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.

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream


A Black Bear, left, and Buzz Bomb sundaes are are photographed at Sweet Peaks Ice Cream in Spokane, Wash., Friday, July 13, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

A Black Bear, left, and Buzz Bomb sundaes at Sweet Peaks Ice Cream in Spokane, WA. Photo for the Inlander’s cheap eats story about $20 dates.


T.B.R. Panini-Garland Sandwich Shoppe


The T.B.R. panini sandwich is photographed at Garland Sandwich Shoppe in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, July 12, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

T.B.R. panini sandwich at Garland Sandwich Shoppe in Spokane, WA. Photo for the Inlander’s cheap eats story about eating out for $20 or less a day.

Spokane County Jail Deaths

Patrick Flynn committed suicide while in custody at the Spokane County Jail in May, one of three suicides at the jail in a 12 month period. His family feels that his death was preventable. Officials say that they are making reforms. Video produced for the Inlander. Read more at