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 four 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 cuatro 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.

In English

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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

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IU School of Medicine Evening of the Arts


2014.04.17

I had an interesting assignment on Saturday. Every assignment is interesting in its own way, but this one felt a bit like I was looking into my future.

Every year for 23 years now, IU School of Medicine students put on an Evening of the Arts. Medical students with added performance acumen do skits, play music, sing, and dance, and the proceeds from the event assist four free clinics in the Indianapolis area. It's a good cause, and it ensures future doctors know how they can positively impact their communities through more than just doing medicine. It was held at the Madame Walker Theatre Center, another place in Indy that I knew of, but had never been to without a photo assignment as an excuse. It reminded me of Bloomington's Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, and if something reminds me of Bloomington, that's usually a great sign.

The event felt like the future because a) I plan on going to medical school for an M.D./Ph.D. and b) I might feel, at whatever school I attend, the need to flex the muscles I built up in high school on the speech team and as Major General Stanley. That was a cool feeling, and I hope one day to be a part of that. If this sort of program isn't at the school I attend, maybe I'll start it...

The Star also judged the photos good enough for page 2, so that's a big plus. It was a good thing to wake up to on Monday.

Kevin Masterson and Emily Laudeman perform during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis.
Kevin Masterson and Emily Laudeman perform during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis.

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This has blown my mind: The band didn't even exist in HS


i have enough travel on the song lines posts. let's throw this has blown my mind a bone.

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