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A Love Letter to New York: We Stand With You! - by Judith Thompson

To all New Yorkers: Please accept this visual love letter from one who always saw New York through the eyes of love.

Report from Paris: Galerie Thierry Bigaignon - by Judith Thompson

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 Broken Christ: On compassion and the nature of this earthly life - by Judith Thompson

And Jesus was a sailor When he walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching From his lonely wooden tower And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him He said “All men will be sailors then Until the sea shall free them” But he himself was broken Long… Continue reading

Harold Feinstein and Vivian Maier: Two-person Show at Lumière in Atlanta - by Judith Thompson

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.

You can’t take Brooklyn out of the boy: Remembering the summer of ’49 - by Harold Feinstein

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

Available Light: Times Square at Night - by Harold Feinstein

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

Upon reflection: Getting into the picture you’re taking - by Harold Feinstein

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

How wide is wide enough? Flirtations with the Widelux - by Harold Feinstein

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

Available light: Coney Island at Night - by Harold Feinstein

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

The Rolleiflex camera: Love at first sight - by Harold Feinstein

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