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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Wet plate collodion workshop

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do a two-day wet plate collodion workshop with the great Dale Bernstein here in Bloomington at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. I have always been curious about the process and came into it without really any prior experience. My background was much different than the other folks in the workshop. I walked away with a great respect for everyone who is able to create beautiful images using this process. It’s incredibly hard. Really hard. I made a few images (poorly), but really loved the deliberate thought process that goes into creating each image. It’s something that can easily be lost today with digital cameras. I’d love to give it another shot again soon although it might be hard to convince my wife to keep potassium cyanide around the house with a newborn.

A bouquet of flowers is pictured during a Wet Plate Collodion Workshop at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts in Bloomington, Indiana on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)
James Brosher is pictured in a self-portrait during a Wet Plate Collodion Workshop at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts in Bloomington, Indiana on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Michigan Women’s Cross Country at Pre-Nationals

Michigan’s Alice Hill (464) and Emma Sloan (470) race to the finish line during the Indiana State Pre-National Cross Country Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan’s Alice Hill (464) and Emma Sloan (470) race to the finish line during the Indiana State Pre-National Cross Country Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan Head Coach Mike McGuire speaks with runners before the Indiana State Pre-National Cross Country Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan Head Coach Mike McGuire speaks with runners before the Indiana State Pre-National Cross Country Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Indiana University First Thursdays Festival

People enjoy a beautiful evening during the First Thursdays Festival on the Arts Plaza at IU Bloomington on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)

People enjoy a beautiful evening during the First Thursdays Festival on the Arts Plaza at IU Bloomington on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)

A student writes a message on the pavement using sidewalk chalk during the First Thursdays Festival on the Arts Plaza at IU Bloomington on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)

A student writes a message on the pavement using sidewalk chalk during the First Thursdays Festival on the Arts Plaza at IU Bloomington on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Indiana University Welcome Week

Bill Nitschke performs with the Division BMX Stunt Team during Bikes and Burgers at IU Bloomington on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)

Bill Nitschke performs with the Division BMX Stunt Team during Bikes and Burgers at IU Bloomington on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)

Indiana University Orientation Team member Kindjal Yu pumps up the crowd during the Traditions and Spirit of IU at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)

Indiana University Orientation Team member Kindjal Yu pumps up the crowd during the Traditions and Spirit of IU at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

11th USA International Harp Competition

Last month I photographed the 11th USA International Harp Competition at Indiana University in Bloomington. I’ve been a big skeptic of the mirrorless camera craze. But after a few days of this competition I finally understood one of the greatest upsides to mirrorless: silence. Midway through the competition, I rented a Canon EOS R. I was blown away by this incredible camera. It allowed me to remain completely silent yet capture a variety of images of the harpists in action. When the world’s greatest young harpists are competing all-out for a $55,000 harp (and other prizes), I didn’t want to be the distraction that could make a difference in the competition. This was one of the most fun photo shoots I’ve had recently and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to have captured the event.

The Lyon and Healy Concert Grand Harp is moved to the stage before the awards ceremony following Stage IV performances of the 11th USA International Harp Competition at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

The Lyon and Healy Concert Grand Harp is moved to the stage before the awards ceremony following Stage IV performances of the 11th USA International Harp Competition at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

Mathilde Wauters of Belgium performs with the Indiana University Summer Philharmonic Orchestra during the Stage IV concert at the 11th USA International Harp Competition at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

Mathilde Wauters of Belgium performs with the Indiana University Summer Philharmonic Orchestra during the Stage IV concert at the 11th USA International Harp Competition at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Indiana Girls Track and Field State Finals

Bloomington South's Faye Bryan competes in the long jump during the IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Finals in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (James Brosher for The Herald-Times)

Bloomington South’s Faye Bryan competes in the long jump during the IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Finals in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (James Brosher for The Herald-Times)

Bloomington North's Kyla Kante competes in the 100 meter hurdles during the IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Finals in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (James Brosher for The Herald-Times)

Bloomington North’s Kyla Kante competes in the 100 meter hurdles during the IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Finals in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (James Brosher for The Herald-Times)

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