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Andreas Feininger : Photography

“The difference in “seeing” between the eye and the lens should make it obvious that a
photographer who merely points his camera at an appealing subject and expects to get
an appealing picture in return, may be headed for a disappointment.” Andreas Feininger

Rooftops, 42nd Street, New York
gelatin silver print
25 x 19 cm.
1940 – 1950

Ninth Avenue elevated between West 20th and 22nd Street
gelatin silver print
34.7 x 27.9 cm
1940

New York, Rockefeller Center reflected in window
gelatin silver print
34.9 x 27.7 cm
1940

The Empire State Building reflected in a store window.
gelatin silver print
35.6 x 28.4 cm
1941

The Empire State Building, seen from East 33rd Street
gelatin silver print
34.4 x 28.2 cm
1941

Garment district, West Midtown Manhattan
gelatin silver print
34.6 x 27.4 cm
1941

Downtown, New York
gelatin silver print
24 x 20″
1942

“I believe that photography at its best is an Art, and photo-technique is but a means to an end: the creation of the picture. Today, even a fool can learn to operate any of our modern foolproof cameras, and produce technically perfect pictures — but is this knowledge really all he needs for taking purposeful and pictorially exciting photographs? Naturally, as in any other art, there are artists and there are dabblers. If photography really were nothing but the simple and purely mechanical reproduction process the majority of people still think it is, why are there so many dull and meaningless photographs around?” Andreas Feininger

Andreas Feininger : Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Andreas Feininger : George Eastman Gallery

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5 Responses to “Andreas Feininger : Photography”


  1. December 9, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Very Interesting shots.

    Raven

  2. December 10, 2010 at 12:25 am

    so much energy in these compositions … stunning!!! nice quotes

  3. December 10, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Wonderfull photographs with rythm! These photographs makes one think twice about trying to photograph New York in B&W in present times.


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