When Photographing People during COVID-19

When Photographing People during COVID-19

Safety measures to consider when photographing people in 2021 yet still during the Coronavirus pandemic Believe it or not, thanks to individuals who still refuse to wear masks or to wear masks correctly and keep a safe distance, the coronavirus pandemic is still upon us, and so are the never-ending but never-enforced lockdowns, shutdowns, and [...]

2021 Resolutions

2021 Resolutions

Showing and selling your images online, and other resolutions Happy New Year! We start each year making plans and promises (mostly to ourselves) to guide us through yet another chapter in our lives. Yet, in a post-2020 world, with corona virus still among us, are we really ready for this New Year's resolutions? And yet, [...]

Hindsight Is 2020

Hindsight Is 2020

And other lessons learned from this Covid-19 year Hindsight might be 20/20, and yet, through the Covid lens, it's more like 2020. Plagued by multiple, multi-layered crises, this year has provided us with indispensable lessons in and about life, as one of those defining moments that divide our world, our life into a before and [...]

2020 – My COVID-19 Year in Review

2020 – My COVID-19 Year in Review

This year might be drawing to an end, but the coronavirus pandemic defining it is far from over and not done playing havoc with our lives and in so many ways. When it comes to Covid-19, I consider myself one of the lucky ones, and yet, it's been a rough, tough, unforgivable year.... So, I'd [...]

Giving Thanks?

Giving Thanks?

Three Notes on November 24, 2020: Thoughts on "being thankful" this yearIdeas for photographing Thanksgiving in a time of COVID-19Remembering Freddie Mercury It's Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., a time when people acknowledge who they're thankful to and what they're thankful for. But this is 2020, a year that quite possible will help us [...]

Finding Inspiration in a Time of COVID

Finding Inspiration in a Time of COVID

Today's question is a simple one: Where do you find inspiration for your creative work in a time of Covid-19? And, as a follow-up question: What draws you to those particular sources of inspiration? The pandemic has impacted, and also inspired my work, writing and photography, and the way I look at my work--not only [...]

Today Is the Day

Today Is the Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day in the U.S.A.. If you haven't voted yet, vote while you still can. Today, November 3 is our last chance. VOTE BLUE 2020 masks. Square crop. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. Thank you! Also, a short note: I've written several versions of this post, but, in the end, [...]

Coronavirus…a Blessing in Disguise?

Coronavirus…a Blessing in Disguise?

Can you still recall how excited you were about the beginning of the year? Can you still recall your New Year's resolutions? Have you had a chance or strength or motivation to accomplish any of those resolutions? And how about that 2020 vision? Maybe "plagued" might be a more appropriate word to describe this year. [...]

Talk with Your Hands

Talk with Your Hands

A new photo book provides a snapshot of a new series of black-and-white photography that explores the role of gesture in communication and self-expression in a world pre- and post-Coronavirus pandemic As I might have mentioned in previous posts, ever since the beginning of this year I've been working, on and off, on a series [...]

Creative Work and Covid-19

Creative Work and Covid-19

Questions creatives might ask themselves in a time of Coronavirus pandemic Sometimes I think that this pandemic is a blessing in disguise, to some extent and in some strange way, that is. Coronavirus pandemic has really brought into focus many aspects of our lives and issues in our lives. As I might have mentioned in [...]