Thursday, February 28, 2008

What does Hep B, construction, Nancy Pelosi and the iPhone have in common?

They were all photo assignments I picked up for the Gaurdsman at City College of San Francisco.

Photos by Adm Golub

5 minute portrait

In the morning light in City Hall. Photo by Alison Yin

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


This is a bunch from what I have been shooting on the BART. I try to make a new photo every time I ride, but sometimes in the mourning I sleep on the way to school. I always kick myself when I wake up and I see a great shot I just missed.

Photos by Adm Golub

Little D celebrates

Little D of the McClymonds boys basketball team helps cheer on the girls team with his teammates during the girls' first playoff game. Unfortunately, their cheering wasn't enough to propel the girls to victory. Photo by Alison Yin

Monday, February 25, 2008

Mustard Flowers in Sonoma

Last week I participated on a commercial shoot in Sonoma, which is part of the Napa wine country. It was indeed very beautiful driving through vineyards and pastures full of blossoming mustard flowers. Photo by Alison Yin

Monday, February 18, 2008

Silence the Violence

Last Friday, I attended a vigil for all the recent slew of deaths that have occurred in Oakland the past couple of weeks. It was a bang bang assignment - ran there from a basketball game that went longer than expected, raced against the light, and then raced back to file before deadline. Phew. Photos by Alison Yin

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Protest in Berkeley

Last week I covered a protest in Berkeley that essentially turned out to be an anti-war/pro-war protest. This was the largest protest that I've covered to date. Apparently, the city of Berkeley spent $93,000 in extra cop coverage and overtime for the one-day event. I got my camera shoved in my face by a Marine, and the cops did nothing. That's tax-dollars well spent in my book. Photos by Alison Yin

First time at the Paramount

This was my first time at the Paramount Theater in downtown Oakland, and it is really an incredible venue. Great acoustics, beautiful architecture, spacious area. I got to photograph Jill Scott, but only her first three songs before the photogs got kicked out.

Consuela Patterson, 43, of Oakland, Calif., waits for the results of her AIDS test, which sits on the desk next to her in downtown Oakland. Patterson says she gets tested at least once a year, and after waiting 20 minutes for the results, she found out that she tested negative for HIV.
Photos by Alison Yin

Julia Morgan School for Girls and the Michael Show

These are pictures I snapped at Julia Morgan School for Girls while assisting Michael for School Picture Day.
Photos by Alison Yin

Monday, February 11, 2008


I feel like the news in Oakland has been dominated by a rising number of homicides. Although a lot are gang-related, some have just been really sad and totally bizarre.

This is a photograph of Raynisha Spencer, 18, who is a student at Edwards Shands Adult School in Oakland, Calif. She (and other classmates) came to school yesterday morning to be greeted with the news that her favorite and most influential professor, John Dennis, had been murdered over the weekend. Dennis had taught at three different higher education schools (all at the same time) throughout the Bay Area and was known for his enthusiasm and passion for caring for his students. He was killed in his home Saturday night and then driven to a beach. An officer pulled over the car and saw that an arm was poking out from a blanket and called for re-enforcement. Spencer says, "I just can't believe that someone would kill such a wonderful person." She continues, "Dr. D instilled passion for writing poetry in me and for learning, he made me want to come to school, and now I feel like that passion is gone." Photo by Alison Yin

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Howl

The Howl from Adm Golub on Vimeo.

Tucked into the foothills of the Sierra National Forest lies Coulterville, a small gold rush town. The town is along the original stage coach route to Yosemite National Park, and it has retained much of its character and culture of the mid 1800s. Each May, Coulterville hosts a coyote howling contest that draws tourists and locals alike and includes lots of music, frivolity, and howling galore.
Content and Production by Al Golub, Adm Golub, and Alison Yin

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Lots of Updates

Allen and Cindy from awhile back:

Two women in costume in Berkeley: one as a mouse, another as a cop/mermaid:

Dolly Fong, who is in her seventies, paints Chinese calligraphy in Alameda.

Neighbors painting a house as a billboard to urge people to vote NO against Measures A and B which would expand Children's Hospital:

From an Obama rally in Union City:

Mack Attack:
These are photos from a recent basketball game: McClymonds HS vs. Skyline (all in Oakland!)

Students at Mack who have measured lead and other metal fallout in the air. Not surprisingly, the levels are way too high:

Photos by Alison Yin

The Tennis Center

This is a short multimedia piece about the on-goings of the Tennis Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. All content and production by Alison Yin and Vicente Arenas.