Photographer Ellen Fisch Photographs Vacation Home in Poconos, PA

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Architectural fine art photographer Ellen Fisch recently photographed a stunning and highly functional vacation home in Poconos, PA.

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Sepia photographs of architecture give the buildings an abiding aesthetic

Architectural fine art photographer Ellen Fisch recently photographed a stunning and highly functional vacation home in Poconos, PA.

Currently, vacation homes are used to fill a variety of needs. Once considered a luxury, a vacation home may now offset the costly ticket of travel. Therefore, these homes are now often built to offer many options. Ellen Fisch’s sepia photography of a particular vacation home in the Poconos, PA showed the allure of a vacation home designed to suit many recreational pursuits.

Situated on a lake in the Poconos, the family’s wood and stone home appears at first glance to be a primary dwelling for its occupants. The design of the vacation home had to accommodate a large family and extended family. The clients’ primary residence is in Southern New Jersey, but the Poconos holds special memories for the family that decided to build their home there. In order to incorporate the especially lovely landscape into the dwelling, the home was conceived so that many windows would bring the shore, lake and wooded area inside. Photographer Ellen Fisch captured the lakeside home in its environment to portray its stunning setting on the picturesque shoreline.

The owners of the Poconos retreat entertain extensively year round. The guests and family that enjoy casual recreational activities are multi-generational, which was a consideration in the design of the house and in the recent photographs. In an effort to depict a timeless quality in her newly shot photographs, Ellen Fisch used sepia tones for their presentation. “Sepia photographs of architecture give the buildings an abiding aesthetic. I always want to create a multidimensional awareness in my photography. Sepia works well in photography as a medium to create a softness while maintaining architectural integrity,” says Photographer Ellen Fisch.

Architect David Jablonka, a member of the AIA and certified by NCARB, designed the Poconos vacation home. Jablonka,of the firm David Jablonka Architect, studied Architecture, Urban Planning, and Historic Preservation at Syracuse and Columbia Universities. He founded his firm in 1997 after working with a variety of experienced architects on some high profile projects. In 2009, the architect became LEED-AP: certified by the US Green Building Council. With an extensive background and wealth of knowledge, Jablonka undertook to provide his clients with this second home that would meet their requirements and incorporate his own architectural vision.

Photographer Ellen Fisch met with Architect David Jablonka at the site of his practically and elegantly designed Poconos house. “I was fortunate to meet David and to learn, first hand, about the conception and construction of the stunning home,” says Fisch. “This inside knowledge helped me to focus on the home’s qualities that make it unique,” says Fisch.
ABOUT: Ellen Fisch specializes in black and white and sepia photography that is artistically expressive, historically relevant and timeless.
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