Kurt Weston photography at OCCCA

Kurt Weston’s Photography Show Remember: An AIDS Retrospective

Remember: An AIDS Retrospective – Photography by Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston This December 1, World AIDS Day 2018, I found myself at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, attending Kurt Weston‘s show, Remember: An AIDS Memorial. I was honored and humbled in the same time to be part of the AIDS Then & Now ...

World AIDS Day 1988-2018

World AIDS Day: 1988 – 2018 Today is World AIDS Day. Founded day thirty years ago, on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is a day when we look back at the history of the pandemic, remember those we’ve past, celebrate the lives of those living with the virus–long-term as well as newly-diagnosed–and take a ...

How I Got That Shot – Planets Collide

How I Got That Shot – Planets Collide Quite a few years ago I joined a photo group here in New York City area. As part of the group, we were to work on various assignments. One of the assignments asked us to create an image with an end-of-the-world theme. So I came up with ...

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season It’s that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner. So, here are a few gift ideas for those interested in reading, writing and photography…and not only. Some of my favorite things: After Silence, an award-nominated book by ACT UP activist and artist Avram Finkelstein The ...

Creative Work: Purpose, Protest and Passion

Creative Work: Purpose, Protest, Passion (and not necessarily in that particular order) Recently, an ACT UP activist reminded me of the purpose of our creative work as well as of our responsibility to create a certain kind of work. Speaking of the activist art made at the height of the AIDS pandemic, he noted, “we ...

On Upgrading Your Gear

On Upgrading Your Photography and Lighting Gear The annual PDN Photo Plus Expo is a great way to keep up with the latest and greatest photo and lighting gear, and not only. It’s also a welcoming excuse to look through old gear and recheck, re-evaluate, and consider upgrading, if necessary. But deciding on what new ...

Halloween Photography

Halloween Photography What to Photography for Halloween? When we think of capturing a visual interpretation of Halloween, oftentimes we think of photographing the Halloween Parade, vampires, ghosts, cemeteries, and the like. But how else can we capture Halloween? We can try capture the usual Halloween-related subjects, but in a new, unique, way, if possible. Or, ...

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