Architectural Photography: Captured Moments of History and Beauty
black and white/ sepia photographs by Ellen Fisch
Architecture is the defining elemental theme throughout Ellen Fisch's black and white / sepia photographs. Through the images of architecture a timeless motif emerges from the photographic essays of place that Fisch relates to her audience. "The components of architecture reflect civilizations: past, present and future. That which humans and nature create can trace our evolution from the beginning of time and will chart the unfolding of what is ahead," says Ellen Fisch. Used as a principle component of each image, light balances shadow and brings forth the form in its space. Black and white and sepia photography provide the opportunity to focus on form as an entity and in its environment for the artist.
Photographer Ellen Fisch is based in Hewlett, New York and Bethlehem, New Hampshire. She travels the world in search of architectural images that will inspire and stimulate; create tranquility and introspection; promote musing. Drawing on subjects present in the everyday world, the viewer is offered a sense of time and place, history and aesthetic through the art of Fisch's photography. Well versed in painting and drawing, she uses traditional fine art concepts to create visuals that go beyond conventional interpretations of her subjects. The photographer captures the impression of a specific city, hamlet, seacoast or mountain range and encourages the viewer to journey there. Through her photographs, Ellen Fisch provides the essence of that place, creating an indelible placeprint in the viewer's mind. Photography of magnificently crafted details of architecture and natural setting are translated into unique images in black and white or sepia tones to reflect a bygone age of unparalleled elegance and style; an urban city evolving in the modern world and the marvels that nature offers.