Photographing Sandy Hook Beach, NJ

Photographing Sandy Hook Beach, NJ

Recently I've discovered Sandy Hook beach, in New Jersey. As it turns out, it's the perfect place to simply be and breathe. I'm fascinated by this place. In a way, Sandy Hook beach has it all: nature, history, and views of the NYC skyline; it also offers a momentary escape from everyday reality, especially during [...]

Giving Thanks?

Giving Thanks?

Three Notes on November 24, 2020: Thoughts on "being thankful" this yearIdeas for photographing Thanksgiving in a time of COVID-19Remembering Freddie Mercury It's Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., a time when people acknowledge who they're thankful to and what they're thankful for. But this is 2020, a year that quite possible will help us [...]

Photographing Garden State

Photographing Garden State

Since yesterday, July 27, was National New Jersey Day (who knew?), here are a few images to celebrate: Sundial on Jersey City Waterfront in black and white. (How do you measure a month in a life defined by Coronavirus pandemic?)Covid-19 USNS Comfort hospital ship arrives in NYC. ©Alina Oswald.Symposia bookstore. Hoboken, NJ. @2015 by Alina [...]

Art and Photography

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, [...]

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

Visiting NY beaches, considering the meaning of work/life balance through a creative prism, taking a moment to "think different" while away from the everyday noise.

What to Photograph: The NYC AIDS Memorial

What to Photograph: The NYC AIDS Memorial

Shape and Form: Photographing the New York City AIDS Memorial I write this on June 5, 2019, the National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Those living in or around NYC area might be aware of the NYC AIDS Memorial located around the corner from The Center and St. Vincent's Hospital in the West Village. The [...]

The Super Blood Wolf Moon

The Super Blood Wolf Moon

Photographing the Super Blood Wolf Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse of January 2019 in NYC Area I'll start with a question. Why do (total) lunar eclipses always have to take place on the coldest nights of the year? Last one I photographed happened on the night of winter solstice 2010. And I froze then, as [...]

Photographing Summer

Photographing Summer

Photographing Summer Here in the US, Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of summer. Summer is my favorite season. It symbolizes, among others, beautiful weather, nice temperatures, maybe even time to relax, to travel or go on an adventure, or carefree days.... We also tend to capture summer or, better said, our summer adventures, [...]

When All You Have Is an iPhone

When All You Have Is an iPhone

What to do when you unexpectedly end up photographing performances and shows with your smartphone   This past Sunday I went to see Steve Hayes perform Now That I Mention It at Pangea, in New York City. I had interviewed and photographed the award-winning comedian and actor for A&U Magazine, and I was looking forward [...]