Photography

Beautiful Borcay Island
Beautiful Borcay Island

From Indy to Detroit to Seoul to Manila to the Caticlan airport on Borcay Island (Philippines), on a motorized tricycle to a Jetty Port to another motorized tricycle, then a hundred yards to the destination... the beautiful District Hotel on White Beach. The half-way point of the journey – approximately 9,000 air miles from home.

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Proposal on the Circle
Proposal on the Circle

February 4th – I happened upon this singular moment in the life of this beautiful couple, Kameron and Bri, from Terre Haute, engaged after six years of courtship.

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May 30th, 2020
May 30th, 2020
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Honoring lost sailors
Honoring lost sailors

In town for Navy Week in August, the public was invited to commemorate the valiant Sailors and Marines of the U.S.S. Indianapolis with a ceremonial wreath laying along the downtown Canal. The sinking of the CA-35 was the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.

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May 30th, 2020
May 30th, 2020
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Behold its beauty
Behold its beauty

If you've never visited the upstairs Shrine Room at the Indiana War Memorial that houses this enormous flag, it's worth a special trip. It's breathtaking – the beauty, the size, the way it's presented. It's a room where a person could easily spend an hour in silent reverence.

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Marching for their lives
Marching for their lives

The "March for Our Lives" rally at the Statehouse quickly became a highly emotional event, despite the freezing rain. Regardless of how the media tallied the numbers, thousands attended this youth-led rally. This pic is perhaps my favorite of the bunch, but all the homemade signs demanded attention.

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Man of style
Man of style

This is Kyle, on the Canal, April 21, 2018. Oh, to be this young and this cool...

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May 30th, 2020
May 30th, 2020
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Celebrating Irish music
Celebrating Irish music

Meet Brian McClure, fiddler for Highland Reign, a progressive Scots-American folk rock band, at the St. Patrick's Day Parade Block Party. It was another cold March day in Indianapolis, but the musicians played with intensity and the crowd cheered with delight.

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May 30th, 2020
May 30th, 2020
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Santa on foot
Santa on foot

Nearly 30,000 runners and walkers of all sizes, shapes and ages enjoyed the perfect weather for the 2018 Mini Marathon. But Santa's dogs were hurting, he said.

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May 30th, 2020
May 30th, 2020
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May 30th, 2020
May 30th, 2020
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Indiana Comic Con
Indiana Comic Con

This young lady just stood there, quiet in demeanor, allowing her facial expression to carry the day. And it did. This was taken in the lobby of the Indy Convention Center March 30th.

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A cheerful mime
A cheerful mime

The May 12th 500 Festival Kids' Day on the Circle included extremely cheerful mimes like this young lady.

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May 30th, 2020
May 30th, 2020
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Silver lady meets boy
Silver lady meets boy

This is the kind of image we want to see of kids, not crying kids ripped from their mothers' grasps at the border. When I took this pic of the Silver Lady in early May, under the Artsgarden bridge at Illinois and Washington streets, I could not have imagined seeing kids in metal crates on TV news...

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Beautiful Bollywood
Beautiful Bollywood

The May 12th 500 Festival Kids' Day on the Circle included Bollywood-style dancing from this young lady and her group.

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Tougher than nails
Tougher than nails

Nearly 30,000 runners and walkers of all sizes, shapes and ages enjoyed the perfect weather for the 2018 Mini Marathon. May 5th.

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Handsome in pink
Handsome in pink

This man boldly supported the Women’s (and Men’s) March in the Mile Square, January 22, 2018. Protesters rallied worldwide in solidarity over women's rights and other issues the marchers feared could be under threat from Donald Trump's presidency.

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Big games, little people
Big games, little people

Looking upward into the 67,000-seat stadium, this young football player could imagine what it might feel like to wear an Indianapolis Colts uniform on game day. If he closed his eyes, maybe he could hear the crowd’s thunderous applause. Played in September, this was the first Red Zone Games in Indiana.

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Bollywood dancer
Bollywood dancer

The May 12th 500 Festival Kids' Day on the Circle included Bollywood-style dancing from men like this gentlemen.

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Winter in Indy
Winter in Indy

Faces of winter...Dustin, from Chicago. January 3rd, 3° overnight. I've talked with Dustin numerous times, wishing there was a way of getting him and others like him off the sidewalk, especially in the bitter cold.

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A joyful affair
A joyful affair

The May 12th 500 Festival Kids' Day on the Circle included male and female Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos dancers like these joyful young ladies.

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The brass band played on
The brass band played on

The U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs nearly 600 engagements a year. Its musicians are on active duty and perform many national, international and community events. Here they greeted morning viewers of WISHTV-Channel 8 in August.

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The Philippine Sea
The Philippine Sea

This boy, with his father and grandfather, live on the water, providing island hopping and snorkeling services to the tourists who travel to this far-off island of Boracay. I wonder if he appreciates the beauty of this majestic place. Does he feel an obligation to stay and follow in his father's footsteps? Does he even think about his future? Or does he just see the Philippine Sea as where his life is and will always be.

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The "Honest Hustler"
The "Honest Hustler"

Discover the wonderful world of Damon Fleming video on this site. “If anything is faded or looks outdated, don’t throw it away," said the Shoeshine Master, "Bring it to me and we can make it look brand-spanking-new. That’s what I do.”

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Oh, what a relief...
Oh, what a relief...

Nearly 30,000 runners and walkers of all sizes, shapes and ages enjoyed the perfect weather for the 2018 Mini Marathon. May 5th.

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Precision takes practice
Precision takes practice

This picture was taken May 5th at the Celebration Plaza Amphitheater, on the east side of the White River Trail bridge. The bride worked for several minutes to get everything perfectly in place.

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Thoughts and prayers
Thoughts and prayers

No matter the weather, the freezing rain that shivered those at the "March for Our Lives" rally at the Statehouse could not silence the voice of the young. They stood unflinchingly. And their message traveled around the world.

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The Snow Bride
The Snow Bride

The Snow Bride on wedding day, January 13th. Most of the wedding party appeared equally underdressed for this particular photoshoot and just as happy in the 19° weather.

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This colorful guy...
This colorful guy...

This guy was the first pic I took in the lobby of the Indiana Comic Con, March 31st. Like most attending the convention, he quickly and easily morphed into character. A delightful subject to capture.

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Humankind
Humankind

This gentleman – bold, yet friendly – was also featured in the "Faces of winter in the Mile Square" series.

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Winter in Indy
Winter in Indy

More pics of the needy from my backyard. This was taken on the second day of 2018 and in 9° temperature.

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“Greatest Day Ever”
“Greatest Day Ever”

It was billed as the “Greatest Day Ever.” And why wouldn’t it be, as thousands of kids stepped onto the artificial turf at Lucas Oil Stadium? 7- to 12-year-olds played football and performed cheer routines on the Colts’ perfectly manicured turf in an experience unique by anyone’s standards.

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When the Canal sings
When the Canal sings

This picture of Brian Duff – violinist, author, visual artist – was taken in February along the downtown Canal. Undaunted by my presence, he played as if his career depended on it.

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Oh, let it rain
Oh, let it rain

Nearly 30,000 runners and walkers of all sizes, shapes and ages enjoyed the perfect weather for the 2018 Mini Marathon. May 5th.

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A face in winter
A face in winter

This young man was the first in my series "Faces of winter…in the Mile Square." 6° that day. I just stopped him on the sidewalk and he allowed me to take this pic. 1/16/18.

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Supporting right to rally
Supporting right to rally

Being a former reporter, I stop at all rallies. This, in front of the Federal Courthouse downtown, brought together a group of Medicaid recipients and their supporters protesting the possible reduction in their Medicaid benefits.

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The smiling chocolatier
The smiling chocolatier

This is Sherrod, a Chocolatier at Godiva, in the Mile Square. You'd smile too if you had his job. This photo was taken January 31, a couple of weeks before this store closed and he lost his job.

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Family of the world
Family of the world

Faces of winter…in the mile Square. This lovely family originated from India. The father worked in Saudi Arabia for Chevron. The oldest son speaks perfect, beautiful English.

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Happy to be home
Happy to be home

Nearly 30,000 runners and walkers of all sizes, shapes and ages enjoyed the perfect weather for the 2018 Mini Marathon. May 5th.

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And they chanted...
And they chanted...

“Protect kids, not guns!” they chanted at the youth-led "March for Our Lives" anti-gun violence rally in the Mile Square, March 24. “Protect kids, not guns! Protect kids, not guns!”

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Navy Week TV coverage
Navy Week TV coverage

After the U.S. Fleet Forces Band performed for the morning viewers of WISH-Channel 8, the Soldiers met with on-air personalities, including Lauren Lowrey and Scott Sander.

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Thinking Outside the Box
Thinking Outside the Box

Outside the Box supports 325 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 18 to 83, out of an abandoned nursing home they have transformed into a large learning center.

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Full of expression
Full of expression

Another consenting subject...from the Indiana Comic Con convention in March.

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A kiss at the end
A kiss at the end

Nearly 30,000 runners and walkers of all sizes, shapes and ages enjoyed the perfect weather for the 2018 Mini Marathon. May 5th.

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Moody downtown
Moody downtown

Indianapolis

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The city at night
The city at night

This pic was taken from my 11th floor view of downtown Indy. I never grow tired of the ever changing scene.

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An OTB extravaganza
An OTB extravaganza

Inside the Bottle for Outside the Box (OTB) is a Food and Wine Tasting Extravaganza at the beautiful Lucas Estate in Carmel. At this special event, guests of OTB enjoy a tasting of fine wines and beers, an array of food from local, independent restaurants, as well as silent and live auctions.

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"March for Our Lives" rally
"March for Our Lives" rally

I love this picture – the young lady, her voice on the poster, her position unflappable. So many at the youth-led rally March 25th said so much without speaking a word.

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Kicking off Navy Week
Kicking off Navy Week

The public was invited to the Navy Week kick-off event with Mayor Joe Hogsett at the Indiana War Memorial in August. Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy's flagship outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence, with 195 Navy Weeks held in 71 different U.S. markets.

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Nahimana, the fun girl
Nahimana, the fun girl

This is Nahimana (meaning “God’s will" in Hawaiian) @ Claire’s, in the Mile Square. Taken February 17, I have passed this store since and she again was wearing this exuberant outfit. This gal shows a lot spirit and a lot of character.

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The Soldier in the window
The Soldier in the window

This picture was captured in February at the 38th Infantry Division Change of Command and Responsibility ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial, in the Mile Square.

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More than a barber
More than a barber

This is Laura, my personal barber at Red’s, in the Mile Square. She’s a real go-getter. She has a thirst for learning – in her spare time she reads financial and business and motivational books. And bios. Impressive young lady.

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Speaking for himself
Speaking for himself

At the "March for Our Lives" rally. Letting the poster and the young man's expression speak for themselves.

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Gerry Justice enjoys telling other people's stories through BOLD writing, photography and designs. He has written for mass audiences and isn't afraid to report the truth. (317) 714-6822. GerryJustice.com. Writer. Photographer. Blogger. Marketer. Graphic designer.

Gerry Justice enjoys telling other people's stories through BOLD writing, photography and designs. He has written for mass audiences and isn't afraid to report the truth. (317) 714-6822. GerryJustice.com. Writer. Photographer. Blogger. Marketer. Graphic designer. NRA Gerry Justice March for Our Lives AR-15 rifle, homelessness Mile Square outh-led non-violence rally

Korea
Korea

In this photo from Seoul, that I can't seem to shake, it's hard to explain this grown man begging for money, on an overpass bridge, in the rain, his jacket pulled over his head, his arms stretched before him, a few wons in his grasp. He was humiliated and humbled, certainly, now soaking wet. I wanted to know his story, and how to help him. I put a 5,000-won note in his hands – about $5. But I don't drop the money and run. I stay, yet he never raises his eyes to count his offering.

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