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Friday, 03 July 2015

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"There was a very successful Kickstarter campaign (the we helped publicize) which resulted in the publication of his first-ever book"

Do you mean to say first ever book of his pre millennial lifetime of mostly monochrome work?

I know your aversion to flower images (except in SF?) I can understand if you don't much like the almost endless series of books of color images of flowers, shells, foliage, butterflies, etc., that he started around 2000. They look like they may be overdone even for this lover of flower images.

But I do think they disqualify the lovely looking 2012 book you reference as being a first ever.

Thanks for the report and links Mike. The Feinstein portflios are absolute gems.

Thank you for mentioning the Christenberry article. I had not seen it, or heard about his alzheimer's diagnosis until now. It's very sad to think of the deterioration of such a great mind and how very hard it is for his family and friends to watch it progress. After seeing what dementia and alzheimer's has done in my family, it is perhaps my greatest fear for myself as I age.

The NY Times just published an in-depth article about Robert Frank this week. He's over 90 and still going strong despite the sadness he has had to deal with in his life. The article makes him sound as sharp as ever.

Mr. Feinstein's website is mesmerizing. He had a fascinating way of capturing interesting moments. I wish I had half the chutzpah that this man had. What a great photographer!

It is a rare quality to find such talent and kindness in one human being, as was found in photographer Harold Feinstein. You can see his empathy with others in his images. He was generous with his time and knowledge, even to those who only knew him from a distance. Which makes his passing even greater.
It is not the fact that one receives late in life recognition that makes the loss of a great talent less. It is the quality of the human and how he treated others that makes it great. Harold Feinstein was not an observer, he was a participant in life.

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