Photographing the Pearl Harbor National Memorial

December 7, 1941 – December 7, 2021 Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This year we mark the 80th anniversary … More

The Brocken Spectre. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Calm Imagery

Lately, I’ve noticed terms like “calm images” or “calming photography” or popping up in online searches. I think it makes … More

Sunset at Haleakala. Haleakala National Park. Maui, Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Hawaii

Today, August 4, is President Obama’s birthday. Since he’s a Hawaiian native, and also since August 21, only a few … More

Hang Loose (like a mongoose). Hawaii handshake and touch-free handshake. Hand self-portraits in black and white. ©Alina Oswald.

Hand Portraits – Revisited

On the Renewed Significance and Symbolism of Photographing Hands–Hand Portraits and Gestures–in a Time of Covid-19 Months ago I started … More