Photographic Quotes – Andreas Feininger

Fish Position Hallshuk, Gotland | ©

The fact that technically flawed photography (in the conventional sense) can be more emotionally effective than a technically flawless image will be shocking to those naive enough to believe that technical perfection is the true value of a photograph.

Andreas Feininger

Über Andreas Feininger

Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger belongs without any ifs and buts to the great photographers of the 20th century. The son of the equally famous painter Lyonel Feininger was born on December 27, 1906 in Paris and died on February 18, 1999 in New York.

He mainly worked for the famous Time Magazine and traveled across the United States of America, but also across Europe for his recordings. The Third Reich set the family Feininger, so they have moved in time to the United States.

Andreas Feininger built some of his own cameras, but also enjoyed working with the Rolleiflex and the Leica.

On the one hand, he was a well-known photographer, on the other hand, he also taught this subject very passionately, but was not only admired by his students. He has written many basics of analogue photography in books that are still in existence today. One of his most famous images is the gas station on Route 66.

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