passion for architectural photography is a direct reflection of
his heritage. Feinknopf followed in the footsteps of his grandfather
and father, both highly regarded Columbus architects, and pursued
a degree in architecture. During his studies at Cornell, merely
to fulfill an elective course, Feinknopf picked up a camera and
found a new profession.
graduation from Cornell, Feinknopf spent several years in New York
City assisting prominent photographers including Richard Avedon,
Arnold Newman, Horst, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Joyce Tenneson. Now
back in Columbus, Feinknopf has a photography studio that specializes
in architecture, interiors, exteriors, corporate, portraiture, and
traveled throughout the United States shooting architectural projects,
many of which have been American Institute of Architects award winners.
He has also received awards for his corporate photography, including
ADDY awards for best corporate brochure and best black-and-white
photography. View Camera Magazine awarded Feinknopf an Architectural
Photography Excellence Award in 1997.
the son and grandson of architects, I have spent my entire life
looking at and appreciating architecture. Additionally, my fine
art photography has revolved around the etherealness and spirit
that exists in landscape. Through this commission I have tried to
merge these two loves and approach the beauty of Ohio State architecture
with a presence that is as individualistic of spirit and mood as
the Ohio State campus is gracious.