The living legend of street photography - Harold Feinstein
• The living legend of street photography - Harold Feinstein
"I was born here and have always said that from his mother's womb was straight into the first stall roller coaster", - said Harold Feinstein about his love of Coney Island. And indeed, for a photographer for decades to become a source of inspiration sand, surf, wide sidewalks, rides and a chance to relax and forget about the limitations.
We publish a selection of perhaps the sunniest of the black-and-white photos of the XX century. It is in these photos forever live a carefree summer. Especially for us, the author talked about the creation of some of them.
Teens Coney Island 1949
"I was only 18 when I took this picture - not much older than these guys. In those days, a man with a camera was a rarity, and some shouted at me: "Hey, mister, shoot us!". Which I did. This picture - icon of the time, a symbol of youth and joy that reigned at Coney Island. "
The concert on the beach 1950
The boys dive into the surf, 1954
Puppy love. Critical 1988
"On a nudist beach in Crete, I saw a terrific trio. Just love was depicted in this photo happiness. The name "Puppy Love" I associate with innocent joy I felt, making the frame. It was a wonderful time! "
Stave waterfront 1950
"This is one of my favorites. Fencing waterfront really reminds stave. I took a few shots and then mount them from this musical Coney Island. Many thanks to the guy at the top of the picture, because he came into the frame and gave me a big note to begin with! I spent a long time with the installation, selecting the best options, and then photograph appeared in the New York Times, and editor Jacob Deshin called her stave. The name stuck. " Pirate Ship, 1980
Coney Island Degas 1949
"One of my favorite painters - Degas, who painted wonderful dancers. When I saw these two women, putting on shoes, it reminded me of Degas ballerinas. Hence the name. "
Dove and cigar, 1954
Sailors in Metro Coney Island 1957
"Station Sewell Avenue was the last on the way to Coney Island. These sailors, most likely, had a good time there and are now sitting tired and happy after the entertainment, getting ready to go back to the ship. "
Feet Lucy 1969
Watch "Coca-Cola" on the waterfront 1950
Stripes and shadows. Portugal 1987
Muscular man on the beach 1967
Kiss the baby. Ibiza 1978
"When I got off the boat to the island of Ibiza, I saw a woman tenderly holding her baby. I would have immediately offered her his hand and heart, but was already married at the time. It turned out that their whole family is the same wonderful. All day I spent removing them. Look at her hands. Do not you want to be a child in these hands? "
Tattooed man, 1990
The poster of the film with Greta Garbo. New York 1966
In the beauty salon. Philadelphia 1964
"This picture I did when I lived in Philadelphia and taught at the school Annenbergskoy communication. You can see my reflection in the window holding the camera vertically, but the frame is horizontal. This is because at that time I used a half-frame camera Olympus - one of my favorites.
I like women's individual expression in interior: surprise, irritation, indifference. "
Saturday night. Times Square 1957
In anticipation of what will happen next. Fort Dix, 1952 "Service in the Army during the Korean War, suppose you or in a state of stress and fear for their future, or are you just tired and calm waiting for what would happen next. Most often between the teachings you could see such a picture: a short nap before coming new order. "
Window cleaner and pigeons, New York 1972
Sightseeing bus, 1956
Bird in the hand, 1955
"The name speaks for itself: to feel at home in the palm of this gentle creature compare the feeling of peace and hope.
On the roof of the house where my parents lived, a man bred pigeons. Once he let me look at them. He let them fly, and the birds always come back home. "
Gyro and spectators 1949
Gypsy Girl and carousel 1949
Here is a pack! New York, 1956
"I know why I have always loved to photograph birds! I am a city dweller, and in pigeons everywhere, but many people simply ignore or do not notice them. Except, of course, who likes to feed the birds in the park. This picture - the most ambitious installation, which I have ever co-create in the laboratory, it is made of 9 negatives. I like the result, and he made me fall in love with pigeons even more! "