Winter 2015

In an attempt to pretend like I had any free time, I jumped on the Klipsun magazine staff as a photographer for winter quarter. During these three months I got to document new stories, more in-depth than I had previously. A Sikh teacher, a hypnotherapist, and a BitCoin startup team were among some of the personalities I had the privilege or meeting. Below are a few of my favorite images from this quarter's edition titled "Timeless", some published, some not.

  Members of Northwest Cheer's advanced SilverStars team hold hands and visualize their performance before practicing on January 28, 2015 at the Northwest Cheer Gym. The SilverStars are made up of multiple competitive all-star cheerleading teams ranging in ages 5-18 years old. 

Members of Northwest Cheer's advanced SilverStars team hold hands and visualize their performance before practicing on January 28, 2015 at the Northwest Cheer Gym. The SilverStars are made up of multiple competitive all-star cheerleading teams ranging in ages 5-18 years old. 

Sukhmanii Kahlon, 22, is a Western Washington University student who teaches a weekly class focused on adapting to American culture for the elders of Sikh temple   Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurudwara in Lynden, Washington. Her photo (left) was used for the front cover of the "Timeless" edition, juxtaposed with one of her students, Manjit Kaur, on the back cover (right). 

  A child enters the Darbar Sahib, the main prayer hall, of Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurudwara in Lynden, Washington during a prayer service on March 1, 2015. During Sikh prayer services, participants sit barefoot on the floor of the the prayer hall after prostrating before the Sikh sacred text upon entering the room. 

A child enters the Darbar Sahib, the main prayer hall, of Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurudwara in Lynden, Washington during a prayer service on March 1, 2015. During Sikh prayer services, participants sit barefoot on the floor of the the prayer hall after prostrating before the Sikh sacred text upon entering the room. 

  Sikh elders of the Lynden Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurudwara community sit against the wall of the main prayer hall during a prayer service on March 1, 2015. Due to the language barrier and cultural differences, many of the community's elders have struggled to adapt to the United States after immigrating from India over the past few decades. 

Sikh elders of the Lynden Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurudwara community sit against the wall of the main prayer hall during a prayer service on March 1, 2015. Due to the language barrier and cultural differences, many of the community's elders have struggled to adapt to the United States after immigrating from India over the past few decades. 

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  Western Washington University student, Sukhmanii Kahlon, teaches the meaning of english words "previous" and "sore" to Sikh elders during her weekly class at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurudwara following a prayer service on March 1, 2015. In her classes, Kahlon teaches words and phrases that are relevant to scenarios in the everyday lives of the Sikh elders such as visiting a doctor. 

Western Washington University student, Sukhmanii Kahlon, teaches the meaning of english words "previous" and "sore" to Sikh elders during her weekly class at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurudwara following a prayer service on March 1, 2015. In her classes, Kahlon teaches words and phrases that are relevant to scenarios in the everyday lives of the Sikh elders such as visiting a doctor. 

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12 of Kahlon's students 

 Riders from Western Washington University, Central Washington University, University of Oregon, and others compete in an equestrian horse show on February 1, 2015. 

Riders from Western Washington University, Central Washington University, University of Oregon, and others compete in an equestrian horse show on February 1, 2015. 

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 For a multimedia piece on mountaineering in Washington, I got the chance to take a small aircraft up over the North Cascades with a writer and her father. Gorgeous day, gorgeous mountains. 

For a multimedia piece on mountaineering in Washington, I got the chance to take a small aircraft up over the North Cascades with a writer and her father. Gorgeous day, gorgeous mountains. 

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