|Location||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Introduction||I was a longtime career newspaperman -- reporter, writer and editor -- who enjoys photography as a hobby and creative outlet. I grew up in Wisconsin and lived there for 18 years, including stints in news radio right out of college and a year editing a weekly newspaper, for which I also took most of the photographs. After a three-year stint at the daily newspaper in Muscatine, Iowa, I spent 33 years as a reporter, editor and copy editor for The Indianapolis Star before retiring in 2012. In July 2017, after almost 39 years in Indy, I moved to a warmer climate in a rural community outside Raleigh, N.C. Photo Potpourri is an endeavor to meld my prose background with the images I pursue as an avid photography enthusiast -- with a decided emphasis on the images. In the eight years since Photo Potpourri launched, the blog has evolved into a sort of photographer's log, chronicling the opportunities -- public and personal -- that I've had to photograph people, places and things, mostly in and around Indianapolis. I'm open to how the blog may continue to evolve in the months ahead. Twitter: konz2624; Email: joekonzIND@aol.com|
|Interests||Photography, gardening, maintaining Web sites for family and friends, running, many sports, music, reading|
|Favorite Movies||Hoosiers, Field of Dreams, Office Space, National Lampoon's Animal House, The Natural, Amadeus, Chaplin, Back to the Future, The Last Waltz, When Harry Met Sally, Monty Python's In Search of the Holy Grail, Duck Soup, Monkey Business, Horsefeathers, Animal Crackers, Cocoanuts, Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races|
|Favorite Music||Beatles, The Who, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Gordon Lightfoot, Little Feat, Traffic, Blind Faith, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Five for Fighting, Joni Mitchell, Moody Blues, James Taylor, Pink Floyd, assorted blues and jazz, George Winston, Michael Jones, other New Age, Mozart concertos-symphonies-sonatas, many more|
|Favorite Books||Shoeless Joe, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, The Wheel's on Fire, Oral History of Woodstock, The Firm, The Pelican Briefs, The DaVinci Code, many others|
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