Thursday, January 31, 2008

Portraits, of sorts

Mo Mashhoon has restored a building in downtown that was the first skyscraper. This building has been empty and derelict since it was damaged in the earthquake of 1989.

Norman Fong of TechBargains in Emeryville.

Maggie Fleming is an Obama enthusiast who has been volunteering loads of time for the campaign. She gets a break after Super Tuesday.

Wesley Edwards is athlete of the week. He is a junior power forward for Alameda High School.

Photos by Alison Yin/The Oakland Tribune

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Bart Photos

This project keeps becoming more fun to shoot as, day by day, I struggle to find new ways to give each photo a different look. The easy part is finding something new to photograph.

Photos by Adm Golub

Monday, January 28, 2008

Today is Adm's 27th Birthday!

So I made him a cake and took his picture. I know the last two photos are a bit redundant, but I can't decide which one I like better. Photos by Alison Yin

Went to a Warriors-Nets Game

For the North Carolina fans, Brandon Wright didn't even get out of his warm-ups, and Vince Carter brought his A-game.

The Monta Ellis show:
Writhing in pain on the floor.

He's a shorty in the NBA.

Photos by Alison Yin

The Oratorical Fest

I produced a soundslide on the Oratorical Fest at Cleveland Elementary School in Oakland. Photos by Alison Yin

Click the first image to see the Soundslide

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Robbie Brigham, 16, is a point guard at McClymonds High, and she is athlete of the week.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Here are some photos from assignments in December and January - maybe even some from November. I'm a bit behind on my blogging.
Well, I saw Bill Clinton, but clearly was not able to get close to him. Rats. It was still pretty cool to listen to him speak.

A birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Oakland.

These kids have lice.

An anti-abortion rally. Two women with opposite view points go at it finger to finger. I really detest it when parents shove signs into little kids' hands - children who most likely not old enough to form their own view point.

Last week I attended a press conference for teachers in the Oakland Unified School District. Teachers are working on negotiating a new contract that will include higher salaries and fewer kids in each class among many other completely valid requests. The conference was especially emotional in the wake of nine year old Christopher Rodriguez being struck by a stray bullet a couple of weeks ago while taking a piano lesson at his school. Teachers and educators seem to be one of the most under-valued professions in this country.

These are a few photos that I did for the Detroit News on green cars. No place seems to be greener than Santa Monica, which is where all these were made.

Photos by Alison Yin

Friday, January 18, 2008

Chapel Hill, wild life

Alison and I went to Chapel Hill for a photo conference and I finally got to meet some her closest friends. It was eye opening to see what Alison's college years were like. I loved Chapel Hill! All of the people I met were fantastic. So, here are some photos.

Photos by Adm Golub

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Updates from the East side

Harlem Globetrotter Anthony "Buckets" Blakes visited children in downtown Chinatown to show them some of his moves and tricks.

Wandering around East Oakland. Photos by Alison Yin

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Cathedral the Christ of the Light

On New Year's eve, I had an assignment to photograph this Cathedral in Lake Merritt (Oakland of course) that has been in construction since 2000. The place was supposed to be all lit up as a gift for the community. Adm came with me, and in attempt number one, we found a great spot to shoot from and met a very nice security guard named Al Green, but no lights from the Cathedral. I grabbed this pic:

For attempt number 2, I received a call from the Cathedral's PR guy who informed me that the lights were now working. Went back up on January 2 with a tripod and Ross's company to grab this pic:

Photos by Alison Yin

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Vote Adm 2008

You have a minute, vote for my photo, "A Greeley Hill Sunset," at

Just click on the poster of my photo and go to the site:

Thanks for your time