Gadbadnotgood + Ghostface Killah. Mezzanine. San Francisco. California. 8.20.2015.

Speaking of Yutang…

I was texting the Yutang memes to team Ghostface Killah when I got them. They told me he was coming this way soon. I had been so busy lately that I wasn't paying attention to who are all coming to town. On the day of the show, I saw the email from Mezzanine and realized the show was that night. I texted them. They texted me back when they landed and asked if I was going. So I sorted it out and made it happen. But first, I brought all that bubble wrap the size of me backstage by myself walking from my house to the venue. Thankfully I do love physically comedy, but the struggle was real.

Ghostface Killah headlined with Badbadnotgood, who turned out to be some amazing jazz musicians. Make sure to check them out. Seriously. They are pretty young, but they are legit jazz musicians. What a magical night. Thanks for the good vibes everyone!

Image by Erin Venables.

Polaroid by James Pawlish.

Yutang vs. green screen. Goal Line. Pleasanton. California. 8.14.2015.

I grabbed the trapper hat, the chain, and the watch from the prop table and took this picture on the green screen on set.


By Stephen Hadinger

By Jason Perry

By Enya Persson

By Enya Persson

By Ryan Lee

By Robin Stice

By me

Amy Yvonne Fujioka.

Hi Haruhi, there is a new student in your class.

Illustration by Goldie Cai


American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): An Interview with Amy Yvonne Yu. 8.11.2015.

After I judged the American Society of Media Photographers' (ASMP) Best of 2015 Annual, I was interviewed regarding what I look for when reviewing portfolios for commercial photography along with some advice for photographers. Perhaps you may find this useful. Enjoy!

An Interview with Amy Yvonne Yu



Ex Machina.

I am become death, The Shatterer of Worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer


American Society of Media Photographers The Future of Photography in Advertising. SF Camerawork. San Francisco. 5.28.2015.

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Northern California asked me to speak on a panel this month on The Future of Photography in Advertising.

Register here: http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=1051#.VVLJs0szjRp

5.28.2015 7PM-9PM
SF Camerawork
1011 Market Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Paul Curtin Novio
Suzee Barrabee Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Mike Mazza Salesforce
Naomi Duckworth Heat
Jacqueline Fodor Venables Bell & Partners
Amy Yvonne Yu Virtually Nonexistent
Jason Goldheim i4Color

ASMP at the door $25
Others at the door $35



Closing of @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. Alcatraz Island. California. 4.26.2015.

Choices after waking up: To be true or to lie? To take action or be brainwashed? To be free or be jailed?
- Ai Weiwei

In my family's case, all of the above.

My family suffered greatly during the Cultural Revolution in China. My grandfather was thrown in jail for being a principal/educated. The rest of my family fled to Hong Kong piece by piece to escape the oppression. They lost everything. It was then a high priority to flee Hong Kong to escape its eminent return to China by 1997. That is how I came to live in California.

Having been to this exhibit on opening night, I have to say that this show is much different during the day. It feels more hopeful and less haunting.