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 [...]

Photographing Pride

Photographing Pride

It's June, it's summer, and it's Pride Month. As I've covered and photographed Pride-related events for years, and have always found the experience uplifting, inspiring, and exciting. Last year, because of the pandemic, there were only virtual Pride events. This year, though, small Pride festivals and events are happening live, in person, again. If you're [...]

Gear (and Self) Care in a Time of Coronavirus

Gear (and Self) Care in a Time of Coronavirus

On keeping yourself and your photo gear as safe as possible when photographing on location in a time of coronavirus "Go wash your hands!" My mom would say every time I would show up for any meal. An infectious disease doctor treating contagious diseases day in and day out, she never, ever brought home any [...]

2020: New Year’s Resolutions

2020: New Year’s Resolutions

2020 New Year's Resolutions Now that the holidays are over, the glitter swept away and quietly discarded, and the fireworks smoke dispersed in the night's air, we find ourselves "back to life, back to reality." 2020 New Year's fireworks celebrations. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. The reality is that it's the year 2020. [...]

Photographing Pride Through the Years

Photographing Pride Through the Years

June is Pride Month. I usually go to NYC Pride to photograph and meet with friends. I've photographed NYC Pride for years. Love the colors, the energy, the mood. Here are a few of the images of Pride I've taken over the years. And I'll add a few more, I guess, after this Pride Sunday. [...]

Preserving Memories

Preserving Memories

Preserving Memories - The Case of the Katyn Memorial As photographers--or writers or creatives, in general--we get to capture moments, preserve memories. For those familiar with the Katyn memorial in Jersey City, the memorial, itself, might soon become a memory. If you haven’t seen the Katyn memorial on the waterfront, in Jersey City, you should...and [...]

Photographing Performing Artists

Photographing Performing Artists

Over the years I've interviewed and photographed many performing artists in studio and on the set. They are actors, musicians, advocates, and inspiring people. Here are a few examples: Ron B's show, No Boundaries-Up Close and Personal: Music Performances Performing artists Lovari at JC Pride: Others: Other performances include photographing actor and comedian Steve Hayes [...]

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July! Happy Birthday America! I've photographed the Fourth of July fireworks in NYC area for several years. Here are a few images:     And here are a few images from across America. Enjoy! Happy Independence Day! NY/NJ: Philly: New Orleans: Grand Canyon: Las Vegas:   Arizona: Hawaii: Here there are more [...]