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EP 5 – SNAPSHOT with Cassy Athena (Photographer)

podcast July 10, 2019 1

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Welcome to the LightHarted Podcast with Rising NBA Star Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans) & Rising Business Mogul Matt Hillman (Cut + Sew). To start these two long time best friends discuss: Which guests Josh wants to have on the podcast in New Orleans, the trade finally being official, getting to wear #3 & why Josh chooses that number, getting to see and meet his new Pelicans teammates at Las Vegas Summer League & watching the rookies play, an earthquake happening during the game, rocking a 1 of 1 LightHarted T-Shirt court side,  a tease of our amazing next episode & more! Then it’s an honor and a privilege to have Your Favorite NBA Player’s Favorite Photographer Cassy Athena on the podcast to discuss: How she got into being a photographer, what she wanted to be when she grew up & studied in college, Starting her career in The Drew League, finding her passion & inventing a career, being beloved by NBA Stars, Shooting lifestyle photography for players off the court & building their brands, family support, following Steph Curry & his family at the 2016 NBA All Star Game in Toronto for Under Armour, being diagnosed with a brain tumor as a 21 Year Old Junior in College, playing basketball in High School, her non-stop schedule, players reaching out for pictures, the Russell Westbrook picture that helped put her on the map, meeting Cassy for the first time (and thinking Cassy Athena was multiple people in a company), building relationships with players & maintaining relationships, shooting during the lockout & starting off with Brandon Jennings, being a female in a predominantly male industry, jealously in NBA Photography, the Cassy Athena watermark, her creating the Nick Young ??? meme, how social media shaped her business, the growth of High School & AAU basketball, the future of Cassy Athena, her Summer schedule, The LightHarted 10 & more. This episode is not to be missed!

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