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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Summer in Bloomington

Now that winter has arrived in Bloomington, I’m immediately thinking back to our warm summer. A few months ago, I received several rolls of film back from the lab. These rolls contained miscellaneous photos I had shot over the course of the summer from farmer’s markets, family visits and hikes at the lake. Here are a few of my favorites:

The historic Monroe County Courthouse stands in downtown Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
Addison Rogers, left, and Lewis Rogers of Busman's Holiday perform at the Bloomington Farmer's Market in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
Cassidy Moonan plays in Bryan Park in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, June 8, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
A colorfully-painted garage is pictured along the B-Line Trail in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, June 1, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
Patrons walk through the Bloomington Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
Lake Monroe is pictured from the Sycamore Land Trust Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve near Bloomington, Indiana on Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Friday, September 21, 2018

IU Campus Farm

Established in fall 2017, the Indiana University Campus Farm encompasses 10 agricultural acres, a late 1800s farmhouse and four barns on the former Hinkle-Garton Farmstead just a few blocks from the IU Bloomington campus.

Indiana University Campus Farm manager Erin Carman-Sweeney picks tomatoes at the farm on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Established in 2017, the farm includes 10 agricultural acres, a late 1800’s farmhouse and four historic barns at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead just a few blocks from the IU Bloomington campus. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana University Campus Farm manager Erin Carman-Sweeney picks tomatoes at the farm on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Established in 2017, the farm includes 10 agricultural acres, a late 1800’s farmhouse and four historic barns at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead just a few blocks from the IU Bloomington campus. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

A selection of freshly-harvested new girl (red) and heirloom (yellow, brown, green) tomatoes are sorted into bins at the IU Campus Farm on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

A selection of freshly-harvested new girl (red) and heirloom (yellow, brown, green) tomatoes are sorted into bins at the IU Campus Farm on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Summer at Indiana University

After May, things tend to slow down considerably on campus and this year has been no exception. I’ve had fewer big shoots and more small, one-off assignments. Here are a few favorites from a mix of interesting shoots so far this summer:

Indiana University Bloomington senior Sade Roberson, an intern at the West Baden Springs Hotel, poses for a portrait at the hotel on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana University Bloomington senior Sade Roberson, an intern at the West Baden Springs Hotel, poses for a portrait at the hotel on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

IUPUI Undergraduate Admissions Senior Coordinator Jennifer Zotz gives an IUPUI Jaguar roar to a youngster at the IU booth during Indiana Black Expo's 48th Summer Celebration in Indianapolis on Friday, July 20, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

IUPUI Undergraduate Admissions Senior Coordinator Jennifer Zotz gives an IUPUI Jaguar roar to a youngster at the IU booth during Indiana Black Expo’s 48th Summer Celebration in Indianapolis on Friday, July 20, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Summer evening at Indiana University

I had the opportunity yesterday to capture a beautiful summer evening at Indiana University Bloomington via drone. This was the first time this summer I have been able to fly in nice weather. One item on my “to drone” checklist for campus is the various limestone features around campus. I got lucky and caught the duck atop Goodbody Hall highlighted in incredible evening sunlight (first image below).

Indiana University Bloomington Summer Campus Scenics

A limestone duck with mortarboard sits atop Goodbody Hall on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The “AWS” stands for the Association of Women Students. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana University Bloomington Summer Campus Scenics

The Herman B Wells Library, center, and School of Global and International Studies Building are pictured from the Arboretum on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Back to film

Earlier this year I finally got my 1954 Rolleiflex Automat repaired. It’s been a vintage paperweight since 2012 when the camera strap failed in a rainstorm and fell onto the sidewalk in the Chicago Loop. Thanks to Mark Hansen for going through the camera and repairing the busted viewfinder. I have shot film on and off again since 2010, primarily with a Holga. To test out the repair and to (re)teach myself how to shoot on the Rollei, I exposed a few rolls and sent them off to The Find Lab. Here are the results of a few recent jaunts around IU’s campus:

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Indiana University campus blanketed by snowstorm

In recent years, heavy snowstorms have been rare in Bloomington. Since my wife and I moved back in 2014, this storm was only the second time that we’ve seen this much snow here in town. This storm reminded me of my time in South Bend where this sort of thing was the rule instead of the exception. The snow is a nice reprieve from the otherwise gray and gloomy Indiana winter we had been experiencing.

Indiana University Bloomington Winter Campus Scenics

Students make their way past one of IU’s iconic red clocks outside of Woodburn Hall as snow falls on a winter day at Indiana University Bloomington on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana University Bloomington Winter Campus Scenics

Snow covers a sculpture of Herman B Wells in the Old Crescent as snow falls on a winter day at Indiana University Bloomington on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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