Category: books

Symposia Bookstore in Hoboken, NJ. Photo ©2015 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Symposia Bookstore

On the importance of art and culture, and supporting local artist communities in a time of coronavirus pandemic Today is Good Friday for many people and I decided to post something for this Easter weekend. There's no doubt that spring holidays--Passover or Easter (Catholic or Orthodox)--are quite different this year for many of us. Maybe ...

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

Reflecting on Self, Creative Work and Life in a Time of Coronavirus

...and any extreme situation we might find ourselves in, for that matter As individuals we often find ourselves having to face many kinds of extreme situations--man-made or nature-made. Oftentimes, these extreme situations change our lives and our views on life. So, how about today, in a time of Coronavirus? COVID-19 has forced many of us--on ...

B&W nature photography by Alina Oswald on canvas at La Vie Galerie.

Creative Work as Holiday Gifts

This holiday shopping season, consider buying from living creatives--buy art from living artists and books from living authors.

Red. Superstitions. Vampire Photography by Alina Oswald

Photographing Halloween

Photographing Halloween

Times Square in b&w. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing in Times Square on Coming Out Day

Photographing portraits in Times Square.

Kurt Weston photography at OCCCA

A Brief (#tbt) Interview with Photographer Kurt Weston

A brief #tbt q&a with award-winning, legally blind photographer, and HIV and LGBTQ+ activist Kurt Weston.

World AIDS Day 2018 - opening night of Kurt Weston's show, Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston

Light, Vision and Story - A Post about Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston I mentioned photographer Kurt Weston , one of my first mentors, in a previous post. Here, I'd like to talk more about his amazing photography work. Kurt Weston is a photographer based in Orange County, California. I became aware of his work back ...