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.

miFlavour

Here are photos for the Inlander of miFlavour, a bakery in Spokane, WA. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/confection-perfection/Content?oid=6521832

miFlavour

miFlavour owners Ella Piskun, left, and her husband Maximus Piskun pose for a photograph with some of their baked goods pose for a photograph at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

miFlavour

(From front, clockwise) miFlavour’s Esme Macaron, Finn Macaron, Lilah Macaron, Zora Macaron and Lilah Macaron are photographed at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

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Texas Southern vs. Gonzaga Basketball

Here are photos for the AP from the basketball game between Texas Southern and Gonzaga, which Gonzaga won 97-69. http://collegebasketball.ap.org/article/perkins-leads-no-18-gonzaga-over-texas-southern-97-69

Corey Kispert, Derrick Bruce

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert, top, goes over and fouls Texas Southern guard Derrick Bruce during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Rui Hachimura

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura (21) dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Southern in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Killian Tillie, Kevin Scott, Trayvon Reed

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie, center, goes after a rebound against Texas Southern forward Kevin Scott, left, and center Trayvon Reed during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Trayvon Reed, Jacob Larsen

Texas Southern center Trayvon Reed (5) dunks against Gonzaga center Jacob Larsen during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Gonzaga won 97-69. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Football: Mike Leach Quotes

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Washington State head coach Mike Leach, left, speaks with an official during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Washington State won 28-0. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP of Washington State football head coach Mike Leach, left, for a Deseret News story about different quotes made by the coach. This photo is from the game against Colorado from October in Pullman, WA. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865692365/Watch-Best-of-Mike-Leach-2-from-aliens-and-candy-corn-to-how-humanity-will-go-extinct.html

Football: Washington State Defense Preview For Utah Game

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Washington State defensive back Kirkland Parker (10) and safety Jalen Thompson (34) tackle Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP for a Salt Lake Tribune story about Washington State football’s defense in a preview for their game against Utah this coming Saturday. In this photo, Washington State defensive back Kirkland Parker (10) and safety Jalen Thompson (34) tackle Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns during the game this past Saturday in Pullman, WA. http://www.sltrib.com/sports/utah-utes/2017/11/06/wazzus-offense-nabs-the-headlines-but-defense-is-reason-behind-its-rise/

Priority Spokane

Here are photos for the Inlander of Brandon Taylor, left, Ashley Stannard, right, and their family for a story about Priority Spokane’s program to house homeless youth.  https://www.inlander.com/spokane/homeward-bound/Content?oid=6395467

Homeless Youth Stabilization

Brandon Taylor, top left, his fiancé Ashley Stannard, right their 5 year old son Nolan Taylor, bottom left, and their 8 year old son Jordan Taylor pose for a photograph at their apartment in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. With the help of Priority Spokane, the family found an apartment right before school started this year. They had been staying at the Open Doors Family Shelter for three months previously. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Homeless Youth Stabilization

8 year old Jordan Taylor, right, speaks with the Inlander as his mother Ashley Stannard looks on at their apartment in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. With the help of Priority Spokane, the family found an apartment right before school started this year. They had been staying at the Open Doors Family Shelter for three months previously. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Washington State’s Luke Falk in Game Against Stanford

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Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (4) throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here’s a photo for the AP used in the print edition for a Seattle Times story about Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (4) in his team’s 24-21 win over Stanford last Saturday in Pullman, WA. https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/fueled-by-chip-on-his-shoulder-wsu-qb-luke-falk-shows-a-rare-glimpse-of-his-emotions-in-win-over-stanford/