Friday, November 6, 2009

Jake Parent for the Chronicle of Higher Education

I photographed Jake Parent at UC Santa Cruz awhile back for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Parent, a stellar student, received conditional acceptance to San Jose State University, his first choice school, yet after accidentally marking the wrong major on his online application, he was told he'd have to postpone starting school until the following semester. Instead of putting his plans on hold, Parent was luckily able to transfer to UCSC in time to start for the Fall 2009 semester. Because of California's budget crisis, state schools, such as San Jose State U., have started finding any kind of loophole in students' applications/admissions processes so that they have some justification for putting their admission on hold. Simply put, there are too many students at a time when schools are cutting classes and faculty so students are being told to postpone their higher education plans indefinitely.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Mostly Steampunk Halloween

Alison and I went to a Steampunk Halloween Party at our friend's house in Modesto. Tawny and Phil always have amazing parties making it well worth the drive into the valley. Everyone embraced the holiday spirt, and the costumes were fantastic. I hope that everyone else had a great halloween.

photos by Adm Golub

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A room to live and work in

Our living room doubles as Alison's office and a place to meet with couples for wedding consultations as well as a significant part of our home. We wanted to create a nice and personal space where we would feel comfortable with friends and family, but one that also allowed us to meet with people on a professional level.

To create the room, we started with the rug to give us the color palette, which was Alison's mom's idea - her mom helped create a design plan for the room. Then we chose colors for the walls and ceiling to match the rug (swiss coffee for the ceiling, whispering wheat for three walls, and terracotta red for the accent wall). Next, we painted a couple of salvaged tables to pull out the blues from the rug. We also had silk drapes made to not only help with insulation, but also give the place a little more of a "homey" feel. The furniture is a combo of thrift stores, Anthropologie, CB2, Therapy, and Ikea. We're still short one coffee table (which a friend is making), and wall art.

Photos by Adm Golub

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nikki Kellogg

About a month ago, I was approached to put together an aspiring dancer's portfolio. Nikki Kellogg, 22, is planning to move to L.A. to audition and make a push for being a dancer, and she said she needed a portfolio to show around. This was an entirely new project for me, and we spent quite a bit of time planning our shoots and what kind of photos she wanted to showcase her looks and talent. We did a combination of "studio-esque" shots with dancing in the street and more traditional head shots. Nikki was really wonderful to work with, which made my job a whole lot easier. Here are just a few of the photos that we made prints of for her final portfolio. Photos by Alison Yin

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Oakland Community Acupuncture

My friends and acupuncturists, Ky and Chris run Oakland Community Acupuncture, OCA. These guys are fantastic! They are very professional and when I am there I just want to hang out. Last year they hired me to shoot some images for them for the new website that they were building. Well, the website is up and you can check it out here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alison Yin Photo Shoot

This is a video I made of Alison's photo shoot of an aspiring dancer named Nikki. Her good friend Brandon helped out on the shoot - if you have a Neonsky website chances are good that you know him since he's the Neonsky Director of Communications. This is my first video assignment for Photo V at SFSU. I am hoping to incorporate stills into later projects.

Video by Adm Golub

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Geekfest 2009

I should have posted this awhile ago, but Geekfest 2009 is just around the corner. Unfortunately Adm and I can't go (we're booked every weekend this month), but it is sure to be a good and inspiring time. Check out the list of speakers - pretty awesome. Official schedule here.

There will also be a silent print auction. If you can't make the workshop, you can still donate a print (proceeds from which will benefit one of Melissa Lyttle's co-workers - read story here).

Sunday, August 9, 2009

First San Francisco Chronicle Assignment

The first story I covered for the San Francisco Chronicle was a sad one about accidental deaths in hospitals, but those are the breaks in photojournalism. I was honored to get the call. Please, check out the story here.

Photo: Adm Golub / Special to The Chronicle

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Destruction Derby Stan Co. Fair

I shot the Derby at the Stanislaus County Fair last night. As usual it was a lot of fun. Check it out at the Modesto Bee.
Video here.
Slide show here.
Story here.

Adm Golub/ The Modesto Bee.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Old Al, New Knees

You all keep asking me how my dad is doing. Well, he is great. He is able to do just about everything now except step on the break, and he didn't do that before. Having both of his knees replaced was hard on him, but he has bounced back and has even been spotted walking around Noah's in Modesto by himself. This picture was taken at Kiaser in Modesto the day after he had his surgery. He was in a lot of pain when this was taken, and the doctors were still having to give him blood. He told me during this visit that he was going to be ready to photograph this coming season. It looks like he might be right. He wont be able to kneel by then, but there are places he can stand and shoot from at the Raiders and the 49ers. The Old Guy still has it... Way to go Dad.

Photos by Adm Golub

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ice Cube, Hot Night

It was a very hot day when I picked up my assignment for the Ice Cube concert on 10th Street in Modesto for the Bee. I was excited for the challenge and decided to shoot without a flash - no safety net. I practiced during the warm up acts, but my D300 made it almost too easy. I kept waiting for the night air to cool, but when Ice Cube took the stage at 12:45am, it was still in the high 80s. After having been kicked out of the camera pit, all of us photographers had to work our way back into the back stage area, and then back into our positions. I only had about 15 Minutes to shoot since I couldn't burn too many overtime hours, and at the last second, Ice Cube's manager let me go on stage just before Cube threw up a "W" for the West Coast and the crowd went nuts. You can check out more photos at here.

(Adm Golub/ The Modesto Bee)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bear Flag

There is a new wine that has just come out called Bear Flag, and it is rather close to our hearts here at the Daily Double A. One of our closest friends, Beth Cutler, and Hillary, who's wedding Ali and I photographed last night, actually made this wine. It just hit shelves last Tuesday and I think that it is fantastic. Everything about this wine is very cool. You can check out the site for the wine here.

photos by Adm Golub