Ellen Fisch Photography Exhibition, WORSHIP, Receives Acclaim
The August 3, 2013 opening of Photographer Ellen Fisch's exhibition "Worship" at the iconic Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, New Hampshire received much acclaim by the New England community and those who had traveled several hundred miles to see the enhanced photography. The New York City based photographer has long vacationed in Bethlehem and has a connection with the town and its residents. "The bond I feel with the Bethlehem, New Hampshire community inspired me to reflect on the local traditions and practices that have long interested me," says Fisch. "My photographic essay 'Worship' presents the spiritual practices of a New England town through my lens of architecture photography."
Architectural photography has been Ellen Fisch's means of professional and artistic expression for many years. Fisch's newly developed technique of enhancing her photography by using traditional fine art media and 24K gold leaf on her black and white or sepia images has garnered much interest and praise for her photographic fine art architecture artworks. As a successful photographer in her commercial field, Fisch has photographed private homes, development sites, construction locations, apartments, museums, train terminals and industrial plants among other venues. "The variety of architectural examples is as disparate as the architects and builders who design and erect them." Fisch notes that often the architecture of a building will determine the demeanor of its inhabitants and the customs that are practiced in the space. "An elaborate building, whether it is a home or commercial place, will create a formal atmosphere," remarks Ellen Fisch. "A more austere or architecturally "clean" structure may promote a straight forward demeanor for its inhabitants."