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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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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Indiana University Student Building clock tower

Back in the summer, I was tasked with showing Indiana University’s iconic Student Building clock tower in a new way for an IU Communications project. I lucked out and happened upon this beautiful evening. This photo was actually an outtake. It was a shot I wanted to get just before landing the drone, but it ended up being my favorite from the entire shoot. It’s an example of shooting something for myself just for the sake of personal creativity after I’ve gotten “the shot” the client wants.

Indiana University Bloomington Summer Campus Scenics

The IU student building is pictured on a summer evening on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. During a building renovation in 1990, hot welding coals sparked a late-night fire completely destroying the tower and a number of custom-made bells from the Netherlands. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Indiana University Welcome Week

Cliff Shen

Cliff Shen performs with the Breakdance Club at Indiana University during CultureFest at the Fine Arts Plaza on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Carla Smock, Mitch Whitted, Kaila Whitted, Cody Whitted

With direction from his fiancée Carla Smock, left, Mitch Whitted and his daughter, Kaila, help son Cody Whitted move into Teter Quad during early move-in at Indiana University Bloomington on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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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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