True Evan Cork and Deborah Magga try to solve a problem on her iPhone while in their period clothing during the Omni Severin Hotel's 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Alex Farris
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2013.08.27
In three days, I got four photo assignments for The Indianapolis Star. That's a pretty good haul for someone who's also back in school for pre-med classes, and it's very convenient for that same person who can't easily get another job with that academic workload.

The assignments started on Thursday night with a shoot that hasn't been published yet, so that's not going up here yet, either. On Friday, the Omni Severin Hotel celebrated its 100th anniversary with a big to-do featuring period clothing, selections from the Great American Songbook, and an appearance by Jennie Ralston, the first lady of Indianapolis in 1913. She was getting on about the need to help people who were ravaged by the Great Flood of that year, showing off how well Cheryl Fesmire of the Indiana Historical Society can inhabit a real-life character from 100 years ago. Fantastic period costumes abounded, and with them a priceless opportunity for juxtaposition.

Saturday brought two assignments: a simple car show in Noblesville, and a music festival near Downtown in Garfield Park. The Cataracts festival, in its third year, brought together over 40 acts on four small stages, and it was yet another instance of a photo assignment bringing me to a place in my hometown I should have visited before but hadn't. If it hadn't been so hot there, I might have stayed more than the two hours that the assignment required.

IndyStar.com gallery links: Cataracts music festival, Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show, and Omni Severin Hotel's 100th anniversary party.

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Energy Gown performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Energy Gown performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
Male Bondage performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Male Bondage performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
Luke Land and Mitchell Hemmelgarn dance while Today\'s Hits performs at the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Luke Land and Mitchell Hemmelgarn dance while Today's Hits performs at the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
Male Bondage performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Male Bondage performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
Kelly Nothing listens to Alex Otake talk as Today\'s Hits performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Kelly Nothing listens to Alex Otake talk as Today's Hits performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
Thee Open Sex performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Thee Open Sex performs during the Cataracts Music Festival in Garfield Park, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
A 1923 Ford Wrecker stands on display during the Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show in Noblesville, Saturday, August 24, 2013. A 1923 Ford Wrecker stands on display during the Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show in Noblesville, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
A 1967 Chevy Impala stands on display during the Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show in Noblesville, Saturday, August 24, 2013. A 1967 Chevy Impala stands on display during the Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show in Noblesville, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
A 1948 Ford Super Deluxe named \ A 1948 Ford Super Deluxe named "Ghost aka Casper" stands on display during the Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show in Noblesville, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
A 2010 Chevy Camaro LS with airbrushed Transformer Bluestreak stands on display during the Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show in Noblesville, Saturday, August 24, 2013. A 2010 Chevy Camaro LS with airbrushed Transformer Bluestreak stands on display during the Lucky Teter Rebel Run Car Show in Noblesville, Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alex Farris
A copy of the Sunday edition of The Indianapolis Star announces the opening of the Omni Severin Hotel during the hotel\'s 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. A copy of the Sunday edition of The Indianapolis Star announces the opening of the Omni Severin Hotel during the hotel's 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Alex Farris
Cheryl Fesmire is dressed as Jennie Ralston, the first lady of Indianapolis in 1913, during the Omni Severin Hotel\'s 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Cheryl Fesmire is dressed as Jennie Ralston, the first lady of Indianapolis in 1913, during the Omni Severin Hotel's 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Alex Farris
Omni Severin Hotel senior sales manager Terri Louk poses with visitor Cheryl McClendon during the hotel\'s 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Omni Severin Hotel senior sales manager Terri Louk poses with visitor Cheryl McClendon during the hotel's 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Alex Farris
Evan Cork and Deborah Magga try to solve a problem on her iPhone while in their period clothing during the Omni Severin Hotel\'s 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Evan Cork and Deborah Magga try to solve a problem on her iPhone while in their period clothing during the Omni Severin Hotel's 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Alex Farris
Amanda Guieb and Brent Watson swing dance during the Omni Severin Hotel\'s 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Amanda Guieb and Brent Watson swing dance during the Omni Severin Hotel's 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Alex Farris
Deborah Magga and Terri Louk dance to music from the Great American Songbook during the Omni Severin Hotel\'s 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Deborah Magga and Terri Louk dance to music from the Great American Songbook during the Omni Severin Hotel's 100th anniversary party on Georgia Street, Friday, August 23, 2013. Alex Farris

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