The empathic eye of Mariette Pathy Allen in her new book TransCuba

Posted by Judith Thompson on Apr 3, 2014 in spotlight on my students
The empathic eye of Mariette Pathy Allen in her new book TransCuba

This post inaugurates a new occasional series we are launching called Spotlight on my students. The inspiration for doing this series came after Harold’s December 2012 book signing at Aperture Gallery. At that event over two-thirds of the people who attended turned out to be…

All you need is love: Belated Valentine’s Day to my friends

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Mar 11, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, current events
All you need is love:   Belated Valentine's Day to my friends

The last time you heard from me was over a month ago. I was watching the Olympics and musing on Coney Island Muscle Man (a picture of me in my former body perhaps?). And I was getting ready for a Valentine’s Day blog — waxing…

Olympics fever: Coney Island style!

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Feb 2, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, current events
Olympics fever: Coney Island style!

I’m sorry to disappoint my readers by saying the I won’t be competing in the Olympics this year. My arthritic hip is acting up on me again and I was disqualified from my usual figure skating performance. However I will be watching. And watching is…

Available light: Many shades of white

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Jan 28, 2014 in about this photograph
Available light:  Many shades of white

It’s mid-winter now and I figure it’s best to consider the season through the eyes of appreciation or risk succumbing to the winter blues (or acting on impulse and flying off to the tropics, which seems like a great, but impossible, alternative!) Looking outside my…

Old “new” photographs: A lifetime of editing

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Jan 14, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, the creative process
Old "new" photographs:  A lifetime of editing

The entire process of photography is editing – in one form or another. You choose one moment over another; one subject over another. And, when you’re reviewing your work either on a contact sheet or a computer screen, you decide which image belongs in your…

Gene Smith, James Karales and me: Remembering the Pittsburgh Project

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Dec 3, 2013 in 65 years of photographing
Gene Smith, James Karales and me:  Remembering the Pittsburgh Project

I want to recommend to my readers a terrific blog post recently published in The Paris Review written by Sam Stephenson. Entitled In the Darkroom with W. Eugene Smith, the blog shares some of the history of Gene’s passionate, and some would say obsessed, absorption…