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Not yet sprung! Waiting for the Big Bang! - by Judith Thompson

Do I have your attention?  Spring? Seduction by color, shape, sound, fragrance? Crocuses? Tulips? Dogwood? The riotous scream of YELLOW shooting from the forsythia, followed by the reds, oranges, and pinks of tulips? Whatever happened to “in like a lion and out like a lamb?”  We got the lion coming and going! So I say: “Let’s… Continue reading

“If this isn’t love, then maybe I’m crazy!” Happy Valentine’s Day 2016! - by Judith Thompson

One of Harold’s favorite expressions was, “If this isn’t love, then maybe I’m crazy!” He often sang the words with a catchy tune. I later discovered that the song was from the Broadway musical Finian’s Rainbow. The original lyrics said: “If this isn’t love, the whole world is crazy”, but Harold’s adaptation was definitely truer… Continue reading

Up close and personal: Consistency and innovation in your work - by Harold Feinstein

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 allowed my creative appetite to taste many different subjects in both black and white and color and have employed diverse tools and methods in shooting and printing. I… Continue reading

The empathic eye of Mariette Pathy Allen in her new book TransCuba - by Judith Thompson

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 his former students and he was inspired to celebrate his… Continue reading

Old “new” photographs: A lifetime of editing - by Harold Feinstein

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 portfolio. Those you don’t choose are largely determined by whatever… Continue reading

Journey into the Unknown: Musings on the gift of life - by Judith Thompson

Recently Harold had a short stay in the hospital. Afterwards he was reflecting on the things that have mattered the most in his life and I taped a short conversation between the two of us about his thoughts on life and photography. Judith: As a photographer for 67 years now, and a teacher to hundreds… Continue reading

Harold Feinstein Coney Island exhibit at Anne Reed Gallery until July 3, 2013 - by Judith Thompson

Anne Reed Gallery is exhibiting Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island work from May 22nd – July 3, 2013. The gallery, under the direction of Barbi Reed, has been a successful dealer of Harold’s black and white and color work for over a decade. Last September we shared the news that Anne Reed Gallery had facilitated the… Continue reading

The Cleveland Botanical Garden features 70 Feinstein umbrellas in springtime celebration! - by Judith Thompson

At last the long, cold winter has surrendered to the crocuses and daffodils and The Cleveland Botanical Gardens is celebrating with a blast of color from 70 Harold Feinstein Signature Collection umbrellas produced by Coynes Company. If you’re interested in your own umbrella to prepare for spring showers, you can buy them from Coynes directly… Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Reflections on Art, Hope and Healing dedicated to my daughter Robin Kovary - by Harold Feinstein

In 2001 the Mayo Clinic Art Collection acquired some of my work through The Julie Saul Gallery in New York and a few weeks ago I received a call from the collection’s director, Sally Enders, requesting permission for the work to be published in an up-coming book about the collection. Of course I am delighted.… Continue reading

Anne Reed Gallery facilitates acquisition of 52 large color botanical photographs - by Judith Thompson

Anne Reed Gallery, at the direction of one of the gallery’s generous clients, helped facilitate the installation of a large number of Harold Feinstein botanical prints at Stanford University’s new state-of-the-art Bing Concert Hall. This gallery a few years ago, was involved in the sale of several large format flower prints that were gifted to… Continue reading