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.

Tim Westerhaus

Here are photos for the Inlander’s Health & Home magazine at a condo owned by Tim Westerhaus in downtown Spokane, WA, for a story about urban living. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/a-vibrant-downtown-lifestyle-is-luring-residents-back-to-spokanes-city-center/Content?oid=7979422

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Tim Westerhaus poses for a photograph at his condo in downtown Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander/Health & Home)

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The living room in Tim Westerhaus’ condo is photographed in downtown Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander/Health & Home)

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The dining room in Tim Westerhaus’ condo is photographed in downtown Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander/Health & Home)

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The living room in Tim Westerhaus’ condo is photographed in downtown Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander/Health & Home)

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Executive Chef Joseph Morris-Luna

Here are photos for the Inlander restaurant week issue of Luna Executive Chef Joseph Morris and a Salmon Charcuterie, in Spokane, WA. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/luna/Content?oid=8265787

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Executive Chef Joseph Morris poses for a photograph with Salmon Charcuterie at Luna in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

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Salmon Charcuterie is photographed at Luna in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Inlander Restaurant Week Covers

Here are my photos for the Inlander’s restaurant week outside and inside covers. The outside cover features a Dark Chocolate Torte from Europa and the inside cover features Lamb Skewers from Vine & Olive. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/restaurant-week/Category?oid=2261209

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Gonzaga vs. San Diego Basketball Preview

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Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie (33) celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pepperdine in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP used for a preview story in the San Diego Union-Tribune for the college basketball game between Gonzaga and San Diego tonight. In the photo, Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie (33) celebrates during the game against Pepperdine this past Saturday in Spokane, WA. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/sd-sp-usdbox-0222-story.html

Lower Round NFL Prospects-Hercules Mata’afa

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Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa (50) prepares to tackle Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP used for a Bleacher Report story about later round NFL draft prospects who may shine during the combine. In this photo, Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa (50) prepares to tackle Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay (23) during a game in Pullman, WA, last October. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2760203-hidden-gem-draft-prospects-who-will-shine-at-the-nfl-combine

Program for Struggling Freshmen in Spokane Schools

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14 year old 9th grader Dominick Tibbets, right, discusses his English class presentation with teacher Camellia Munoz after school at North Central High School’s freshman homework center in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Here is a photo for the Inlander of 14 year old 9th grader Dominick Tibbets, right, discussing his English class presentation with teacher Camellia Munoz after school at North Central High School’s freshman homework center, in Spokane, WA, for a story about what Spokane schools are doing to help struggling freshmen. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/with-high-school-freshman-already-failing-new-graduation-requirements-will-spokane-public-schools-have-to-reimagine-its-schedule/Content?oid=8137052

 

NFL Draft Projections Sam Darnold

WAYK108AP_USCWSUFootball092917_MG_0398SM.JPGHere’s a photo for the AP used for a Bleacher Report story about NFL draft projections. Pictured is Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during a game against Washington State in Pullman, WA, last September. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2760219-2018-nfl-mock-draft-latest-projections-for-elite-1st-round-prospects