There’s something about vampires that continues to haunt and fascinate us. Back then, there was Dracula and later on, it was Lestat. These days, however, it’s Edward Cullen and the brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore that hold our attention. Although the idea of death, darkness and blood thirst scare us, there’s a sense of curiosity about them that we just can’t shake.
Writer and photographer Alina Oswald specializes in tackling dark and often taboo topics that capture human interest and imagination. In this book, she turns her attention to exploring the myths and beliefs surrounding the mysterious creatures we call vampires. From their thirst for blood, their amazing speed and possible capacity for human feelings, Alina pieces her own visual interpretations of them. Using vampires as an art subject, every photo reveals her attempts at discovering what it is that intrigues us about them.
About the Book
by Alina Oswald is a photo collection that explores our fascination with the myths and beliefs surrounding vampires through various visual interpretations.
About the Author
New York based writer and photographer Alina Oswald is recognized for her coverage of the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities and the artists community for the past ten years. Her written works have seen print in local and national publications while her photography works are regularly showcased in New York City galleries. She specializes in taking head shots and portraits, events and weddings, as well as landscapes and fine art photography. She has released a number of books, including Journeys Through Darkness, the biography of a legally blind visual artist and photography books such as Backbone, The Best of MJ and The Awakening. Backbone is a collection of images that honor the courage of the LGBT community while The Best of MJ is a collection of photos on fashion and style as worn by a model. The Awakening is a photography collection that according to her website, deals with “life’s inconveniences, taboos and niches that define our reality.” Her latest book is Vampire Fantasies. Visit her website: www.alina-arts.com or her blog at alinaoswald.blogspot.com