Up close and personal: Consistency and innovation in your work

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Oct 15, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, the creative process
Up close and personal: Consistency and innovation in your work

Smooch baby face, Ibiza, 1987

Hardening of the categories causes art disease…   W. Eugene Smith

Coney Island. Flowers. City streets. Shells. Rodin sculptures. Abstract architecture. Draftees. Butterflies. Over the years I have…

Remembering Sid Grossman: Provincetown, 1955

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Sep 9, 2014 in 65 years of photographing
Remembering Sid Grossman:  Provincetown, 1955

Sid Grossman, Provincetown, 1955 © Harold Feinstein

I don’t remember the very first time I met Sid Grossman, but it had to be at Photo League meetings, which I began attending when I was 17, in 1948. He was twice my age at that point and was…

You can’t take Brooklyn out of the boy: Remembering the summer of ’49

Posted by Judith Thompson on Aug 21, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, about this photograph
You can't take Brooklyn out of the boy:  Remembering the summer of '49

Children with fiddler in Brooklyn, 1949

I’m not sure who came up with the expression: You can take the boy out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the boy

but it’s one I often use. My wife cringes whenever she here’s…

Let them eat Coney Island cake! And other delicious memories from Harold’s Tribute Party!

Posted by Judith Thompson on Jul 31, 2014 in current events
Let them eat Coney Island cake!  And other delicious memories from Harold's Tribute Party!

Coney Island cake with Nathan’s hot dog on top! For Harold’s tribute party, June 7, 2014 © Max Schenk

The summer is just zooming by and things are very busy in the studio! We’re preparing for the retrospective show in Moscow,…

The gift that keeps on giving: The Coney Island boardwalk

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Jul 1, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, about this photograph, current events
The gift that keeps on giving:  The Coney Island boardwalk

Acik Radyo Music of the People poster with Coney Island Boardwalk Montage, 1952 © Harold Feinstein

I’ve never heard of a Cannes Lion before. I guess its the equivalent of an Oscar in the world of creative communications. According to…

On Fathers and Fatherhood

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Jun 12, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, current events
On Fathers and Fatherhood

My father, Louis Feinstein, 1946

This was one of the first photographs I ever took. I was 15 and still living at home in Brooklyn, though I would shortly move out on my own. I was the youngest of five, born when my mother was 43. My eldest sibling was…