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 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
IndyStar and wedding photos before and during medical school
This is the post I originally promised two years ago.
In the lead-up to medical school, and in between shifts as an emergency room scribe, I did a few more photo assignments for The Indianapolis Star. One of those assignments, the Carmel mayoral election, made the front page of the paper the next day, and although I was changing careers, I was still excited about it.
During medical school, I managed to cover three weddings. Two of those were booked before I started school and occurred during the first semester, so I had to find a way to fit them in between anatomy exams. (Definitely worth it; both weddings were special and intimate ceremonies joining two good people together.) The third wedding just could not be passed up, even though by then (third semester) I was well aware of how much of a time commitment medical school is. My friend Steph, featured twice on this blog, had a beautiful wedding in Florida in the fall of 2016 before moving to England with her husband the following winter. If her wedding (which begins here with photo 17) is the last one I cover as a photographer, I'll be quite happy to end that career with such a great couple.
Scecina pitcher Julia Blastic (center) and other teammates celebrate as Lea Thompson (right) runs home after Justice Carmichael's grand-slam home run during Scecina's 7-4 victory over Cathedral in the high school city softball title game at Brookside Park, Saturday, May 9, 2015.
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.