Brooklyn, NY Architecture Focused on by Photographer Ellen Fisch

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Photographer Ellen Fisch will return to her home town to photograph the historic and marvelous architecture and architectural details that are prevalent in one of New York City's most architecturally diverse and culturally celebrated boroughs.

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Every time I return, I find new perspectives to use in my photographs of architecture that will showcase the historic and architectural ambiance to create a sense of place.

Today, architectural fine art Photographer Ellen Fisch will travel from her Long Island home to take photographs of the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. Fisch fondly remembers her childhood photography explorations in Brooklyn by taking photographs of the artistically inspiring places in Park Slope, such as the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza Circle and the beautiful brownstone lined streets. “Each week-end my family visited Park Slope where my paternal grandparents lived,” says Fisch and adds, “I always saved my weekly allowance for new rolls of film.” Now Fisch returns to Park Slope to find all the treasured sights that instilled in her a passion for photography.

Returning to her home-town of Brooklyn, New York to once again focus her camera on the historic and marvelous architecture that abounds in one of New York City’s five boroughs gives Fisch the artistic opportunity to fine tune her photography by bringing new insights to familiar places. “Every time I return,” Fisch comments, “I find new perspectives to use in my photographs of architecture that will showcase the historic and architectural ambiance to create a sense of place.”

Connoisseurs of both history and architecture will appreciate that visual impact that Fisch imparts to photography of place with her skill at combining architecture with history in evocative black and white and sepia photographs. The Park Slope community affords a rare environment of extraordinary architectural scope: Dutch Colonial, Victorian, Art Deco, Classical buildings and architectural elements cohabit with elegance and ease. Collectors of Fisch’s photographs are transported to many of the places she documents because each work invites the viewer to look through a carved arch; admire a stately column or follow a pattern of wrought iron railings down a street.

In photographing specific neighborhoods with an eye towards architecture and history, Fisch can bring to life a strong sense of community. Fisch’s images of a landmarked colonial house nestled in Prospect Park or a stone cupid carving on an ornate windowsill weave the fabric of the area into a village for its residents. “Individuals truly are a product of their environment,” affirms Fisch, who gives each environment she photographs the essence of why people are drawn to live there.
“Each neighborhood has its own unique buildings that visually define its boundaries,” notes Fisch who has a love of photographing communities to convey place. Park Slope remains one of the favorite neighborhoods Fisch photographs, but she is always open to new places that tell their story through architecture.

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