Barry Feinstein

United States 1931 - 2011


Barry Feinstein
Barry Feinstein
United States
April 15, 2013
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Barry Feinstein was an American photographer whose unique approach to portraiture launched his career in Hollywood during the 50s. He created some of the legendary images presenting celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Charlton Heston, Jayne Mansfield, or Steve McQueen. He also worked with some of the eminent politicians of the time, photographing John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon amongst the others. Barry produced more than 500 album covers as well, and his best-known collaboration was with Bob Dylan. After the accident, which made Feinstein unable to work with the camera, he turned to publishing books of his work. This artist died at the age of 80, in 2011.

Featured image: Barry Feinstein photographed by Bob Dylan © Independand