"I found myself walking in Greenport and exploring, and I came across the boat yard. It says No Trespass, and so of course I went in."
"It was almost like I was drawn into the boats. I think what really brought me in was a conversation I’d been having with myself. I was feeling critical of myself for not knowing what to do, and I gave myself a lecture: Stop overthinking, which is something I do. I just started shooting and the more boats there were, the more I saw. These are full frame, none of them are cropped—I always speak about my four corners and what is inside it. So I was creating it as I was shooting, and I got really excited. And I kept coming back."
Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, Deborah Feingold’s love of photography began at the age of twelve when her father taught her how to photograph and work in their darkroom.
In the mid-70’s, Feingold began to immerse herself in the jazz world. She moved to New York City, earning assignments with small independent jazz labels. This work led to a feature in Musician magazine, where she quickly became their staff photographer, shooting music legends such as James Brown, Miles Davis, David Byrne, Aerosmith, The Ramones and B.B. King.
Feingold has continued photographing musicians, actors, politicians, writers, and many more iconic figures over the last four decades, along with contributing her talents to numerous album covers, book covers, movie posters, and ad campaigns. Her visionary sensibilities have had a hand in immortalizing the personas attached to these names, highlighting their personalities in a naturalistic, candid manner that’s personal and personable.
Deborah Feingold lives in Southold, NY and New York City.
Greenport Boat #17 measures 16" x 20" Limited edition print on archival paper.