Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota

More than a month belated, I am now working through images I captured during a road trip my wife and I took to South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado to kick off our summer. The first leg of our journey included a couple days in Custer, South Dakota. During our time there we visited Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Custer State Park

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

A new view of the old fieldhouse at Indiana University

Last week, I did a few short drone flights in the evening for an IU Communications project. While I was out and the evening light was nice, I decided to get a few quick shots of this limestone trident on the side of the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC), the former home to the Indiana Men’s Basketball team. One of the coolest parts about drone photography is being able to see and capture things from angles otherwise not possible.

Indiana University Bloomington Summer Campus Scenics

A limestone trident adorns the side of the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) during a summer day on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. From 1928 to 1960, this gym – formerly known as The Fieldhouse – was home to the Indiana Men’s Basketball team. The Hoosiers compiled a 234-74 record in the building. On Feb. 29, 1960 the last game played in the building for a crowd of 10,556 was a 99-83 victory against eventual national champions Ohio State, the Buckeyes only conference loss that season. In the building with the Buckeyes that night: a 6-4 forward from Orrville, Ohio, Robert Knight. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

‘Obamacare’ protection of pre-existing conditions

Last month I spent some time one afternoon photographing Debbie and Phil Carter at their farm in rural Vigo County, Indiana not far from Terre Haute for The New York Times. The article told the story of some people who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act’s regulations in regards to pre-existing conditions. Thanks to health care changes made under the ACA – also known as “Obamacare” – Debbie received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with a bile duct disease. Because of rain, the Carters were working in their barn for most of the time I was with them. After I finished shooting, I chatted with them for close to an hour. I grew up in a rural farming community in Indiana, but I hadn’t photographed on a farm in several years. It was a nice change of pace to get out in the country away from Bloomington and Indianapolis for a shoot.

Debbie Carter

Stymied by a rainy day during planting season, Debbie Carter looks for a filter as her husband Phil, not pictured, performs maintenance on one of the couple’s farm tractors on Monday, May 1, 2017, in rural Vigo County, Ind. Debbie Carter received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with a bile duct disease thanks in part to changes made under the Affordable Care Act. “We would have lost the farm,” she said. (James Brosher for The New York Times)

Debbie Carter, Phil Carter

Debbie and Phil Carter stand in a field of butterweed on Monday, May 1, 2017, on their farm in rural Vigo County, Ind. (James Brosher for The New York Times)

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Stars of HGTV’s ‘Good Bones’

This is a quick portrait I shot recently of the mother-daughter duo – and Indiana University alumnae – who star in HGTV’s, “Good Bones”, a home renovation show filmed in Indianapolis’ resurgent Fountain Square neighborhood.

Mina Starsiak Hawk, Karen E Laine

Mina Starsiak Hawk, left, and Karen E Laine pose for a photo on the porch of their office in Indianapolis on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The mother-daughter team are the stars of HGTV’s “Good Bones” where they rehab homes in Indianapolis’ Fountain Square neighborhood. Starsiak Hawk is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and Laine is a graduate of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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