Howard FeigenbaumAuthor / Artist
About Howard Feigenbaum
The artistic vision of the photographic image that I enjoy most lies between reality and abstract. Color, form, composition and perspective combine to create a feeling.
The photographer’s eye is free to look at everything and consider the possibilities.
Often the artistic eye sees the right choice through a squint, a slight permutation of reality that bends the image to where it ought to be. That squint is the tool of discovery and confirmation. I believe that we should seek the beautiful interesting image wherever it lies, even if we have to squint.
My first writing experience was in the fifth grade. The school newspaper published my much-heralded Revolutionary War poem about Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.
While in junior high school, my musically talented sister and I wrote a song about a Jewish food delicacy, “Kishka”, stuffed intestines. We still sing it once in a while when we get together.
In my later years, I expanded my writing repertoire to include a children’s book,
My feelings about life are expressed somewhat in the award-winning “I Wish I Were A Soul Train Dancer”, the title poem in a book of fifteen poems. The short volume is available on amazon for 99 cents–that’s just under 7 cents a poem, a hard-to-beat bargain in any language!
My latest foray, a novel, “Benny Goldfarb, Private ‘I'”, developed when I belonged to a writing group. I read my poems, which took about five minutes. Then I had to listen to other people’s endless chapters of fiction for the next two hours. I couldn’t take it. I changed to fiction in self defense.
I think that’s enough about me. Who am I really? You’ll have to read me to find out.