Category: creatives

Hand - Self-Portraits in Black-and-White. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Reflecting on Self, Creative Work and Life in a Time of Coronavirus

...and any extreme situation we might find ourselves in, for that matter As individuals we often find ourselves having to face many kinds of extreme situations--man-made or nature-made. Oftentimes, these extreme situations change our lives and our views on life. So, how about today, in a time of Coronavirus? COVID-19 has forced many of us--on ...

Hand - Self-Portraits in Black-and-White. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Hand Portraits in Black & White

Hand (Self-)Portraits: On the Visual Language of Hand Gesture Captured in Black and White

Fire Streaks. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographer’s Block…

What is photographer's block? Does it even exist? And what to do about it? Most people might have heard of writer's block, and some might have even experienced it. [It can be debilitating!] But how about photographer's block? Does photographer's block even exist, especially in this day and age of selfies and smartphoneography (made-up term ...

Empty chairs on an empty stage. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Meaningful Conversations

On the importance of still having meaning conversations with creatives The other day I was streaming a B&H workshop called How to Have a 20/20 Vision in 2020: Propel Your Conversation into Successful Relationships. That's how I found out about Conversations New York, which is definitely something worth checking out, I think. Let's Talk About ...

NYC at Night. View from The Whitney Museum. iPhone photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Art and Photography

How visiting museums and art galleries can better our photography work First of all, I admit that, as a photographer, I should make more time time to go to museums and galleries more often, especially when I'm a lucky gal (I realize that) living pretty close to famous museums such as The Met, The Whitney, ...

B&W nature photography by Alina Oswald on canvas at La Vie Galerie.

Gifts from/for Photographers

Gifts for the holidays, for and from photographers.

B&W nature photography by Alina Oswald on canvas at La Vie Galerie.

Creative Work as Holiday Gifts

This holiday shopping season, consider buying from living creatives--buy art from living artists and books from living authors.