Last month I photographed Bob Auer, senior portfolio manager for SBAuer Funds LLC, at his office in Indianapolis for a story about his unique investing strategy in The Wall Street Journal.[Read more…] about Bob Auer
The Wall Street Journal
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.
Earlier this month I photographed Dr. Richard Fogel, a heart doctor at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, for a Wall Street Journal story outlining a recent dramatic increase in the price of a pair of heart medications, Isuprel (Isoproterenol) and Nitropress (Nitroprusside Sodium). The price hikes were not a result of improvements but rather the ownership: the prices rose drastically after the rights to the drugs were acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals in earlier this year.
Last month I had the opportunity to photograph Richard Welch, a retired U.S. Army colonel, for a story in The Wall Street Journal about the U.S. government’s delay in processing visas for Iraqis who assisted Welch and other American troops during the war. With the rise of the Islamic State and other factions hostile to the United States, these Iraqis and their families now find themselves as targets as they wait years for visas to enter the U.S.