PHOTOS: Spokane Summer Parkway

5 year old Carmen Walter, center, rides in a trailer as her father Jeff pedals as her family (left to right) 7 year old sister Ivy, mother Kari and 7 year old brother Noah follow, during Spokane Summer Parkways, near Corbin Park, in Spokane, Wash., Friday, July 18, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

5 year old Carmen Walter, center, rides in a trailer as her father Jeff pedals as her family (left to right) 7 year old sister Ivy, mother Kari and 7 year old brother Noah follow, during Spokane Summer Parkways, near Corbin Park, in Spokane, Wash., Friday, July 18, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I covered Spokane Summer Parkways at Corbin Park for the Inlander on Friday. It is an event where entire streets are blocked off to motorized vehicle traffic. People bike and walk around the neighborhood surrounding the park, socializing, eating and listening to music. To see more photos, go to http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/07/19/photos-summer-parkways-at-corbin-park

Photos from Northwest Renaissance Festival

Tieg Thornton (Sir Jude Llewellyn), left, and Carson Hentges (Sir Digby Simkins) joust during Knightly Games on Horseback and Joust at the 20th annual Northwest Renaissance Festival in Nine Mile Falls, Wash., Saturday, July 12, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Tieg Thornton (Sir Jude Llewellyn), left, and Carson Hentges (Sir Digby Simkins) joust during Knightly Games on Horseback and Joust at the 20th annual Northwest Renaissance Festival in Nine Mile Falls, Wash., Saturday, July 12, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I photographed the Northwest Renaissance Festival for the Inlander yesterday. It was a whole lot of fun. There were jousts, sword fights, dancing, music, comedy and artisan vendors. I actually want to learn how to joust. That looks like a whole lot of fun. To see more photos, go to http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/07/13/photos-northwest-renaissance-festival.

Photos of Marijuana Grow Facility

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle, right, trims a Golden Nugget marijuana plant while his wife and Co-Owner Johanna scans Golden Nugget plants that have been relocated at Yield Farms, in Spokane, Wash., Friday, June 27, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Co-Owner Wesley Tuttle, right, trims a Golden Nugget marijuana plant while his wife and Co-Owner Johanna scans Golden Nugget plants that have been relocated at Yield Farms, in Spokane, Wash., Friday, June 27, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I spent some time the last week and half at Yield Farms to document how marijuana is grown. It is a small grow operation, run by a husband and wife. The photos are in this week’s The Inlander. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/at-yield-farms/Content?oid=2323776

Photos: First Day of Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales in Washington State

First customer Mike Boyer, center, and Alex Rehberg, left, hold their 2 grams each of Farmer J's Sour Kush at Spokane Green Leaf during the first day of legal Washington state recreational marijuana sales, in Spokane, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Boyer is first in line, waiting since the previous day at 7:30PM. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

First customer Mike Boyer, center, and Alex Rehberg, left, hold their 2 grams each of Farmer J’s Sour Kush at Spokane Green Leaf during the first day of legal Washington state recreational marijuana sales, in Spokane, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Boyer is first in line, waiting since the previous day at 7:30PM. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Today, I was out covering Spokane Green Leaf, the first legal recreational marijuana retailer to open their doors in Spokane, for the Inlander. A couple of hundred people waited in a line that wrapped around the building housing the store.

I have some more photos from the store at the Inlander’s website at: http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/07/08/scenes-from-the-first-day-of-legal-recreational-marijuana-in-spokane

Volume Spokane

Flee the Century performs at Mootsy's during Volume, in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 31, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Flee the Century performs at Mootsy’s during Volume, in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 31, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I photographed music festival Volume, for The Inlander, last month. Of all the shows, this one presented many interesting challenges that allowed me to take some fun photos. The venue, Mootsy’s was packed. There was almost no place to walk around. There were people jumping and bouncing into each other. This is what some people might consider a confusing environment to photograph. But, I had a lot of fun and ended up with some of my most interesting photos that night.