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 [...]

NJ Pride Month

NJ Pride Month

~It's summer (still) in the city, and Pride, too~ As it turns out, it's been a pretty busy summer, August in particular has been a hectic (yet good) month for a summer month. Hence, I'll be brief. August is also Pride Month in New Jersey. Here are a few recent images captured while walking the [...]

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, [...]

Dos & Don’ts

Dos & Don’ts

...of freelance-client relationships Ah, the small things in life.... This past weekend I read a book just to give my mind a break, no strings attached. I needed it for my sanity, and it allowed me the time to rethink my to-do and to-don't lists for the near and not-so-near future. That, in turn, helped [...]

More Learning from Photographers

More Learning from Photographers

...the story behind my obsession with (photographing) the VFT carnivore plant Here's an excerpt from my book, JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston: In 1993, Kurt Weston founded SWAN--Surviving With AIDS Network--a grassroots group that offered those living with HIV a safe place to be, socialize, and share their [...]

“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 [...]

Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Alina Oswald Photography Services. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. DID YOU KNOW:That I offer photography and photo editing services to small businesses and business professionals? That I offer one-on-one virtual photography classes and photo tutoring sessions, as well as image evaluation and photo portfolio review? Check it out and feel free to contact me with [...]

Photographing Fireworks

Photographing Fireworks

Here, in the U.S., this past weekend we celebrated Independence Day. This year we could gather outside again to ooh and aah at the magnificent fireworks display over the New York City area. There were lots of people, as you can see in the images posted below, hence, I did wear a mask at all [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]