Blog

Friday, August 28, 2015

Indiana University Welcome Week

Elisa Krebs

Elisa Krebs, a First Year Experiences student staffer, shares a smile during Traditions and Spirit of IU on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Memorial Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Jack Wolfe

Jack Wolfe, a freshman from Minnesota, dances during the “Herman B House Party,” part of IU Bloomington’s Welcome Week programs, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Herman B Wells Library. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Categories: Features | Tags: , | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Honey bees at Indiana University

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity take photos for an IU Communications project looking at a group of Indiana University students, faculty and Bloomington community members who have dedicated themselves to fighting the ongoing demise of honey bees. To shoot this project, I had to get out of my comfort zone and confront a personal fear: I’m terrified of bees. This undoubtedly comes from being stung a few times as a small child. After a few shoots near hives, I tackled my fear and learned a lot about bees and the important work they do for nature in the process. For the past decade, “colony collapse disorder” has plagued bees and puzzled beekeepers who are unable to yet pinpoint a cause for this phenomenon of dying bee colonies. Here in Indiana last year, the total colony loss was 49 percent. For more on how the IU community is researching the plight of the honey bee, I recommend reading Keepers of the bees.

Ellie Symes

Ellie Symes, founder and president of the Beekeeping Club at IU, inspects a frame from one of the club’s honey bee hives on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Beekeeping

Wyatt Wells, a senior studying Sport Marketing and Management, holds a frame from a Beekeeping Club at IU honey bee hive on Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Categories: Features | Tags: , | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Indiana University Bloomington move-in day

Stephanie Henderson, Jane Henderson

Stephanie Henderson, a freshman from Pittsburgh, carries a rug up a stairwell with the help of her mother, Jane, at Spruce Hall during Indiana University Bloomington move-in day on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Michael A. McRobbie, Jared Wagner

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie shares a laugh as he tours a floor of Spruce Hall with Jared Wagner, a resident assistant at the dorm, during Indiana University Bloomington move-in day on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Categories: News | Tags: , , | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Food photography for a new ‘client’

For the last few months, I have been doing food photography work for a new client: my wife. Earlier this year, Barbara restarted her former food and lifestyle blog, The Broadcasting Baker. I have never considered myself a great food photographer, but shooting for Barbara’s blog as given me the opportunity to practice plating and composing various dishes. Practice makes perfect, but I have a long way to go before my food photography skills are as good as Barbara’s cooking/baking skills.

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta

Pork Shoulder Tacos

Categories: Food & Drink | Tags: | Comments (0)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Cruise on Land Summer Party

Annual Cruise on Land Summer Party

Party goers watch a synchronized fireworks show in a backyard during the Annual Cruise on Land Summer Party on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Bendovah Plenti

Bendovah Plenti performs in a MADONNARAMA during the Annual Cruise on Land Summer Party on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Categories: Events | Comments (0)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer at Indiana University

This summer has been a new experience for me. As a student, I never experienced a full summer in Bloomington. Now, as a townie, I’ve gotten the chance to see Bloomington and the Indiana University campus in all its blooming, laid-back glory. In a few weeks, that’ll all change when students start arriving en masse, but I’ve enjoyed the summer thus far. My photoshoots at IU have decreased considerably the last couple months, but it’s a welcome change of pace after the graduation season in May. Here are a few favorites from my daily work on assignment for Indiana University Communications:

Summer at Indiana University

Incoming freshmen experience the Light Totem outside of the IU Art Museum during a night tour of the IU Bloomington campus as part of New Student Orientation on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Summer at Indiana University

Michelle Long, center, an Orientation leader, reacts as students from opposing teams face off in a game of rock-paper-scissors during New Student Orientation on Monday, July 6, 2015, near Woodburn Hall. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Categories: Events, Features, News, Portraits | Tags: , , | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kiwanis Circle the City with Service

I had the opportunity last week to photograph Circle K International’s “Circle the City with Service” project in Indianapolis as part of the Kiwanis International convention in Indianapolis. The project spanned several blocks on Indy’s west side and I spent the day bouncing around from project site to project site photographing the college students in action for the Kiwanis Magazine.

Amber Huang

Amber Huang digs up weeds along a curb in the Hawthorne neighborhood during “Circle the City with Service,” the Kiwanis Circle K International’s 2015 Large Scale Service Project, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

Samantha Zent

Samantha Zent paints on the roof during “Circle the City with Service,” the Kiwanis Circle K International’s 2015 Large Scale Service Project, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Friendship Westside Center for Excellence in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

Categories: News | Tags: | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Indiana University commencements

Earlier this month, I photographed six Indiana University commencement ceremonies in a five-day span. For me, these graduations are the most important IU shoots I will have all year. While these photos may be used on social media, marketing materials and websites in the short-term, I approach the graduations as a chance to document the long-term history of the university. It was a whirlwind of a week, but a lot of fun to have the opportunity to make pictures at various IU campuses around the state. Here is a selection of my favorite moments from the ceremonies I photographed:

Indiana University Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement

IU Kokomo Commencement

Categories: News | Tags: , , , | Comments (0)

Monday, May 18, 2015

USA Diving’s World Championship Trials

USA Diving's World Championship Trials

Former Indiana diver Amy Cozad, an Indianapolis native, hugs former IU diving coach Jeff Huber after Cozad placed first in the 10-meter platform during USA Diving’s World Championship Trials on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Indiana University’s Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. (James Brosher / For The Star)

USA Diving's World Championship Trials

Former Purdue diver David Boudia, of Noblesville, Ind., competes in the men’s 10-meter platform finals during USA Diving’s World Championship Trials on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Indiana University’s Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. Boudia finished first. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Categories: Sports | Tags: , | Comments (0)