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Monday, May 16, 2016

Indiana University through a plastic lens

I recently dusted off my Holga and shot a few rolls of 120 for the first time in years. As much as I love Instagram, it was nice to shoot without the instant gratification. My goal is to shoot more with my Holga this summer to force myself to be less reliant on the screen on the back of my digital SLRs. I feel like I often get into a rut where I’m shooting, shooting, shooting and not really seeing or thinking. That’s the great thing about the Holga: it forces me back to basics.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Indiana University’s jukebox doctor

Back in December, I photographed Indiana University Professor David Bish servicing IU Bloomington’s last remaining jukebox for an Inside IU Bloomington feature story. The jukebox, a 1937 Rock-Ola, is loaded with 78-RPM vinyl records featuring Hoagy Carmichael compositions and sits in the room named after the famous composer in Memorial Hall. Dr. Bish collects and works on old jukeboxes. When he’s not servicing jukeboxes, he teaches and studies Geology and Mineralogy. He and a university colleague developed two instruments for NASA’s Curiosity Rover that landed on Mars in 2012.

Indiana University Jukebox Professor

Indiana University Jukebox Professor

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Recent work for Indiana University

Winter Snow Campus Scenics

Evening light illuminates the Student Building tower as seen through the Sample Gates after a winter snowfall on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in the Old Crescent on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Leadership Breakfast

Members of the audience link arms to sing the Unity Anthem during the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Leadership Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall. The breakfast celebrated the legacy of Dr. King on the 30th anniversary of The King Holiday. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Reception reflection

Iran Nuclear Deal Panel

Members of the public make their way to a welcome reception before a panel discussion focusing on the proposed Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, inside the new School of Global and International Studies building. The panel was the first public event held inside the building. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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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)

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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)


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)

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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)

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Indiana University South Bend

A couple weeks ago, I made a trip back to South Bend to photograph the dedication ceremony for the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. While I was in town, I used the opportunity to shoot some features and student life photos around the campus. It was great to be back in South Bend for a night and have the opportunity to see some familiar places and faces.

Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole, an Indiana University South Bend Dwyer Scholar, hugs a member of the Indiana Trust and Investment Management Company, during a dedication ceremony for the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Indiana University South Bend. The naming was in recognition of a $5.85 million gift from the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust. The gift is the largest ever given by a single donor to IU South Bend. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Dennis Muriuki, Daniel Chupp

Dennis Muriuki, left, works with Daniel Chupp in the lab during a class on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Indiana University South Bend. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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