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.

Inlander Summer Guide Kids Section

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Charlie Crowley, right, and his 6 year old daughter Lindy look at Jeepney during Unity in the Community, a multicultural event, at Riverfront Park, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

This photo from a couple of years ago of Charlie Crowley, right, and his 6 year old daughter Lindy looking at a Jeepney during Unity in the Community in Spokane, Wash. was used for the kids section of the Inlander’s Summer Guide this year. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/kids/Content?oid=4425726

FCM Portland vs. Spokane Shadow Soccer Page Layout

SpokaneShadowSM.JPGHere’s the layout in the Inlander of my photos from the FCM Portland vs. Spokane Shadow soccer game this past Sunday in Spokane, Wash. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/head-and-heart/Content?oid=4518421

Hoopfest Guide

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Lucas Evans dunks at Thornton-Murphy Park in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander/Advertising)

Here’s a photo of Lucas Evans dunking at Thornton-Murphy Park in Spokane, Wash. for the Hoopfest guide, produced by the Inlander. https://issuu.com/theinlander/docs/hoopfest_2017_digital/8

Anu Solomon

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Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon (12) passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP of former Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon during a game against Washington State last season in Pullman, Wash., who is now at Baylor, for a Bleacher Report story about transfer quarterbacks. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2715143-transfer-quarterbacks-most-likely-to-dominate-for-new-teams-in-2017

The FCM Portland vs. Spokane Shadow Soccer

Here are photos for the Inlander from the soccer game between FCM Portland and the Spokane Shadow at Spokane Falls Community College today. FCM Portland won 2-1. There are more photos at https://www.inlander.com/spokane/fcm-portland-vs-spokane-shadow-soccer/Slideshow/4499038

FCM Portland vs Spokane Shadow Soccer

FCM Portland defender Jordan Selland, left, and Spokane Shadow forward Zack Hamer go after the ball during the first half of a National Premier Soccer League Northwest Conference game at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, June 18, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

FCM Portland vs Spokane Shadow Soccer

FCM Portland defender Cameron La Fleur. right, fouls Spokane Shadow forward Drew Williams (13), which leads to a penalty kick, during the first half of a National Premier Soccer League Northwest Conference game at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, June 18, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

FCM Portland vs Spokane Shadow Soccer

FCM Portland forward Oscar Gomez, left, and Spokane Shadow defender Kyle Morris go after the ball during the second half of a National Premier Soccer League Northwest Conference game at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, June 18, 2017. FCM Portland won 2-1. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

FCM Portland vs Spokane Shadow Soccer

Spokane Shadow midfielder JD Hauenstein (16) tackles FCM Portland forward Christian Thyron right, in front of midfielder Isaiah Jackson (12) during the second half of a National Premier Soccer League Northwest Conference game at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, June 18, 2017. FCM Portland won 2-1. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Markelle Fultz Pre-NBA Draft

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Washington guard Markelle Fultz, who is out with a sore knee, has the ball passed to him before an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP of former Washington guard Markelle Fultz, from earlier this year before a game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., for a Bleacher Report story about the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers possibly trading spots in the NBA draft. If the trade happens, Fultz could be picked first by the 76ers. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2716296-markelle-fultz-doesnt-pay-attention-to-celtics-76ers-draft-trade-rumors