Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Photographing the Amazing LGBT Community

"Rainbow Flag"Identity: AIDS Day Event PhotographyEvent PhotographyNYC Pride Parade 2009 NYC Pride Parade 2009 NYC Pride Parade 2009
NYC PrideParade 2009 Blue Feathers: NYC Pride 2009Homage: Shadows Kissing in Times Square Pride Portrait: Man with Red Hat and BeadsPride Portrait: Man with Rainbow-Dyed-Fur Dog and Bird on His Hat Rainbow and American Flags at City Hall, Jersey City, for JC Pride Month, August 28, 2010
Lovari performing on the steps of City Hall, Jersey City, for JC Pride Month, August 28, 2010Lady Clover Honey performing at the Jersey City Pride Fest, August 2010Protesters at JC Pride March, in Jersey City, NJ, August 28th, 2010. B&W Photography.Man with Rainbow Flags at JC Pride March, August 28th, 2010. "Thank You Governor Cuomo"Walking in the Pride Parade, NYC, 2011
Man in rainbow outfit waving at the PrideArts on Wheels at NYC Pride 2011Arts on Wheels at NYC Pride 2011Pride Audience Waving Rainbow FlagsBest in Show: Two Proud Black Labs Love 4 All (former: Love Sparks)
LGBT Photography & more
As a photographer and writer who has covered the LGBT community, I always cover events--parades, fund-raisers, others--related to this rich community.


Empire State Building shows its rainbow colors for NYC Pride 2013. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Empire State Building shows its rainbow colors for NYC Pride 2013. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

June (Pride Month) is behind us, but August is just around the corner. August is Pride month in Jersey; therefore, I'd like to share with you a set of LGBT related and inspired images I've taken over the years.

Hope you'll enjoy them.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Happy Summer!

Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer
Author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of AIDS
www.alinaoswald.com

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In Review: A Look at the Photographing Recent Local Events

A Look Back at Photographing Local Events, Including NYC Pride, Steven Fulop Mayoral Inauguration, 4th of July Fireworks

It turns out that the last few weeks were event photography weeks for me. And that's a great thing! What I photographed, you may ask? A lot is always happening in New York City area, but three events come to mind:

1. Pride Day events, in Manhattan, Sunday, June 30th
Lavender: Pride reflections in a purple balloon. Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Lavender: Pride reflections in a purple balloon. Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

rainbow flag made out of balloons at NYC Pride
Rainbow flag made out of balloons at NYC Pride. Copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald.

The Other Side of the Rainbow (Flag). Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
The Other Side of the Rainbow (Flag). Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Check out more Pride pictures on my website


2. The Inauguration of the new mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, July 1st



Cake, confetti and celebration at Steven Fulop's mayoral inauguration in Jersey City, NJ
Cake, confetti and celebration at Steven Fulop's mayoral inauguration in Jersey City, NJ. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Cake, confetti and celebration at Steven Fulop's mayoral inauguration in Jersey City, NJ
Cake, confetti and celebration at Steven Fulop's mayoral inauguration in Jersey City, NJ. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
For more about the inauguration, please visit my blog post.



3. Fourth of July fireworks on the Hudson

4th of July Fireworks. Closeup. Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
4th of July Fireworks. Closeup. Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

4th of July Fireworks and the GW Bridge. Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
4th of July Fireworks and the GW Bridge. Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

4th of July in NYC: ESB lights keeping up with the fireworks. Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald.
4th of July in NYC: Empire State Building lights keeping up with the fireworks. Photo copyright 2013 by Alina Oswald.
More images of this year's 4th of July fireworks in NYC area are available on my website. Check it out!


Hope you enjoy the images and reading about these happenings. More coming soon.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer
Author of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS