Architecture is structure, whether it presents in nature or what humans create
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Bethlehem, NH (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Architectural Fine Art Photographer Ellen Fisch presents a new exhibition of her black and white and sepia photographs titled “Bethlehem, NH.” The exhibit will begin July 1 and be up through July 31 at the historic Colonial Theatre on Main Street in Bethlehem, NH. The focus of the photographic essay is the diverse architecture of Bethlehem rendered in its natural setting of the majestic White Mountains.
“Architecture is structure, whether it presents in nature or in what humans create,” says fine art architectural Photographer Ellen Fisch. The architectural configuration of the mountains, which can be seen from every vantage point in Bethlehem, affords both contrast and similarities for the eclectic New England architecture of the town. The angles and peaks of the mountain range mirror roof tops and architectural detail, while the formal structural lines of the buildings diverge from the craggy natural forms.
Working with black and white and sepia tones in her Bethlehem art photographs, Fisch gives the viewer an impression of a place that is historic, in tune with its natural environment and beautiful. The old New England clapboard houses, often constructed with complex elements, contrast with a Gothic stone church. A cottage on a pond distinguishes itself from the Colonial Theatre’s historic building and the stately town building, both on Main Street.
Bethlehem, NH, once inhabited by the Native American Abenakis tribe, is a living history of New England. Settled by farmers and loggers in the Colonial days, the charming New England village became a manufacturing town in the 1800’s. Still maintaining its agrarian roots, Bethlehem retained its natural beauty and healthy environment becoming a mecca for tourists and those seeking relief from hay fever allergies. Big wooden hotels sprung up in the late 1800’s and Bethlehem boomed with visitors, artists, musicians and naturalists. Other buildings were erected in a plethora of styles and materials. Winslow Homer and Maxfield Parrish were notable painters who interpreted the aesthetic of the area. Today Bethlehem maintains its charm as a New England village that is tucked into the incomparable allure of the White Mountains.
Photographer Ellen Fisch offers her unique and stunning architectural fine art black and white and sepia photographs of Bethlehem, NH as a testament to the town’s enduring appeal. Fisch’s Bethlehem photography includes a sepia photograph of large wood framed houses shaded by leafy trees; the black and white photograph of the historic stone horse fountain; a golden sepia image of the elegant Town Building, which houses the Bethlehem Public Library and a darker sepia image of a New England farmhouse on the edge of town which are harmonious with black and white photographs of homes in gardens and the Colonial Theatre’s vintage theatre ticket booth. Fisch’s interpretation of the beauty and history of Bethlehem provides an artistic impression of a tranquil New England town that is as timeless as it is captivating.
About the Photographer:
Ellen Fisch is a New York based architectural fine art photographer specializing in black and white and sepia photography that is artistically expressive, historically relevant and timeless.
To view Ellen Fisch’s black and white, sepia and color tinted photographs of Bethlehem, NH visit http://www.ellenfisch.com/bethlehem.html
To learn about Bethlehem, NH visit http://www.bethlehemwhitemtns.com/history.html
To learn about the Colonial Theatre visit http://www.bethlehemcolonial.org/about.php
See Ellen Fisch’s exhibit information at the Colonial Theatre at http://www.bethlehemcolonial.org/events.php