so… i photographed the whatcom county athletes of the year for the herald, and i thought it would be cool to paint them with light and give more of a surreal feeling to the images. it was a LOT of work, but in the end, i learned more than i think i would’ve had i just gone an easy boring portrait route. also, if i ever do this again, i need to invest in a locking cable release. rubber banding random things to keep my shutter depressed was no fun. big thanks to my co-worker danny gawlowski for all of his help and guidance!!