Owner and operator Ashley Garrard stands for a portrait at her business A&W Kustom Apparel. Ashley's store front is one of dozens of small businesses located on Main Street.
Ashley spreads plastisol ink across the mesh on her heat press that she calls her “baby.” Plastisol is a viscous ink when heated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. She says the heat is nice during the winter but not during the summer.
With her fiancé William Wells, Ashley prints text onto yellow tape at her store. She has been trying to complete 1,000 prints a day.
Ashley Garrard takes a nap on her great-nephew’s cot at her store, A&W Kustom Apparel.
Ashley works hard at her business A&W Kustom Apparel on Main Street.
Ashley checks her great-nephew Bryant Dumphord’s teeth after he returns home from school having lost a tooth. Ashley calls him “Baby-B.”
Ashley and Bryant visit Happy People’s Coffee Company to get lunch and a latte called “The Ashley.”
Ashley coaches the women’s basketball team at Henry Clay High School in Lexington after a long day at her screen-printing store.
Bryant picks up Ashley’s step-granddaughter Kali Wheeler while playing basketball in the kitchen of their home in Paris.
Ashley’s step-daughter Nautica Myers straightens her hair at the kitchen table.
Bryant works on his math homework as Kali teases him.
Ashley rests on her living room couch while scrolling through social media on her phone after a long day.