Notes on Writing the Artist Statement

On Writing about Photography: Drafting the Artist Statement Writers would rather write an article or essay than a query letter to an editor to pitch that article or essay. They'd rather write a book than a synopsis. That's because it often seems to be so much harder to write a one-page query letter than a ...

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On Photographing Weddings

Photographing Weddings - A Comprehensive Photographic Experience Although I've been photographing for publications and small businesses for several years now, I've started shooting weddings only a few short years ago. The experience (of shooting weddings, especially as a main photographer) can be quite overwhelming, but it can also teach you a lot, and not only ...

Self-Portraits. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

What I Would Tell My Younger Self

Note to self, at the beginning of the New Year A couple of years ago I was at an event at Symposia bookstore, in Hoboken, New Jersey. By the way, thanks to its dedicated manager, Carmen Rusu, Symposia is the place to be while in Hoboken. A block away from the waterfront, Symposia offers an ...

Photographing Pets

Dog and Cat Photography I usually photograph portraits, mostly men, editorials, and engagements and weddings. Every once in a while, I get to photograph pets, by themselves or with their owners, for business and for fun. I love animals, dogs in particular. Photographing pets can be fun. It usually puts me in a good mood--I ...

Into the Sunset. Lensbaby Photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

What Doesn’t Kill You…and Other 2017 Resolutions

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, or so they say. I haven't been sick in decades, but I did get sick right before Thanksgiving and, while it hasn't killed me (yet), I'm still struggling to completely get rid of it, this nasty, lingering...thing that has taken over my existence for over a month now. ...

My 12 Defining Moments of 2016

When does the final countdown of an year begin? Is it Thanksgiving? Is it the winter holidays? Either way, as this year is coming to an end (they always do, don't day?), I try to take that last look at 2016 and remember it by some of, what I consider, its most remarkable events. So, ...

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25 Years of Art and Understanding

Happy Silver Anniversary A&U! Some of you might know that I'm Arts Editor of A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine, but I've been writing for the publication for almost fifteen years and counting. And along the way, I've got to meet fantastic people, mentors, and discover my passion in life. I'm not kidding! Some might also know ...

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