Icebreaker

This week’s assignment was to go into the community and take pictures of some of the people in the area. Here are my six favorite photos from the assignment.

Lincoln Anderson, 2, looking at the ocean by Boulevard Park, Saturday Dec. 10, in Bellingham, Wash. His mother, Thea Anderson, 30, said he hopes for “Happiness” for the new year.

Susanna Holmstrom, 22, with her terrier Oliver, 5, shared her hopes for the new year by Boulevard Park, Saturday Dec. 10. “I hope that substantial progress is made with the black lives matter movement,” Holmstrom said.

Ann Rushing, 61, and Karl Kuntz, 65, look forward to the new year, Saturday, Dec. 10 in Bellingham, Wash. “His hope, I know, is to retire this year. My hope is to travel,” Rushing said.

Mary Rosstree, 39, and Kari Hotmann take a break from their run to share their hopes for the new year in Boulevard Park, Saturday Dec. 10, in Bellingham, Wash. “Lots of good adventures,” Hotmann said, “and peace,” Rosstree added.

Sara Hawn, 26, shared her philosophy on New Year’s resolutions on the boardwalk near Boulevard Park, Saturday Dec. 10, in Bellingham, Wash. “I’ve never made a resolution in my life,” Hawn said, “I’m anti New Year’s resolutions.”

Bobby Olsen, 26, shared his hopes for the new year in a Woods Coffee shop in Boulevard Park, Saturday Dec. 10, in Bellingham, Wash. “I’m looking forward to taking four weeks off to go climbing in the North Cascades,” Olsen said.

Reflecting back on the assignment I think my photography skills improved a lot since I began. I think I was able to get the personality of my subjects really well. I want to improve my lighting and focus skills in the upcoming weeks.

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