WKU Greek Week


Wednesday Night

Sprawled on the ground a hundred yards from his home Nick Gilyard hoped he wasn’t going to die like this.
    It was a Wednesday night like any other and Gilyard was walking back to his apartment along Kentucky Street when a black SUV approached with a passenger hanging out the window. As it passes he yells, “You stupid fucking nigger!”
    Unsure of what was coming next, Gilyard dropped to the ground and felt a cup of ice land on him and scatter across the ground.
    The SUV continued on and Gilyard remained on the ground unsure of what was coming next and praying this was as far as the assailants would take it.

Check out the full story over on the Herald's website HERE.


The Big Apple

I spent a few days in New York City last weekend attending the New York Times Lens Blog portfolio review. It was a great time exploring the city while seeing old friends and making some new ones. Here's a few frames I made while walking the streets and trying not to get lost.

Graffiti Collage


The Big Apple: Instadition

Aside from being my lifeline and subway cheat sheet in New York my phone played camera much of the time as well. Here are a few of my favorites.


Learning Doesn't Stop

Meet Frank Beauchamp.

Frank is a stellar fiddle player from Glasgow, KY whom I met at a jam session in Horse Cave, KY. Having played the fiddle nearly his whole life, Frank uses the instrument in the classroom as a well.

Learning Doesn't Stop from Brian Powers on Vimeo.


Deep Roots

Here is a little video I did on local wood artist Mark Whitley.

Deep Roots from Brian Powers on Vimeo.

Mark does some amazing work, I would highly recommend checking out his website to see some of it: http://mwhitley.com/


Mr. Cutie Pi

The Alpha Delta Pi sorority hosted its third annual "Mr. Cutie Pi" pagent on campus earlier this week to see who loved ADPi and WKU the most.
Contestants donned swimwear, formal-wear and nerdwear all in the name of charity, raising money for Ronald Mcdonald house.


Holi Festival

Last weekend I covered Holi festival celebrations held on WKU's campus.

The spring festival of Holi, also known as the festival of colors and the festival of love, is a Hindu tradition celebrating the arrival of spring.

The WKU Indian Student Association hosted the event for the first time on campus to a small but playful crowd that dowsed each other in the colored powder and water.

Thanks to some protection normally reserved for rainy weather my camera ended the day the same color it began but my clothes were not so lucky...


Unofficial St. Patricks Day in Chicago

Spent last weekend in Chicago photographing Unofficial St. Patrick's day in the wrigleyville neighborhood for the good folks at Booth 25 events. Here are a few of my favorites, enjoy!


Fight Night

It was Greek fight night in Bowling Green last weekend as boxers from WKU's Greek community came together to battle between the ropes for charity. Access to the ring was restricted so I spent some time wandering through the crowd, photographing the onlookers.


FGCU vs. Lipscomb for the Naples Daily News

Florida Gulf Coast University, better known as Dunk City, came up to Nashville yesterday to take on Lipscomb University.
Despite their better record, FGCU fell 93-71.


School on Her Terms

Barbara Morrow is a non-traditional student from Bowling Green who is back at WKU to finish her nursing degree now that her kids are getting older.
I tagged along with Barbara as she went through a morning of clinical work with nurses at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.