Photographing the Pearl Harbor National Memorial

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 of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Years ago I had a chance to visit the Hawaii islands. While in Honolulu, I decided to take the bus to Pearl City, to visit the memorial. As I [...]

On Submitting to Photo Contests

On Submitting to Photo Contests

Yesterday I posted a note announcing the new Out IN Jersey Magazine photo contest, FREE to submit. That brings up the question: how does an image-maker prepare to submit to photo contests? Here are a few things to consider: Some of my b&w nature photography on canvas as displayed at La Vie Galerie. Submission fee: [...]

Out IN Jersey Magazine Photo Contest

Out IN Jersey Magazine Photo Contest

A new photo contest FREE to enter I know, I know, the 2021 holiday season is upon us. Still, this time of year is also a time to think ahead at new possibilities and opportunities. Hence, how about trying your hand and submitting to a brand new (and FREE to enter) photography contest judged by [...]

Let’s Talk About Art

Let’s Talk About Art

So, yesterday, I had a wonderful, kinda impromptu meeting with New Jersey visual artist Joe LaMattina. We got together for coffee and a chat about art and the art of making art. It was a wonderful and much-needed break, a momentary escape from the craziness of life. And it was yet another reminder of how [...]

Water’s Soul at Night

Water’s Soul at Night

A couple of nights ago I finally made it to the waterfront, hoping to photograph the Water's Soul, only to find out that the park surrounding the sculpture closes at night. Hence, I couldn't get too close, but did capture a few images. https://www.instagram.com/p/CWUsMrYM1oA/ Water's Soul at Night. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. For more, [...]

Photographing Artist and Activist Wolfgang Busch at The A-List Awards 2021

Photographing Artist and Activist Wolfgang Busch at The A-List Awards 2021

Photographing the award-winning Art from the Heart owner, filmmaker, and LGBTQ+ activist Wolfgang Busch at The A-List award ceremony in Long Island, NY When award-winning activist and filmmaker Wolfgang Busch asked if I wanted to photograph him at this year's A-List Award ceremony in Long Island, NY, I wholeheartedly said "Yes!" I've always enjoyed interviewing [...]

Photographing the Garden State

Today is Election Day in New Jersey (also Virginia and other places). Hence, I thought to repost a few images from my travels up and down the Garden State. Images from NYC Metro area and Jersey City for DPA slideshow. View from Tear Tower, Bayonne, NJ.Jersey City waterfront pano. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.A Covid-19 [...]

Water’s Soul

Water’s  Soul

A Closer Look In my previous post I mentioned the new Water's Soul sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa that opened to the public on a Jersey City pier. I finally made it to the sculpture and was able to capture a few images. For now, here are a few close-up shots. More to follow [...]

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 [...]

On Replacing Your Photo Gear

On Replacing Your Photo Gear

During this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, I've truly embraced minimalism and, with the help of Marie Kondo's book and Netflix series, I've reorganized my place, my image files and everything else in between. And while I've done it several times, I'm yet to be completely done. Not just yet. In an effort to continue reorganizing, restructuring [...]