I'm currently a student at IUPUI taking classes to get into medical school, following a full-time position as a research writer at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery and publishing six papers. Outside of all that science, though, I take photos whenever and wherever I can. I often freelance for The Indianapolis Star, and I completed a six-week stint at the Lafayette Journal & Courier while one of their photographers was on leave. I also do wedding photography, as well as whatever catches my fancy for my blog.

I've been places:

  • London for a science public relations internship
  • Basketball games across the Midwest following the IU men's team
  • Indiana state spelling and trivia championships in high school
  • Madrid for a six-month study abroad program
  • All over Ohio for the 2012 presidential campaign
  • Guatemala, as a translator for Operation Walk

On the side, I volunteer at IRIS. I had a good reading voice in high school, born of acting out Dave Barry columns as a kid when no one was home and fine-tuned by that greatest of lifelong influences, my theater teacher. Now, I put that little quirk to good use, reading newspapers and books for the visually impaired.

My lifelong dreams are for these and future pursuits to take me to the lip of an active volcano and to low-Earth orbit. (Call me crazy, but that's what a childhood of imagination and Bill Nye the Science Guy will do to you.) If I can tell a few stories along the way, stories that change people's minds and open their eyes, then I will consider my life complete.

En español

En la actualidad soy estudiante en IUPUI tomando clases para entrarme en una facultad de medicina, despés de trabajar de jornada completa como escritor de investigación en el Center for Hip and Knee Surgery y publicar seis informes. Fuera de toda esta ciencia, hago fotos donde y cuando pueda. A menudo soy fotógrafo freelance para The Indianapolis Star, y trabajé durante seis semanas en la primavera de 2013 para el Journal & Courier en Lafayette. También hago fotos de bodas, y hago lo que me interese para mi blog.

He viajado a muchos lugares:

  • Londres para una pasantía de relaciones públicas de las ciencias
  • Juegos de baloncesto a través del Media Oeste siguiendo el equipo de Indiana University
  • Campeonatos estatales de deletreo y trivialidades en la escuela secundaria
  • Madrid durante seis meses de estudio en el extranjero
  • En todas partes de Ohio para la campaña presidencial de 2012
  • Guatemala, donde fui traductor para Operation Walk

Aparte de esto, trabajo de voluntariado con IRIS. Tenía una buena voz para leer en la escuela secundaria, nacida de exteriorizar las columnas de Dave Barry como niño cuando no estaba nadie en casa, y afinada por mi maestra de teatro. Ya, doy buen uso a esa singularidad, leyendo periódicos y libros para los quienes no pueden leer.

Mis sueños que han persistido durante toda mi vida son que estas búsquedas me traen al pico de un volcán activo y a la órbita terrestre. (Llámame loco; es lo que te resulta una juventud de la imaginación y Bill Nye the Science Guy.) Si pueda contar unos cuentos durante el recorrido, cuentos que cambian la mente y abren los ojos, pues consideraré completa mi vida.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Eagle Scout, 2004
  • Published, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, May 2008
  • Published, Orthopedics, March 2010
  • 1st place, sports action black & white photo, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), 2010
  • 1st place, sports multi-page black & white presentation (staff), CSPA, 2010
  • 2nd place, photo spread (staff), College Media Advisers, 2010
  • 3rd place, feature black & white photo, CPSA, 2011
  • 2nd place, student-life spread (with two others), Indiana Collegiate Press Association, 2011
  • 1st place, photo slideshow (staff), CSPA, 2011
  • 2nd place, secondary online coverage (staff), CSPA, 2011
  • Kappa Tau Alpha journalism honors fraternity, 2011
  • Ernie Pyle Scholar, Indiana University School of Journalism, 2007-2011
  • Graduate with distinction, Indiana University Bloomington, 2011
  • In two photos of the week galleries, The Indianapolis Star, 2011
  • Published, Bone and Joint Research, April 2012
  • Editor's pick, Demotix, Oct. 9, 2012
  • Two photos in a photos of the week gallery, The Indianapolis Star, Dec. 20, 2012
  • Published, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, January 2013
  • Published, Bone and Joint Journal, November 2013
  • Honorable mention, feature single, Indiana News Photographers Association College Photographer of the Year competition, Feb. 20, 2014
  • Published, HSS Journal, Summer 2014

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Georgia Reese's and community clean-up


2014.09.09

I lucked out with my previous two assignments for the Star. The first was a private dinner event and de facto debut on Aug. 30 of a new restaurant on the Northwestside, Georgia Reese's Southern Table & Bar. The restaurant, owned by former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett, is named for his daughter and aims for a casual dining experience focused on soul food, which meant the kitchen smelled AWESOME. I lucked out immensely with the last picture; I was driving away, realized I didn't get a photo of the front of the restaurant, drove back to get it just in case, and caught Brackett walking out the door. Superb.

The second assignment was arguably a more important affair. The Near Westside of Indianapolis is not the best of places to live. It's full of abandoned homes and crime and a lack of the economic & social stability found in many other Indianapolis neighborhoods. Good people live there, though, and with the help of good organizations such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, residents spent Saturday sprucing up Elder Street south of Washington Street. They cut down trees, cleared out weeds, swept the sidewalks, picked up trash, and generally made the street a safer place for kids to play. These "cosmetic" changes are important, not least because it brings neighbors together for a common cause and shows hope for a better future.

Plus, the kids were kids. When they weren't dragging branches to the trash bin or raking weeds, they were running up and down the street yelling about being famous. You can't help but see some promise in that enthusiasm.

Both sets of photos were paired with a story, and both showed up in the front section of the paper. The restaurant played out in color on A3 and A4 on Sept. 3, and the clean-up was the A1 centerpiece on Monday with a jump color photo on A11. This is my second centerpiece for the Star.

Georgia Reese's spread in The Indianapolis Star

Community clean-up spread in The Indianapolis Star

On a sadder note, as part of Gannett's "Newsroom of the Future" plans, five good Star photographers are on the staff no longer,. They're all good people, and it will be hard to imagine the Star "photo phamily" without them. Best wishes to Greg Griffo, Brent Drinkut, Danese Kenon, Rob Goebel, and Joe Vitti.

Georgia Reese\'s Southern Table & Bar hosted a private event at its location at 86th and Michigan Streets, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The restaurant, set to serve soul food staples in a Prohibition-era supper club atmosphere, opens to the public on Sept. 2.
Georgia Reese's Southern Table & Bar hosted a private event at its location at 86th and Michigan Streets, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The restaurant, set to serve soul food staples in a Prohibition-era supper club atmosphere, opens to the public on Sept. 2.

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