Friday, December 28, 2007

Emerging anew

Over the last 10 years, my brother Abe, 28, has suffered through severe anxiety, depression, medication induced schizophrenic breaks and an Epstein-Barr like virus which all have drained him of his energy and kept him from venturing out on his own. Abe still lives at home and doesn't have a driver's license, not that he needs one because he is often too tired to get out of bed much less drive. This Christmas, however, was very different: with treatment from a new doctor, a new man has begun to appear out from behind the very young old man Abe has become. I love seeing these changes in him. When he actually stood up to look over someone's shoulder to get a better look at a family photo he passed through the light and I made this shot.

Photo by Adm Golub

Sunday, December 23, 2007

We're Crafty

Alison and I got a little creative this year wrapping Christmas presents. No, I haven't abandoned chanukkah, but I have decided to give gifts in whatever spirt another wishes to receive one. Alison's gift wrap job for her mother is on the right and my gift wrap job for our building manager is on the left. And, yes, that is a Dior bow thanks for noticing.

Photo by Adm Golub

Thursday, December 20, 2007


How do you know who you are, and what if you are multicultural or were adopted into another race? This project examines the lives of three Asian Americans and how they deal with these questions and more.

I did this project for my Asian American studies class and decided to use it as my first attempt to use Brightcove to output flv to the internet. So, what do you think?

Produced by Adm Golub

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 30 students who completed high school but not the state exit exam graduate after preparing for and passing the test through a joint program between Oakland and Alameda school districts, the Peralta Community College District, and the Oakland Adult and Career Education Center. The graduation ceremony took place in the Laney College Theater in Oakland, Calif. Photos by Alison Yin

Lily Bo

This is Adm's baby niece Lily Bo and her mama Jennye. Photos by Alison Yin

Friday, December 14, 2007

Daily work

This is Raymundo Orozco, 11. He attends Esperanza elementary school in one of East Oakland's roughest neighborhoods. Although he's been in several fights at school, he is participating in a Safe Ambassador's program so that he can help make his school a safer place.

This is Erin Neel. She runs "Oakland Unwrapped," an online marketplace for local artists and businesses. I photographed her in her beautiful studio apartment in downtown Oakland.
Photos by Alison Yin

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hanging out in East Oakland

James Albright, 18, of Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., is this week's "Athlete of the Week" for his supa dupa basketball skills. He is a small forward and a power forward.

Later in the day, I attended Mass in honor of the Virgin Guadalupe. There were dancers who performed traditional Aztec dances. Photos by Alison Yin/Oakland Tribune

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Daily Double A speaks at SFBAPPA Digital Conference

Alison and I took part in a blogging panel at SFBAPPA's annual Digital Conference. We had a lot of fun and Alison became the new Coordinator of SFBAPPA's Mentor Program.

Fred Larson shares his video mojo and you can look at his photos from around San Francisco here.

I think that Cyndy Green might actually be blogging in this photo check it out here.

Geri Migielicz talks about

Daniel Sato was another one of the bloggers who talked, and you should check him out here.

Clifford Oto and I had a little bit of a shoot out. Oto is one of the hardest working photojournalists and you can check out his blog here.

Photos by Adm Golub

Friday, December 7, 2007

In their Faces

Some recent shots I took in rather close proximity. Photos by Adm Golub

First with the Oakland Tribune

For my first assignment with the Oakland Tribune, I went to a community center in East Oakland to photograph actor Delroy Lindo talking to the kids about his film career. Although Delroy was very interesting, I enjoyed the time I spent with the kids on the playground best.
Photos by Alison Yin