Indianapolis School On Wheels turns “10”

Last month, I had the privilege of being asked by School On Wheels’ Vice President of Development, Nathan Hand, to photograph their 10th Anniversary, where several honorees would be awarded for their kind service and donations, helping to educate and care for homeless children in our society. The event took place at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which had the ULTIMATE Bumblebee Transformer guarding the event. Super entertainment was provided by The Dugan Brothers, and headlined by Greta Speaks.
The event honored 10 luminaries — Brooke Smith, Bill Bindley, Vince Caponi, Bob Poorman, Bart Peterson, Mike Smith, Kris Chaney, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Emily Brown and Harry Danz.

“Since 2001, over 1,600 School on Wheels community volunteers have provided more than 30,000 hours of tutoring to 3,100 Indianapolis homeless children at eleven locations.”
School on Wheels

The homeless children in our city ALWAYS need your help, so check out School On Wheels, and join them on twitter and facebook. You can also see more of my coverage from their 10th Anniversary on their flickr account.

I love shooting events with the reportage-style spontaneity and on-the-fly strategy required for a great outcome. A little shop talk — a basic tool in the photographer’s toolbox is the fill-card inherent in most good flashes with bounce capability (think, “natural light”). The strobe I was using didn’t have one large enough for what I wanted, so I devised my own, strapping a colorful elastic ribbon around the card to secure it. I looked festive, I think!

If you have an event coming up, contact me, and let’s see what we can do for you and your organization.


I photograph headshot and architectural photography for a living, but I also love shooting street photography, abstract architecture and landscapes - more of it lately with my phone. I've had a camera in my hands for the past 20 years, and I currently work for clients in Indianapolis and throughout the Midwest.