Saturday, December 15, 2007

12/15 The American Democracy Institute Photo Booth

I set up a photo booth for donors and guests at The American Democracy Institute holiday party. Current TV hosts Max Lugavere (above) and Jason Silva helped host the party with friends Tara and Nolina (see them in the slide show here:). I ended up keeping the photo booth going until almost midnight and we had a lot of laughs.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12/12 Scion House Party w/ TTC

Scion Magazine held another house party at The Viper Room, this time featuring the French Rap group TTC along with some French DJ's. They had a refreshing sound and good energy. Slide Show.

Friday, December 7, 2007

12/3-12/7 PA on Jacques Olivar Fashion Shoot

Jacques Olivar shoots a model for Italian Marie Claire Magazine (photo: Colin Young-Wolff)
I worked production on a really cool fashion shoot w/ Kona and Legend Photo a few weeks ago. The photographer, Jacques Olivar, was amazing and the whole crew was awesome as well. After the five day shoot I have been inspired to try and shoot some fashion of my own so I'm setting up a couple of tests and we'll see how they go!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Scion 11/17 Scion Art Gallery: Rugs during Wartime and Peacetime

The Rug Art of Mark Mothersbaugh was displayed at the Scion Art Gallery to a lively crowd that included Jason Lee, Shepard Fairey, and many other talented artists and guests. Check the Scion website or click here for my slideshow.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

11/11-11/14 Mel Karch photo shoot for Marie Claire Magazine

Mel Karch photographs a model for Marie Claire Magazine (photo: Colin Young-Wolff)
Kona and Yasuko from Legend Photo Productions hired me to be the on-site producer for one of my favorite photographer's 4 day photo shoots. In between production/coordination issues I was able to witness cool moments like this one which I snapped on Mel Karch's point and shoot camera while she photographed a model in a horse drawn carriage in Red Rock, CA (a beautiful spot around 2 hours North of LA).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

11/11 Lodi's boat party!

Newly married, Zack and Irene celebrated "the day after" with a cruise through Marina Del Rey with their families. Congrats Lodi! Here's a slide show w/ a few of my faves from the afternoon:

Friday, November 9, 2007

11/09 Lodi's Rehearsal Dinner

After finishing up w/ the Chameleon Chair shoot I battled 2 hours of traffic to arrive just in time (well maybe 15 minutes late) for Zack and Irene's rehearsal dinner at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It was a huge event including music, dancing, food and singing and even Zack busting out on the Clarinet. Slide show

11/09 Chameleon Chairs Ad shoot

In a non-event photo job my Dad ( and I photographed an advertisement for Chameleon Chairs (check their website to see our individual chair product shots). Here is the ad w/o text and logo. I will replace it once they send us a digital file of the actual ad.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

11/08 Scion Easy Ten Filmmakers Series

Scion sponsored short films by 10 up and coming filmmakers and held a screening on November 8th @ Social Hollywood which included free food, free drinks, a DJ, and screenings of all the films. Plus get behind the scenes for a couple of the interviews with the filmmakers in my slideshow:

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

11/07 Scion Magazine Metal Interviews

Wed night Scion Magazine had me come photograph the pre-show interviews with two metal bands before their Viper Room "house party" performances.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

10/10-10/14 The Echo Project Music Festival

Scott Salter and I headed out to Atlanta to document a green music festival called The Echo Project for Current TV. Check out the pod we made and go comment on it on! Also, here is a slideshow of the few still images I took while there.

Monday, October 8, 2007

10/08 Partner's in Care Golf Tournament

Monica had me come out to shoot her company Partner in Care's golf tournament fund raiser for the second straight year. The event had some beautiful weather, great people and lots of money raised for a good cause. Slide show

Thursday, October 4, 2007

10/1/07 UCLA Sorority Bid Day

I photographed Theta's bid day for 575 Productions which was a nice change of pace. Gotta shoot all different types of events to keep it fresh. =)

9/28 Photo Booth @ Bagavagabonds Party

The Bagavagabonds had me come set up a photo booth at their dope Beatle's inspired party last Friday night. The booth eventually got crowded and I think a good time was had by all. We also celebrated Ian's bday that night. Happy Birthday Ian! More Bagavagabond events coming soon and you would be wise to peep them (along with this Slide Show)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

9/24 Solar World Event

Solar World held a corporate event on the beautiful Queen Mary before a big solar energy festival in Long Beach. The event included some swing dancing and music from Zoot Suit Revue. Slide show:

Saturday, September 22, 2007

9/22 Sara B's New Music Video

I was lucky enough to shoot behind the scenes still photographs of Sara Bareilles' new music video for Love Song. I just put up a slide show w/ some of the images to correspond with her video being out so check them out here!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

9/15 Scion Art Gallery: Aussie Characters

The latest Scion art gallery featured some tight Australian artists with the art ranging from sculptures to cool paintings and photos. Pink came in and immediately bought three pieces from one of the artists, adding some intrigue to an otherwise quiet night. See more photos here:

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

9/12 Scion Metal Show

Wednesday night at The Viper Room I photographed Pelican for Scion Magazine. Their grooves impressed and surprised me as I'm not a huge metal fan, but I definitely enjoyed their show. Slide show

Sunday, September 9, 2007

9/9 Scion Highway

The morning after the ASR Convention I drove from San Diego to Santa Barbara to shoot the Scion Highway event. Hundreds of Scion owners drove their cars up from Dodger stadium for free food, drinks, carnival games, music and Scion giveaways. Slide show:

Saturday, September 8, 2007

9/7-9/8 ASR Convention, San Diego

Four blank walls became canvasses for 20 artists at the ASR Convention in San Diego (put on by the non-profits ISM Community Magazine and The Glue Network). Each wall had an environmental theme and it was sick to watch them come to life.
Check next quarter's ISM Community Magazine to see my photos in print!
You can see a slide show w/ a bunch of my photos here:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

8/31-9/4 On Tour w/ Sara B and crew!

Sara Bareilles invited me out to the California portion of her tour w/ Jon McLaughlin and Raining Jane. It was another amazing experience... check out this slide show to get a glimpse of life on the road for Sara B and crew.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

8/26 F Yeah Fest w/ Midnight Movies

I have an ongoing idea for a project called (coming soon?) featuring behind the scenes photos, interviews, video, tour photos etc of cool bands in the area. The rockin' LA band Midnight Movies invited me to their recording studio to document their experience at the F Yeah Fest in LA. I followed Gena and the band around as they loaded gear, chilled in the Green room, talked outside, and performed a great set. The project is still waiting to materialize so I'll post the photos here for now (also a couple from their performance @ The Hammer). Check out the band's myspace page for some sweet musica.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

8/25 Scion Art Gallery: To The Masses

Lots of homies rolled out to this show which was awesome... we were rolling 15-20 deep, so thanks to all of you who supported the artwork and artists. Afterward, that In & Out sure tasted great also. Images should be up here .

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

8/1 Scion House Party

This event was off the hook! I have never felt so much energy at a concert (or a photo shoot for that matter). There were probably 5 photographers and 3 videographers on stage, plus 20 fans or so, all dancing like crazy to the sick DJ's Justice, Kavinsky, Sebastien and Busy P. Click here to see a slide show.

Friday, July 27, 2007

07/27 Arthur and Yu Photos and Interview

Another band Nat and I discovered while covering The Album Leaf was Arthur and Yu, a beautiful and melodic group who had just started performing together when we were lucky enough to catch them. Sensing a bright future we decided to interview them for The Glass Curtain (to exist some day soon...?). Check the interview here (questions written by Nat Bach) and a short slide show of their performance @ El Rey.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

5/19-27 Tourin' w/ Raining Jane

Images from a week on tour w/ RJ:
Photos: © Colin Young-Wolff 2007

Raining Jane and I have a lot of history. They were the first band I ever shot studio portraits of, the first band who ever used my photos on a CD cover or flier, and the first band to take me on tour w/ them. Touring with these four girls was eye opening, if not life changing. To see four people actually living their dream (they tour 9 months out of the year) is ridiculously inspiring. Photographing shows across the Pacific Northwest, meeting amazing people in each town that we visited, shooting day in the life and portrait photos, celebrating birthdays and going out to bars, crashing in random hotels and houses, but each day filled with the common thread of beautiful music... the response from fans and the crowd, often with tears in their eyes. Wow.

To see a slide show with photos from one entire day in the life of RJ on tour, click here: