The Wrong Side of History…Again

About a year ago, I wrote an opinion piece regarding the Confederate Monument that currently stains the otherwise attractive University of Louisville campus. Now, over 365 days later, the monument is still there, but finally there’s some real discussion of the very real possibility of moving that offensive obelisk. Continue reading “The Wrong Side of History…Again”

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Other Scenes at the Bucket

If you remember, critics derided the assumed nickname of the downtown basketball arena when Yum! Brands assumed the role of title sponsor. How could they not name the arena after KFC? Would there be the same connection to the community if they had called it the Long John Silver’s Yum! Center? Continue reading “Other Scenes at the Bucket”

Is Ashton already three?

Ashton's Third Birthday photo shoot by Tim Girton

Our friend Whitney hired us for our photographic skills to document the third birthday of her son Ashton. And since they’re big University of Louisville Cardinal fans, we went to the Belknap campus to get some of the ambiance of the sports program of 2013. Continue reading “Is Ashton already three?”

Jaxson got his smash cake

Jaxson's First Birthday photoshoot by Tim Girton

While we were photographing Cassie’s senior photos, her friend Whitney saw how we worked and thought it would be fun to have us shoot her son Jaxson’s first birthday pictures. Continue reading “Jaxson got his smash cake”

A senior in Old Louisville

Cassie Vincent senior photos by Tim Girton

Cassie wanted a bit of a different vibe for her senior photos so we went urban on her in Old Louisville for part of her photos. St. James Court is a cool backdrop for life in general, let along senior photos. Tucked in among the mansions of the elite is the famous fountain. Think we shot around that landmark. That would be a yes.

Cassie Vincent senior photos by Tim Girton

We took the chance to go to nearby Central Park, too, with its stage all set up for Shakespeare in the Park. The controversy that went on at the time prevented us from going up to the stage itself, but I thought about it. We put ourselves at the University of Louisville, too. Not because Cassie is a Cardinal fan. In fact, she said she’s a Kentucky fan. But all the red around campus went along with her school colors. You’ll see in the gallery below.

What else happens at Louisville basketball games

Gorgui Dieng and Chane Behanan warming up.
Gorgui Dieng and Chane Behanan warming up.

When you find yourself lucky enough to cover a top 10 NCAA college basketball team, you want to do it right. When you’re an alum of the school, you want to do it even better. That’s the answer I give my family when they ask why I get to the game so early which is typically 90 minutes before tip-off. In that time period, you get to do your homework, pick out the match ups you want to make sure to get shots of and enjoy the stuff going on behind the television cameras. Continue reading “What else happens at Louisville basketball games”

The Louisville basketball Cardinals continue to cruise, Rick Pitino gets number 300

The Louisville Cardinal helps direct the pep band.
The Louisville Cardinal helps direct the pep band.

Last night the University of Louisville basketball Cardinals made another appearance on ESPN’s Big Monday broadcast by taking on old rival Cincinnati. The Cards rolled the team from up I-71 67-51 as they look to go into the Big East tournament. Thankfully, Louisville.com had enabled me to see every home game with my camera. Continue reading “The Louisville basketball Cardinals continue to cruise, Rick Pitino gets number 300”

Louisville basketball in the second half

Here comes Russ.
Here comes Russ.

On Saturday, I found myself inside the KFC Yum! Center for a battle between the University of Louisville Cardinals and the Seton Hall Pirates. And during the game, I tried a different method of covering with the express purpose of filing my story faster and more efficiently I’m not sure it will work for the two home games we have left, but it felt good. Continue reading “Louisville basketball in the second half”

Louisville basketball back on track, This Is Louisville displays a new look

Louisville's Russ Smith keeps a close eye on Lamar Patterson.
Louisville’s Russ Smith keeps a close eye on Lamar Patterson.

Okay, the two subjects in the title don’t have much to do with each other, if anything, but it was a way to work in the fact that the two entities broke out in something new. Continue reading “Louisville basketball back on track, This Is Louisville displays a new look”