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

Photographing the Garden State

Today is Election Day in New Jersey (also Virginia and other places). Hence, I thought to repost a few images … More

Water’s Soul

A Closer Look In my previous post I mentioned the new Water’s Soul sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa that … More

Ground Zero, NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

World Trade Center

Photographing the World Trade Center area in New York City Tomorrow is the first day of September. For twenty years … More

New York, NY

This past weekend was a holiday weekend–Memorial Day weekend–here, in the U.S.. It was a rainy, cold weekend, too. And … 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

Fall Colors. Bed of dry and dead leaves. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Giving Thanks?

Three Notes on November 24, 2020: Thoughts on “being thankful” this year Ideas for photographing Thanksgiving in a time of … 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

Covid-19 State of Mind. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Pandemic-Inspired Creative Work

On using creative work to capture pandemics such as HIV and AIDS, and the Coronavirus pandemic Oftentimes in life we … More

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 … More