Ellen Fisch Posts New Photographs of Brooklyn College
Prior to guiding a recent photo tour of Brooklyn College, Photographer Ellen Fisch traversed the campus in search of iconic examples of architecture to point out to the participants of the upcoming tour. In criss-crossing the campus with her photography gear, Fisch again rediscovered many of the architectural details and buildings that she had admired while attending Brooklyn College in the 1960's. Preceding the tour, Fisch shot approximately 500 photographs. Several of these black and white architectural images were used to illustrate the handout booklet Fisch wrote for her photo tour group. The photographs featured in Ellen Fisch's guide book and many others were carefully culled for the images representing Brooklyn College that were showcased on her site recently.
The new Brooklyn College section of Ellen Fisch's body of architectural art photography currently exhibited on her website gives the viewer a sense of timelessness and of place. Fisch encourages the members of all of her tours in the NYC area to shoot images that will represent their own impressions of a location. "Leading a photo tour is a wonderful way for me to become familiar with an area and to be inspired for future projects. I am really observant and critical when I photograph a specific place before a tour because I am looking at architecture in multiple ways: through the eyes of all of the tour participants. My tour members are a distinct part of my creative process as an artist." Ellen Fisch is an experienced guide and teacher as well as a highly regarded professional photographer. She emphasizes that in providing tips and information about photography to others, she gains great insights into her own photography.
"Writing special and specific handout booklets with architectural black and white photographs for each tour provides an opportunity for me to create unique photography essays about neighborhoods or locations all around NYC," says Photographer Ellen Fisch. These photographic studies of places are featured on Fisch's website or exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces. Interior decorators also purchase Fisch's black and white and sepia photographs for clients who love photography or desire to look at a place they esteem and cherish. "It is gratifying to me that people admire my photographs and that other photography enthusiasts can share their passion for photography with me," remarks Fisch of her recent Brooklyn College photography tour and the photographs that resulted.