Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MJC Logging Team

Here are some quick photos I made in the freezing rain up near Twain Harte a few weeks ago. They're of the Modesto Junior College logging team - a sport I never knew about!

Here's a link to a nice story by John Holland.

Photos by Alison Yin

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Heidi Holden

Here are some portraits of Heidi Holden I made a little while ago - she's launching her own nutritionist business and needed a fresh face for a fresh biz. Nothing too fancy - just clean, simple, professional and flattering.

Photos by Alison Yin

Monday, March 15, 2010

Night at the Elbo Room and Casanova

These are some photos from a night out at the Elbo Room and Casanova. I don't know, I kinda like them...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Oaksterdam University for Chronicle of Higher Education

I spent a day making photos at Oaksterdam University for Chronicle of Higher Education a few weeks ago. Oaksterdam University, America's first cannabis college, teaches all aspects of the cannabis industry so that students are prepared to find work in one of the hundreds of dispensaries in California or to start their own business. I'm pretty unfamiliar with this scene so it was great to get exposed to a new world, and everyone was super friendly.

Photos by Alison Yin

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Taiwanese New Year

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Emilie took me to an annual Taiwanese New Year celebration in a downtown Oakland loft/warehouse. It was an impressive event - great food, fire dancing and a Bollywoodesque play with lots of interesting costumes - all coordinated by Jennie Chuang.

It was nice to take photos just for fun, which I haven't done in quite awhile. One camera, one lens, no deadlines... and the most beautiful tiger I've ever seen!

Photos by Alison Yin

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mmmmmmm Veggies!

In an effort to eat healthy, organic foods, Alison and I have began receiving a fresh produce box from River Dog Farms. Each week, we get a box of seasonal fruits and vegetables that taste so fresh and delicious. The box has introduced us to lots of new vegetables, forcing us to learn how to cook with new ingredients including romanesco, rapini, kale, chard and turnips. If you're in the Bay Area, I definitely recommend this - not only do you end up eating more veggies, but you're supporting a local organic farm!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year!

In the spirit of Chinese New Year, here are some photos from a celebration at the Senior Center in Modesto.

Photo by Alison Yin for the Modesto Bee

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


While I was scouting for another shoot I saw some wild turkeys. I don't know what everyone was thinking when I went running across the hills chasing after the birds. These guys live in the hills above Oakland. I had a blast getting these. Next time I will take some longer lenses.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The sweet smell of smoke

I went back home after the new year to see my parents and there was some pile burning underway. I still love the smell of smoke. I feel like I am home when I smell it. Here are some photos of the guys working in the smoke.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

First [X]Press photo assignment

I shot my first assignment for the [X]Press, SF State's student Newspaper, yesterday. I had fun shooting the assignment even though, as you can tell, the images I came away with are no the most exciting. The story was about classes being added to the school's schedule at the last minute. I guess I just like shooting daily assignments.

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