Author Archives: Young Kwak

About Young Kwak

Young Kwak is a freelance photographer and videographer based out of Spokane, Washington. After earning a BA in Economics from UCLA in 1994, Young combined his creative abilities with his economics and business education as a part of the advertising industry in both California and Washington. His early experience includes 11 years as a pre-press operator and print production manager, and 3 years as an art director. Since 2007, he has worked as a still photographer adding video services in early 2009. Young's range of services include still photography, filming, editing and final delivery for a host of corporate, agency and editorial clients, including the Pacific Northwest Inlander, for whom he won a national first place in 2010 and 2013 from the Association of Alternative Weeklies in the Photography category and a 2010 first place award in the Alternative Newsweekly Photography category by the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10. Young carefully listens to the needs of his clients and makes all of the proper creative decisions to get a client's message out in an effective manner. Whether it is a TV commercial, a web promotional video, a print advertisement or a news story, Young always listens for key moments in an interview or looks for action taking place around a set to find elements to enhance the story being told.

1898 Public House

1898 Public House

A Bone-In 1 lb. Ribeye with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Peppercorn Demi-Glace is photographed at 1898 Public House in Spokane, Wash., Friday, March 31, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander/Advertising)

Here’s a photo for the Inlander’s Menu print product of a Bone-In 1 lb. Ribeye with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Peppercorn Demi-Glace from 1898 Public House.

Jerad Kynaston

Here are photos for the Inlander for a story about Jerad Kynaston, who faces life in prison if convicted for a medical marijuana grow operation arrest in 2011. He planned on pleading guilty but may have received a reprieve when federal prosecutors failed to disclose to his legal team previously unknown police reports and witness statements. https://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2017/05/19/why-a-spokane-valley-man-could-face-life-in-prison-for-pot-and-why-the-case-may-now-be-falling-apart

Jerad Kynaston

Jerad Kynaston poses for a photograph at the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse in Spokane, Wash., Monday, May 1, 2017. Kynaston faces life in prison for a winter 2011 medical marijuana grow operation raid by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA in Newman Lake, Wash. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Jerad Kynaston

Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho Supervising Attorney Alison K. Guernsey speaks about a federal medical marijuana grow operation case against her client Jerad Kynaston, at the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho office in Spokane, Wash., Monday, May 1, 2017. Kynaston faces life in prison for a winter 2011 medical marijuana grow operation raid by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA in Newman Lake, Wash. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

PFOA/PFOS Contaminated Water Wells

Here are photos from last Thursday for the Inlander’s story about how perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from Fairchild Air Force Base contaminated water wells in the neighborhood immediately to the east of the base in Spokane County, Wash. The base used firefighting foam containing PFOA and PFOS from 1970-2016. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/dont-drink-the-water/Content?oid=4133868

Fairchild Water Contamination

Julie Dibble turns on a well water access, which she can’t use due to contamination from Fairchild Air Force Base, on land owned by her and her family on W. Thorpe Rd., in Spokane County, Wash., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Water contamination from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in firefighting foam has been found in water wells on the base and some areas nearby. The well in the photograph, one of two used on the property, was tested to contain 440 parts per trillion of PFOA and PFOS. 70 parts per trillion is considered the threshold for a combination of both contaminants to be a hazard to human health, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Air Force is currently delivering bottled water to those affected including Dibble and her family. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Fairchild Water Contamination

Barb Collins speaks near some water bottles delivered by the U.S. Air Force, at her house on W. Thorpe Rd. due to contamination of her water well from Fairchild Air Force Base, in Spokane County, Wash., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Water contamination from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in firefighting foam has been found in water wells on the base and some areas nearby. The U.S. Air Force is currently delivering bottled water to those affected, including Collins. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball

UCLA guard Lonzo Ball (2) dribbles the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP of former UCLA guard Lonzo Ball from February during a game against Washington State for a Bleacher Report story about Los Angeles Lakers draft and trade news. Ball is expected to be picked second overall in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers next month. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2709846-lakers-trade-rumors-rounding-up-top-buzz-entering-2017-nba-draft-lottery

 

Davis Webb

Davis Webb

California quarterback Davis Webb (7) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football against Washington State game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP for a Bleacher Report story about former California quarterback Davis Webb from last November during a game against Washington State, who was drafted by the New York Giants this year. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2708744-giants-co-owner-john-mara-discusses-davis-webbs-role-behind-eli-manning