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Backbone

Backbone – On the ten-year anniversary of my solo photography show and related photography book, and on photographing the 2008 NYC Pride March in the rain Did you know…that my first solo photography show, Backbone, opened ten years ago today, on August 8, 2008, at 32 Jones Gallery in Jersey City? Yes it did. How ...

What Remains…

Defining Our Legacy A quote from the movie P.S. I Love You reminds, “None of us come out of [this world] alive.” I’ve thought of it often, in particular this year, a time, in my own life, marked by loss and impending loss…. But since we can’t leave this world alive, what do we leave ...

Photographing Pride Through the Years

June is Pride Month. I usually go to NYC Pride to photograph and meet with friends. I’ve photographed NYC Pride for years. Love the colors, the energy, the mood. Here are a few of the images of Pride I’ve taken over the years. And I’ll add a few more, I guess, after this Pride Sunday. ...

Photographic Drafts

Drafts in Photography We know what a draft is in writing, but how would we define a draft in photography? Is there such a thing as a draft or first draft in photography? I guess it is. In general, a draft is a work in progress, something that is not yet ready to be shown ...

Helicopter in the Sky. Photo by Alina Oswald.

New Gear: Nikon 28-300mm all-in-one lens

New Gear – Nikon 28-300mm Lens Lately I’ve been taking a second, and third look through my gear–photo and lighting gear–trying to decide what and if to sell and/or replace old lenses and whatnot. I’ve looked at what I thought I’d like to photograph years ago and what I used to photograph more, and the ...

June 5 – HIV Longterm Survivors Awareness Day

Journeys Through Darkness Capturing the AIDS epidemic in pictures and words Today is June 5, HIV long-term survivors day. Today, June 5, 2018, the AIDS epidemic (pandemic) turns 37. Some 37 years ago, on or around June 5, 1981, I was experiencing the magical white nights in a city now known as Saint Petersburg. I ...

Fog Silhouettes. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Seize the Moment

Carpe Diem The full version of the Latin phrase is, actually, “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero,” meaning “Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future.” Recent events in my life have reminded me of the importance of seizing the moment, the day, of living each moment to the fullest, because, before ...