AboutThe name Deborah Feingold is not one that comes readily to mind in the exhibited world of Portrait Photography, yet her portraits have amongst them some of the most recognisable and iconic images of Musicians, Actors and other great figures to have been produced over the past three decades.
Beginning 13th September Feingold's work will be exhibited as a vast collection for the first time as a celebration of her 30 years in the industry, photographing famous people all over the world.
Her black & White images spanning those years will feature portraits of music legends such as Mick Jagger, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Johnny Rotten, Bryan ferry, one of the sexiest pictures ever of Madonna, the King of Soul James Brown, the much missed Luther Vandross , actors like David Hasselhoff (laden with seaweed!), and her Jazz musicians include Chet Baker, Mal Waldron, and Sam Rivers, to name but a few.
It was the Jazz scene that inspired Debrorah in her early years, she soon learned from these gifted musicians that the right way is not something that can be written down or even understood before it is experienced. The courage to leave oneself open to the moment is what continues to challenge and inspire her. She believes it is something to be felt, and has no pre-formed script. The non-conformity of the jazz musician led her to understand this, and to this day it underlines her work and is her driving force.
The exhibition will be held at St Paul's Gallery, Birmingham, which is the largest privately owned, retail gallery outside London, and is not only home to images of some of the worlds legends of music, but also houses the largest collection of signed album cover art in the world. St Paul's is a wonderful white space consisting of three major display rooms, and is situated just off St Paul's Square in the Hockley area of Birmingham. This beautiful Georgian square is also home to the famous live music venue, The Jam House, (founded by Jules Holland).