Love in (and for) Photography

Pride Hearts in Jersey City. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Since today is Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about love…photographing love, that is, and also our love for photography.

Love comes in various shapes and forms. Sometimes it shows itself in brief encounters that might turn into lifelong experiences.

But how do we capture love in photography?

Oftentimes we get to photograph couples, proposals, engagements, weddings, and wedding anniversaries.

Sometimes we capture love as it appears in everyday life: a gesture, a touch, a smile, or teary eyes.

There is love for our parents and mentors, and love and longing for childhood places and memories we hold dear. There’s love for the places we call home. And then there’s love (and respect) for Mother Nature.

Oftentimes we capture love in photography through images that show our love for photography.

Photographing Couples:

Photographing Weddings:

Love for fitness, the willpower of keeping ourselves in the best shape possible:

It seems that everything in life is an “uphill battle.” Is love (in all or any of its forms) an uphill battle?

An Uphill Battle. ©Alina Oswald.

There’s love, passion and dedication for a cause, be that women’s rights, human rights, equal rights, animal rights, or peace for that matter. Because after all, Silence = Death

Silence = Death poster 30th anniversary - reflections
Reflections of Silence = Death poster at Leslie-Lohman Museum, on the 30th anniversary of the poster. ©Alina Oswald.

…and we don’t want to be silent or silenced.

Love as a passion for our work, for what we do for a living, especially when it comes to creative work:

In the above images: actor, advocate and celebrity host of the award-winning show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, Ron B. Photos ©Alina Oswald.

And there’s love and definitely passion when it comes to the world of sports:

Celebrations in Berlin, Germany. World Cup 2010. Photo ©Alina Oswald.

Love for our pets:

And so much more….

I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

And, as always, thanks for stopping by,

Alina Oswald

The Price of Love. Garden ornament, Sylt, Germany. Photo ©Alina Oswald.

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