HOWARD E. FINEMAN

 

FinemanPhotography.com

Biography

 

 

Photography has been my passion since I was a teen, and now in retirement I am continuing to refine my craft doing what I love.  My eclectic portfolio includes waterscapes and boats, art and architecture abstracts, landscapes and cityscapes ranging from grand vistas to intimate detail.  I am attracted to imagery with fascinating shapes, patterns, structures, textures, probably stemming from my love of and career in engineering and science.  When these visual elements combine, as in reflections or architectural designs, they can simultaneously show stark and subtle beauty.  More recently I have been exploring visual contradictions in a diverse series called “Order & Chaos” in which elements simultaneously work together while contending.  While most of my work is in color, I render selected images in black and white to emphasize form, light and shadow.  Coincidentally, this also takes me back to my beginnings in film photography over 50 years ago.

Exhibitions and Awards:

- Newton Cultural Alliance, Solo Exhibit, December 2016 – January 2017

- NewTV Art Gallery, Solo Exhibit, April – June 2016

- Danforth Art, juried New England Photography Biennial, September – December 2015

- For One Boston, inclusion in limited edition Art & Writing Portfolio Box (published in 2014 by Granary Books and Pressed Wafer; all proceeds go to One Fund Boston)

- Danforth Art, juried “Off The Wall” – June-Aug 2012 (Honorable Mention Award)

- Bernardi Auto Group Corporate Collection – August 2012

- Newton City Hall Gallery, multiple juried shows, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

- Temple Beth Avodah, “Shabbat Amongst The Arts” – May 2014, Nov 2012, Dec 2011

- Newton Open Studios, juried Art Fests – Nov 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009

- NewTV Art Gallery, Newton Open Studios Juror’s Award Show – Dec 2015, Oct-Nov 2011

- Newton Open Studios, city-wide – April 2013, May 2012, May 2011, May 2010

I have a web presence at FinemanPhotography.com with many galleries that span the range of my work.  I received this feedback from the curator of contemporary art at a major US museum about my image of the Reichstag Dome in Berlin: “…you’ve created a very unique vision – an abstract transformation of the architecture, which reminds me of some of the great cubist-inspired photographs of the early 20th century.”

I believe that beautiful images should endure as long as practical while still being viewed and enjoyed.  I custom print my images on archival papers using Epson UltraChrome K3 pigment inks and use only conservation-grade materials and processes for matting, mounting and framing to assure that you will be able to enjoy these fine art prints for many years to come.  I am also offering prints on aluminum and as canvas wraps.

Before retiring, I had a stimulating career in high tech with a focus on strategy and marketing and the underlying technologies for the business.  The last 30-plus years of that time were in various parts of the IT engineering and manufacturing industry, ranging from mini-computers and PCs to data center servers to information storage/management.  Now, when I’m not immersed in art, I volunteer at SCORE as a certified mentor for small business entrepreneurs.