Harold Feinstiein's new book, a retrospective of his career's black and white work, has just been published by Nazaeli Press through funds created by a Kick Starter campaign. The brains behind this wonderful book (and concurrent exhibition) are Jason Landry of Panopticon Gallery in Boston and free lance "everything photographic" Jim Fitts. Well done, guys as this is one magnificent book. With a cover in deep purple, a great introductory piece by Philip Prodger, the photo curator at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and 80 very fine black and white duotones, I recommend it highly.
Harold is a wonderful person. I first met him in the 80's when I was teaching a summer workshop on Martha's Vineyard. Harold was friends of the owner, Carol Lazar, and came up for a visit from NY. He was making his color flower pictures then and showed us some truly beautiful prints. I asked him how he did them and he raised his right hand up to the side of his face as though it was holding a camera, and then stretched his left arm out to its maximum height above with his fingers closed as if to hold a flower stalk. That was his answer, given with a smile, as always.
Panopticon Gallery is continuing the show of Harold's work through January 8, 2013.