompson, center, a Col. Sanders look-alike and spokesperson for KFC from Lawrenceburg, Ky., as he greets the camera at the opening of the second American Idol auditions Monday, July 21, 2008 in front of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Col. Bob, in the crowd to promote KFC by asking Idol hopefuls to do a chicken dance, was asked by the producer to introduce the Louisville audition.