During spring break this year, I flew out to Salt Lake City, Utah with my friend/fellow photographer Jake, got picked up by another friend, Kyle, who had driven from San Luis Obispo, California, and met friend number three, Alex, at the Park City Ski Resort, were he worked as ski patrol throughout the winter. After a day of skiing and snowboarding, we spent the rest of the week trekking through the famous national parks of Utah, including Canyonlands, Arches, Zion, and Bryce. Many, many images were made but here are a handful highlighting the journey.
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.
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).
12 of Kahlon's students
I had the chance to take some time off and head down to Honeyman State Park for a weekend. Filled with sand dunes, Honeyman was a nice change of scenery.
Andrew launching onto the sand dune slip n' slide into Cleawox Lake.
Shadows of Fort Flagler
Kickboxing at Alpha Martial Arts
C-Sections and a Neonatal ICU
Throughout the summer, I had the chance to freelance a few times for Seattle's NPR station, KUOW, and began by following University of Washington obstetrician Dr. Easterling through his daily routine of seeing high-risk patients. These mothers have had cancer, organ transplants, are pregnant with twins, or have any other number of conditions that qualify them for the UW's highly sought after maternity clinic.
Read Isolde Raferty's story here: http://kuow.org/post/stories-courage-uws-maternity-clinic