To all New Yorkers: Please accept this visual love letter from one who always saw New York through the eyes of love.
The exhibition Harold Feinstein: Contagious Optimism opened on February 3rd at Galerie Thierry Bigaignon to wide acclaim from the public and the press! It will run through April, which is the Month of Photography in Greater Paris. In addition to the wonderful opening reception on February 2, gallery owner Thierry Bigaignon offered private evening viewings… Continue reading
The Harold Feinstein photography studio is pleased to announce new representation with Lumière in Atlanta, which offers one of the country’s largest selections of photographic prints. In November, the two-person exhibition, View from the Street, will feature Feinstein’s work together with photographer Vivian Maier. See Feinstein’s artist page.
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 me say this since I’m generally about to make some excuse for some old habit that is… Continue reading
As a boy growing up in Brooklyn, my first exposure to Times Square was during the day. While Coney Island was my first location of choice, I loved playing hooky from school and heading uptown to Times Square to catch the first run movies complete with live stage show and organ music at intermission and… Continue reading
A few weeks ago, the International Center for Photography‘s blog, Fans in a Flashbulb, put out a post entitled The Photographer’s Eye or the Eye of the Camera? , which included my photograph above. The writer, Renske van Leeuwen, was exploring the questions and layers of perception that arise from photographs that include the photographer.… Continue reading
After 67 years of photographing, remembering the cameras I’ve used is a bit like reminiscing about relationships. Some turn out to be real love affairs, others are flings, but no matter what, they are all old friends at this point — I’m happy to say. In the past year, I’ve written a couple of other… Continue reading
As a street photographer, my typical modus operandi was to set my camera to automatic exposure (if possible), with great depth of field and bring lots of film, which I bought 100 feet at a time and rolled onto cartridges myself. This way I had my camera at the ready and could just click away… Continue reading
Someone once asked me what my favorite camera was. That’s easy. The Rolleiflex medium format TLR. In fact I would call it the most beautiful camera I’ve ever seen. It was relatively easy to use, light weight, extraordinarily well-constructed, simple and had the best lenses in the business. Everything worked again and again and again.… Continue reading
What’s 262 feet high, known as the “Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn”, and about to be so brightly lit up that it will be seen from space? If you’re from Brooklyn, then the answer came right away, but for those of you not blessed with that distinction, the photograph says it all. Built in 1939 for… Continue reading
At my Aperture event recently a former student asked whether or not my new book contained any photographs taken with the Olympus Pen half frame camera I used during the mid-60’s. The answer is yes. It was a camera I loved using. Interestingly, the photo above, Beauty Parlor Window (1964), appeared on Mike Johnston’s excellent… Continue reading