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Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon on tripod. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon – First Impressions My very first prime lens was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, but, as a portrait photographer I’ve always wanted a prime f/1.4 lens. And so this past year, I spent months researching, considering and reconsidering my options. While there’re several prime f/1.4 lenses ideal for portrait photography, ...

Pano view of NYC silhouetted by sunrise light. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

2019 Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolutions First of all, I wish you all a wonderful New Year and hope that 2019 will be a good year for all of us. Also, many thank you for reading this blog. I truly appreciate it! New Year’s resolutions are like “droplets of hope” at the start of a new chapter ...

Remember: One More Look at Kurt Weston’s AIDS Retrospective Photographs

Remember: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective – 12/1/18 – 12/29/18 One More Look at Some of Kurt Weston’s AIDS Retrospective Photographs This weekend, on December 29, Kurt Weston’s photography show, Remember: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective comes to an end. That means, there is still time to stop by the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and ...

Kurt Weston: The Making of the Blind Vision Photography Series

A look back at the Blind Vision series of black-and-white self-portraits by award-winning photographer Kurt Weston I wrote about award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston and his Blind Vision series of black-and-white self-portraits, as well as about other images by the same artist in the November 2005 issue of A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. Here are ...

2018 – Highlights

Looking Back at My 2018 As the year draws to an end, I’d like to share with you a few of what I consider my highlights of this year. Interviewing and photographing the amazing artist, author and activist Avram Finkelstein for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. Photographing the blood supermoon lunar eclipse: Reconnecting with the Orange ...

Kurt Weston: The Making of the Dark Angel Image

REMEMBER: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective – A Closer Look at Some of the Images Included in Kurt Weston’s Show Dark Angel One of my favorite photographs by Kurt Weston is Dark Angel. The image is also included in Kurt Weston’s show, Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, running at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art from ...

Kurt Weston photography at OCCCA

Kurt Weston’s Photography Show Remember: An AIDS Retrospective

Remember: An AIDS Retrospective – Photography by Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston This December 1, World AIDS Day 2018, I found myself at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, attending Kurt Weston‘s show, Remember: An AIDS Memorial. I was honored and humbled in the same time to be part of the AIDS Then & Now ...