Behind the Cover March 2022

J. Edward Brown, Douglas Riddle and Stephen Lewis.

2022 Speed Ball Co-Chairs


Publisher & Stylist Janice Carter Levitch Humphrey
Cover Photographer J. Edward Brown
Photos by Kathryn Harrington
Editor in Chief & Set Assistant Alex Hepfinger
Speed Ball Co-Chairs Douglas Riddle, Stephen Lewis, Brookes & Greg Pope
Hair Stylist Leslie Dale
Makeup Artists Joanne Wolf & Sloan Winters
Tulips from Petals Louisville


In the midst of the typical whirlwind of deadlines, one of my most creative moments occurs when we are on location setting up for the cover photoshoot. This cover was inspired by the Vanity Fair Hollywood covers that the renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz captures time after time. Our models just happen to be four of the six co-chairs for the Speed Ball 2022. The Speed Ball is held at the Speed Art Museum as their annual fundraiser. This year I was invited to join the planning committee and it has been a joy getting to know the other committee members that volunteer their time to make organizing this gala look effortless. 

Stephen Lewis and Douglas Riddle.

When I began planning the shoot, I knew there was only one photographer I wanted to work with to achieve the look we needed, my good friend and well-known photographer Ed Brown. So I gave him a call, luckily he was available and we began discussing the details. We got things in motion from wardrobe to styling the hair and planning a bucket of champagne at the ready. 

Joanne Wolf, Douglas Riddle, Stephen Lewis and Leslie Dale.

The blue and white porcelain tulipiers flanking the fireplace were provided by Douglas Riddle from Bittners. The gorgeous tangerine tulips were delivered by Petals at Digs in Chenoweth Square. Jeff Wallitsch and Nique Freese, Petals business partners, were a delight to work with. Our very own staff photographer Kathryn Harrington was on the set, photographing all the images for this feature. Hair and Makeup were provided by the very talented Joanne Wolf and Leslie Dale. 

Leslie Dale and Joanne Wolf.

The photoshoot took place in the Renaissance room at the Speed Museum, which was a perfect setting. The dark chocolate brown wood paneling set the mood for the background. The magic happened once we got the co-chairs, Douglas Riddle, Stephen Lewis, Brookes and Greg Pope, dressed and ready to go! See for yourself, the cover is absolutely stunningly chic. 


Janice Carter Levitch Humphrey

Stephen Lewis, Douglas Riddle, Brookes and Greg Pope.

James Douglas.

Joanne Wolf, Stephen Lewis, Douglas Riddle,
Brookes and Greg Pope.

Joanne Wolf and Brookes Pope.