Now that the photo editor is back from his medical leave (but in a scaled-down, managing-the-desk-and-taking-some-photos role for now), I had less photos to take this week than I'm used to here. I still found time to get some good shots, of course. The first photo was taken last Friday for MJ Slaby's very good story on the Aging Brain Care program
. We visited Don Grau, an Alzheimer's patient at IU Health Arnett who lives with his son and daughter-in-law. He gets home visits in the program, which helps make sure he gets a high standard of care and prevents unnecessary trips to the ER. It's a good program, and Don's a good guy, even with the wildly-shifting conversations.
I only had one assignment on Friday. It involved standing in a corner as a man charged with murder walked past me into his hearing. My first "perp walk" assignment took all of five seconds, but the man's expression has stuck with me for much longer. He didn't seem defiant, but instead very reserved and uneasy, as he walked past me, and I suddenly had a feeling that I didn't belong there. I much rather would have covered sports or the sort of news I did with Don. But that's journalism.
There are also a few portraits in here, both of them making good use of Pocket Wizards. The one of Mel Chua used a snoot that I made out of a Velveeta box I had at home. Eventually, I want to make my own grid spot out of cardboard.
Don Grau, who has Alzheimer's disease, picks up his drink and looks at Scrabble letters arranged on his placemat on Friday, March 29, 2013, at his daughter-in-law's home in West Lafayette. During visits from IU Health Arnett's Charmin Smith in the Aging Brain Care program, Grau spells words, identifies figures on cards, and talks with Smith and his caregiver, daughter-in-law Peggy Grau.
Misael Sanchez walks to his initial hearing on murder charges on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Tippecanoe County Jail. Sanchez, charged with murdering his girlfriend at the Tree Long Apartments complex, was found in Arkansas.
Vickie Classen describes a section of her house showing some history of the Morehouse Farm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Lafayette. Classen and her husband, Dan, bought the property in 2000 and worked successfully to qualify the 1870s house and farm structures for the National Register of Historic Places.
Purdue doctoral student Mallory (Mel) Chua, diagnosed with severe-to-profound hearing loss at age 4, is a candidate for an Oticon Focus on People Award for people with hearing loss. Chua has worked with open-source code company Red Hat and the One Laptop Per Child project, toured through Italy as a cellist, and currently performs with Purdue's Contemporary Dance Company. She stands for a portrait on Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Amelia's Cafe in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering.
Benton Central High School senior Caitlyn Tolen, the Big Schools girls basketball player of the year, stands in the school's domed main gymnasium.
Peyton, a toy poodle, licks Dakota Foreman on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Foremans' home in Lafayette. The Focosi family found Peyton and used his embedded chip to find his owners.
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