Water’s Soul

Water’s Soul

a preview A new sculpture has recently appeared on one of Jersey City's piers. Representing a giant, very white and very bright head of a young woman with her index finger touching her lips, in a shhhh-like gesture, the 80-ft sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa was, until recently, surrounded by cranes and other construction [...]

9/11-related Photography: The Tear Tower

9/11-related Photography: The Tear Tower

This September marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I've been photographing related events, memorials and commemorations throughout the years, and will be posting images here, from September 1 through September 11. So, stay tuned. Today, I'd like to share a few images of the Tear Tower memorial, in Bayonne, NJ: Tear Tower, Tear [...]

9/11-related Photography

9/11-related Photography

Strolling through the World Trade Center area, in New York City, always brings back memories. It's peaceful and also bittersweet. It offers an escape into a universe frozen in time and place, and yet still evolving, a metaphorical and physical place where we can still mourn, recollect our thoughts and selves, and where we can [...]

Backbone

Backbone

A look back at my first photography show I only caught glimpses of the 2020 Summer Olympics closing ceremony this past Sunday, August 8, 2021. Yet, the date and the event itself, brought back memories. "Backbone in B&W" original image featured my solo photo show with the same name at 32 Jones Gallery, Jersey City, [...]

“I’m Still Standing”

“I’m Still Standing”

...at least for now https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ6lXYdjMzh/ ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. This #tbt image shows a fireworks display turning into a wave of thick, dark smoke about to engulf Lady Liberty. Yet, she's still standing, facing the threat head on. Her torch, while seemingly insignificant next to the wave, reminds of a flicker of hope showing [...]

Learning from Photographers

Learning from Photographers

What I've learned about photography and life from award-winning photographer Kurt Weston In 2005, I came across an award-winning photograph posted online. It was called "The Last Light" and featured a man with a drawn face and ghostly eyes. He was sitting in a chair with his back at a tall window. He appeared as [...]

Selling Photo Art Through Fine Art America

Selling Photo Art Through Fine Art America

Ok, so, I bit the bullet and upgraded to a Premium Fine Art America membership so that I can upload an unlimited number of images and better promote those images. After all, I need a dedicated online "home" for my for-sale images. While I'll continue to use my Alina Oswald website as my main website, [...]

Minimalist Photography

Minimalist Photography

During this coronavirus pandemic I've spent months organizing and reorganizing pretty much everything around the house, a la Marie Kondo. I've also become interested in minimalist living (not the extreme kind) and, in the process, realized that I've always been a minimalist to a certain degree. Recently, I've also discovered that there is such a [...]

On Investing in New Photo Gear…

On Investing in New Photo Gear…

In a COVID-vaccine (but not quite post-COVID) time Now that the coronavirus vaccines are here and people are actually getting vaccinated, there are signs that hope might not be all lost and that there might be life after COVID. But does that mean that, as photographers, we should go ahead and invest in new gear [...]

When Photographing People during COVID-19

When Photographing People during COVID-19

Safety measures to consider when photographing people in 2021 yet still during the Coronavirus pandemic Believe it or not, thanks to individuals who still refuse to wear masks or to wear masks correctly and keep a safe distance, the coronavirus pandemic is still upon us, and so are the never-ending but never-enforced lockdowns, shutdowns, and [...]