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.

Crown of Thorns During Winter

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(Young Kwak)

Crown of thorns during the winter.

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Washington vs. Washington State Basketball

Here are photos for the AP from the basketball game between Washington and Washington State today in Pullman, WA, which Washington won 70-65. https://collegebasketball.ap.org/article/crisps-bucket-leads-70-65-washington-win-over-rival-wsu

Carlos Johnson, Drick Bernstine

Washington guard Carlos Johnson, left, goes up for a dunk against Washington State forward Drick Bernstine during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Washington won 70-65. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Robert Franks, Noah Dickerson, Nahziah Carter

Washington State forward Robert Franks, right, shoots against Washington forward Noah Dickerson, left and forward Nahziah Carter during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Jeff Pollard, Carlos Johnson

Washington State forward Jeff Pollard, left and Washington guard Carlos Johnson go after the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Washington won 70-65. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

David Crisp, Viont'e Daniels, Robert Franks

Washington guard David Crisp, right, shoots in front of Washington State guard Viont’e Daniels (4) and forward Robert Franks (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Washington won 70-65. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Spokane Tribe Casino Interior

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Slot machines and a chandelier representing a drum circle are photographed at the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights, Wash., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Here is a photo for the Inlander of the gaming floor and a chandelier representing a drum circle at the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights, WA taken during a media preview of the casino.

City and Spokane Public School Facilities Collaboration

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City of Spokane Strategic Adviser to the Mayor Rick Romero, left, and Spokane Public Schools Associate Superintendent, School Support Services, Dr. Mark Anderson pose for a photograph in front of a projection of a “Partnership Ideas for Youth and Community Facility Improvements” presentation at the school district’s administration building in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Here is a photo for the Inlander of City of Spokane Strategic Adviser to the Mayor Rick Romero, left, and Spokane Public Schools Associate Superintendent, School Support Services, Dr. Mark Anderson for a story about a collaboration between the city of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools on building new facilities. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/a-partnership-between-the-city-and-spokane-public-schools-could-bring-major-changes/Content?oid=7382855

Ami Strahan

Here are photos for the Inlander’s story about Ami Strahan, who tragically lost her husband Scott and her 15 year old son Sam last year. Scott died on Father’s Day last year in an accident while he was working on a motorhome. Sam died when he was shot by a fellow student at Freeman High School a few months later in September. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/after-losing-her-husband-in-a-freak-accident-and-then-her-son-at-the-freeman-high-school-shooting-ami-strahan-confronts-life-on-her-own/Content?oid=7382736

Ami Strahan

Ami Strahan stands on her property in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Her 15 year old son Sam Strahan died from gunshot wound during the shooting at Freeman High School on Sept 13, 2017. Her husband Scott Strahan died June 18, 2017 after a motor home he was working on crushed him. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Ami Strahan

Ami Strahan holds charms holding the ashes of her husband Scott, left, and her 15 year old son Sam Strahan, right, and a photo of the both of them, at her house in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Sam died from gunshot wound during the shooting at Freeman High School on Sept 13, 2017. Scott died June 18, 2017 after a motor home he was working on crushed him. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Ami Strahan

Ami Strahan holds a onesie belonging to her 15 year old son Sam Strahan who died from gunshot wound during the shooting at Freeman High School on Sept 13, 2017, in his bedroom at her house in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Her husband Scott Strahan also died June 18, 2017 after a motor home he was working on crushed him. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)