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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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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Michigan Men’s Gymnastics at NCAAs

Michigan's Emyre Cole competes on the rings at the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan’s Emyre Cole competes on the rings at the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan gymnasts stand for the National Anthem at the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan gymnasts stand for the National Anthem at the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Monday, March 18, 2019

The Media School at Indiana University

Last fall I was tasked with capturing images for a new website for The Media School at Indiana University. The school encompasses several disciplines including everything from journalism to video game design. I was asked to shoot in a photojournalistic style since photojournalism is one of the areas of study within the school. (I’m an alumnus of the IU School of Journalism, the precursor to The Media School.) Stylistically for me, this often meant shooting with prime lenses with very shallow depths of field in ambient light. It was a fun project and a unique challenge to capture representative images of the school’s various units.

Game Design Lab at The Media School at Indiana University in Franklin Hall on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

Students prepare to broadcast a sports program in the WIUX studios in Franklin Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Nice truck

This week as I reworked some galleries on my site, I ran across the Holga photo below. I immediately recognized that I had photographed the same truck at the same annual car show this past September. I guess I have a thing for flames.

A GMC truck is pictured during the Ducktail Run Rod and Custom Show in Gas City, Indiana on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)

2018 – Rolleiflex

Ducktail Run Rod and Custom Show – Gas City, Ind. (Photo by James Brosher)

2011 – Holga

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

FedEx forklift driver James Wilson

Last week I photographed inside the FedEx Express Hub in Indianapolis for a weekend story in The Wall Street Journal about the booming U.S. economy. I left my house at 1:17 a.m. and arrived at the massive facility at the Indianapolis International Airport just before 2:30 a.m. I’ve been in a lot of factories over the years, but I had never seen anything like this. The subject for the story, James Wilson, is a material handler who uses a forklift to pack pallets of overnight packages into aluminum shipping containers to be loaded onto airplanes. Wilson’s work area is a ballet of forklifts playing three-dimensional Tetris. It kept me on my toes. I had my head on a swivel to make sure I wasn’t walking into the path of a forklift or getting in the way of the other workers. It was incredible to get a glimpse of the intricate process that goes on while most of us are asleep.

James Wilson, a FedEx material handler, uses a forklift to load a pallet of packages for shipment at the FedEx Express Hub in Indianapolis in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The jobless rate in the United States is near the lowest level since the 1960s, but gains are not being distributed evenly. (James Brosher for The Wall Street Journal)

James Wilson, a FedEx material handler, uses a forklift to load a pallet of packages for shipment at the FedEx Express Hub in Indianapolis in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The jobless rate in the United States is near the lowest level since the 1960s, but gains are not being distributed evenly. (James Brosher for The Wall Street Journal)

James Wilson, a FedEx material handler, secures cargo netting over a stack of packages at the FedEx Express Hub in Indianapolis in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (James Brosher for The Wall Street Journal)

James Wilson, a FedEx material handler, secures cargo netting over a stack of packages at the FedEx Express Hub in Indianapolis in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (James Brosher for The Wall Street Journal)

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