Tag: books

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season It’s that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner. So, here are a few gift ideas for those interested in reading, writing and photography…and not only. Some of my favorite things: After Silence, an award-nominated book by ACT UP activist and artist Avram Finkelstein 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 ...

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What I Would Tell My Younger Self

Note to self, at the beginning of the New Year A couple of years ago I was attending an event, one of the many, at Symposia bookstore, in Hoboken, New Jersey. By the way, thanks to its dedicated manager, Carmen Rusu, Symposia is the place to be while in Hoboken. A block away from the ...

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season. Again. I spent this past weekend preparing images for clients–wall photo art, calendars, metal prints and the like. And it got me thinking…the holiday season is, indeed, upon us. I don’t usually hit the malls and shopping centers, unless I absolutely have to or there’s something to do with photo/lighting gear, ...

Self-Portraits

Photographing One’s (Own) Self   Self-portraits can teach us a lot, especially for those of us, portrait and headshot photographers, and not only. Self-portraits help reveal who we are as creatives, and also as individuals. More often than not, photographers feel at home behind the camera. Place them in front of their own lens, and ...

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Being a Guest on No Boundaries Show

Never say never! I would have never imagined that I would ever appear in a video. I’m more of a behind-the-scenes type of girl. But there I was, at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, MNN, in Manhattan, invited by no other than actor and activist Ron B, as a guest on the panel of her show, No ...