About Howard E. Fineman
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.
I am honored to be represented by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Xanadu Studios is the online gallery where you can find my work at this link.
I have exhibited in many juried shows and city-wide open shows in Newton as well as at NewTV’s art gallery and at Newton City Hall Gallery in the Mayor’s Office. I was selected to exhibit in the highly competitive 2015 Danforth Museum New England Photography Biennial and the 2012 Danforth juried exhibition "Off The Wall" and one of my images was awarded Honorable Mention from among 103 works by 80 artists. I was also selected for a Juror’s Award for the November 2015 and 2011 Newton Open Studios ArtFESTs. My galleries on this site span the range of my work including art and architectural abstracts and boats.
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 prints for many years to come if prints are subjected to reasonable lighting and atmospheric conditions.
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 from mini-computers and PCs/workstations 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.