Water’s Soul at Night

Water’s Soul at Night

A couple of nights ago I finally made it to the waterfront, hoping to photograph the Water's Soul, only to find out that the park surrounding the sculpture closes at night. Hence, I couldn't get too close, but did capture a few images. https://www.instagram.com/p/CWUsMrYM1oA/ Water's Soul at Night. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. For more, [...]

Water’s Soul

Water’s  Soul

A Closer Look In my previous post I mentioned the new Water's Soul sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa that opened to the public on a Jersey City pier. I finally made it to the sculpture and was able to capture a few images. For now, here are a few close-up shots. More to follow [...]

Nikon Z 24-200mm – First Impressions

Nikon Z 24-200mm – First Impressions

So, as mentioned in a previous post, a couple of weeks ago I traded in some of my photo gear and got myself, among others, a Nikon Z 24-200mm lens. Note: if you're into minimalist gear, the Nikon Z 24-200mm might be the lens for you. Here are a few first impressions: The Nikon Z [...]

SnapBridge

SnapBridge

A free app for Nikon remote photography As I've mentioned in a previous post, here are a few notes (personal observations that is) on Nikon's SnapBridge app. Again, this is in particular for Nikon photographers, but hopefully for others, too. SnapBridge app for remote Nikon camera accessing. SnapBridge is a FREE app that allows Nikon [...]

One Night in September

One Night in September

Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights I was going to call this post "One Day in September," but I'm still working on images from this past Saturday (the 20th anniversary of 9/11), hence, for now, here are a few shots I captured the night of September 11, 2021. September 11 Tribute Lights illuminate the Lower Manhattan [...]

Photographing Pride Month – Authors

Photographing Pride Month – Authors

Authors and Their Books Over the years, while covering the LGBTQ+ community, I've had the chance to meet authors, artists, actors and activists whose stories have changed my life for the better. After all, stories do have that kind of power. Stories and storytelling first bring to mind writers and authors. What I find fascinating [...]

Photographing LGBTQ+ Activists

Photographing LGBTQ+ Activists

On art and activism, collectives and community responses “[...] Everything about political and social engagement is a part of a process of collaboration,” artist, activist and author Avram Finkelstein once told me during an interview for A&U Magazine . "That’s what communities and community responses are. That’s what activism is. Activism is a community response [...]

Hand Portraits – Revisited

Hand Portraits – Revisited

On the Renewed Significance and Symbolism of Photographing Hands--Hand Portraits and Gestures--in a Time of Covid-19 Months ago I started working on a new hand portrait series. At the time, I had more of an activism purpose in mind for this particular body of work. But then Covid-19 happened and it slightly started to reshape [...]