Category: photography

blogs about photography

Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Four Freedoms Park Photography

Art as a Means for Exploring, Documenting and Learning from History While oftentimes underappreciated, art is perhaps a multi-layered, complex application of human creative expression. In many ways, art is a universal language; a way of self-expression; a tool through which we learn about history, document our present and dare to envision our future. Roosevelt ...

Hand - Self-Portraits in Black-and-White. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Hand Portraits in Black & White

Hand (Self-)Portraits: On the Visual Language of Hand Gesture Captured in Black and White

Ron B: Portraits Through Time

Photographing celebrity host, actor and activist Ron B through the years I met Ron B in 2007. She was performing at a World AIDS Day event I was covering. The first thing that stood out to me, upon seeing her on stage, and then off stage, when she came to introduce herself to me, was ...

Fire Streaks. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographer’s Block…

What is photographer's block? Does it even exist? And what to do about it? Most people might have heard of writer's block, and some might have even experienced it. [It can be debilitating!] But how about photographer's block? Does photographer's block even exist, especially in this day and age of selfies and smartphoneography (made-up term ...

Empty chairs on an empty stage. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Meaningful Conversations

On the importance of still having meaning conversations with creatives The other day I was streaming a B&H workshop called How to Have a 20/20 Vision in 2020: Propel Your Conversation into Successful Relationships. That's how I found out about Conversations New York, which is definitely something worth checking out, I think. Let's Talk About ...

NYC at Night. View from The Whitney Museum. iPhone photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

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, ...

2020 New Year's fireworks celebrations. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

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. ...