Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Art of Architectural Photography

Art is as old as humans.  Some of the first evidences of art are the cave drawings, which depict the human desire for self-expression: to tell others, or perhaps his/her own feelings and perceptions about life.
Architecture is as old as human life as well.  Shelter was sought from environmental conditions, such as heat, storms and animal predators.  The "architecture" may have been provided by nature, i.e. caves, but it was architecture nonetheless.
Photography is the capture of light to produce images.  This very basic personal definition has given me the foundation for my life's work.  Light imaging is the third in the trilogy of the art of architectural photography.  As old as art and architecture, light imaging has given humans a way to particularize their lives, ideas emotions.
Expressing my own point of view through the three oldest art forms is challenging and infinitely rewarding!

Photograph of Flower Architectural Detail in Black and White: Water Street, NYC


  1. Nobody does B/W better than you Ellen!

  2. Your sense of the light is so compelling. Whenever I view your work I get a feeling of stillness and peace. I am continually inspired by your use of black and white and your love for your subject. I'm very glad we have crossed paths here in the cyber space of artistic expression.

  3. Thank you Debbie and Nick! I think I finally found a voice for my blog. Both of your blogs have been inspirational!! California Girl: &

    1. Okay. Nick is more eloquent than me (I?). But my copy is shorter and to the point!

  4. Ellen, architectural photography is really your forte!


  5. Thank you, Alex! Printleaf: GREAT source of all printing needs @

  6. I'm so happy you are back! My eye just loves what you have seen.

  7. Glad to be back! Hope to see your creative work as well!!