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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, ...


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 ...

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season. Again. I spent this past weekend preparing images for clients–wall photo art, calendars, metal prints and the like. And it got me thinking…the holiday season is, indeed, upon us. I don’t usually hit the malls and shopping centers, unless I absolutely have to or there’s something to do with photo/lighting gear, ...


Photographing One’s (Own) Self   Self-portraits can teach us a lot, especially for those of us, portrait and headshot photographers, and not only. Self-portraits help reveal who we are as creatives, and also as individuals. More often than not, photographers feel at home behind the camera. Place them in front of their own lens, and ...

Flooded street during Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Remembering Hurricane Sandy

Remembering Superstorm Sandy in pictures.


Urban Animals

“Urban Animals Television Series Celebrated National Launch with Pet and Fashion Filled Gala,” announced the press release. The event brought together fashion and fitness celebrities, and animal lovers.  Among those attending the D Pet Hotel event–Tony Sawicki, Urban Animals show producer and host, and fitness model Clint Kukla and his Alaskan Malamute, Balto. Co-producer and ...