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.

Schools and cell phones

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A cell phone holder is photographed between home base and first period in teacher Cindy Schwartzenberger’s classroom at Sacajawea Middle School in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Students place cell phones into the holder at the beginning of a period and pick them up once the period is over. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

A cell phone holder in Sacajawea Middle School teacher Cindy Schwartzenberger’s classroom for the Inlander’s story about how schools handle cell phones. Students drop off their phones in the holder at the beginning of class and then pick them up after class is over. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/why-local-schools-are-banning-kids-from-having-cell-phones-during-class/Content?oid=14297489

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Fat Daddio’s

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(Left to right) Vice President Greg Skipper, President Craig Kuehl and Creative Director Scott Jones pose for a photograph with products at Fat Daddio’s in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

(Left to right) Fat Daddio’s Vice President Greg Skipper, President Craig Kuehl and Creative Director Scott Jones with some of their products at their office in Spokane, WA. Photo for the Inlander. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/how-a-spokane-company-made-its-professional-baking-supplies-known-around-the-world/Content?oid=13970526

Texas Southern vs. Gonzaga basketball

Gonzaga won their college basketball game against Texas Southern 104-67 in Spokane, WA tonight. Photos for the AP. https://collegebasketball.ap.org/article/clarke-powers-no-3-gonzaga-past-texas-southern-104-67

Texas Southern Gonzaga Basketball

Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke (15) shoots in front of Texas Southern center Trayvon Reed (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Texas Southern Gonzaga Basketball

Texas Southern center Trayvon Reed (5) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Gonzaga won 104-67. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Texas Southern Gonzaga Basketball

Texas Southern forward Devocio Butler (0) and Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) go after a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Gonzaga won 104-67. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Texas Southern Gonzaga Basketball

Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke, center, blocks a shot by Texas Southern guard Jalyn Patterson (3) in front of Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

 

 

 

Tomato basil soup-Soulful Soups & Spirits

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A bowl of tomato basil soup and a slice of beer bread are photographed at Soulful Soups & Spirits in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Tomato basil soup and beer bread at Soulful Soups & Spirits in Spokane, WA. Photo for the Inlander. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/slurp-these-five-favorite-tomato-soups-to-ward-off-winters-chill-and-live-your-best-cozy-life/Content?oid=14297037

Bust It Like a Mule

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(Left to right) Bust It Like A Mule’s Kevin Morgan (vocals/guitar), Jacob Mannan (vocals/guitar/banjo), Jenny Anne Mannan (vocals/fiddle/banjo/guitar) and Caleb Mannan (vocals/storytelling) pose for a photograph in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

(Left to right) Bust It Like A Mule’s Kevin Morgan, Jacob Mannan, Jenny Anne Mannan and Caleb Mannan. The band will perform at the Spokane Fall Folk Festival this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Spokane Community College. Photo for the Inlander. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/bust-it-like-a-mule-is-part-literature-reading-part-folk-concert-part-tent-revival-and-all-mesmerizing/Content?oid=14297297

Spokane County Democrats election night

The Spokane County Democrats held their election night event at Riverside Place in Spokane, WA last night. Photos for the Inlander. More photos by photographer Erick Doxey, who covered the GOP, and me at https://www.inlander.com/spokane/election-night-in-spokane-nov-6-2018/Slideshow/14280344

Spokane County Democrats Election Night Event

Washington state 5th Congressional District Democratic candidate Lisa Brown walks onto stage to give her concession speech after losing the election race to incumbent Republican candidate Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a Spokane County Democrats election night event at Riverside Place in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Spokane County Democrats Election Night Event

Mercy Aguilar, left, and Susan C. Silva look at election results during a Spokane County Democrats election night event at Riverside Place in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Spokane County Democrats Election Night Event

Washington state House of Representatives 3rd Legislative District Position 1 Democratic incumbent candidate Marcus Riccelli, left, greets Washington state Senator from the 3rd Legislative District Andy Billig (D-Spokane), center, as Lindsay Lanham looks on, during a Spokane County Democrats election night event at Riverside Place in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Spokane County Democrats Election Night Event

(Left to right) Washington state Senate 6th Legislative District Democratic candidate Jessa Lewis, Spokane City Council Member Kate Burke and Norma Heredia speak during a Spokane County Democrats election night event at Riverside Place in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

First Interstate Center for the Arts

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People stand at tables and wait in line to enter the theater during the opening of the First Interstate Center for the Arts in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

The opening tonight of the First Interstate Center for the Arts, formerly the INB Performing Arts Center, perpetually the Opera House, in Spokane, WA. Photo for the Inlander.