The Art of Retail - Visual Merchandising and Store Design
Effective Store Design Must Connect Science with Art
The Armoury Westbury elevates the in-store customer experience through engagement
Published on April 17, 2022
By Eric Feigenbaum
The great merchant princes of the early 1900s incorporated the 3 “A’s” of enticement to attract people into their stores: Architecture, Advertising and Art.
Join Us in Celebrating Women's History Month
To celebrate Women's History Month, we are pleased to invite you to a special reception at The Armoury, 840 Madison Avenue, Thursday March 10, 5-7 pm.
Our pop-up exhibition space and bookstore on the 2nd floor of The Armoury's Upper East Side store welcome you to meet artists Ellen Fisch, Lisa Ross, and book editors and publishers Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich of 10x10 Photobooks.
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery @The Armoury, NYC: Still Lifes by Ellen Fisch 2/8-3/28, 2022
I am honored and proud to have my still life photography exhibited in the superb Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery within The Armoury, an exceptional international men’s haberdasher, focused on the finest craftsmanship in men’s clothing and accessories.
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VOL. 3: ELLEN FISCH THROUGH MAR 26, 2022
The still-lifes series presented here exemplifies Fisch’s intimate approach to her surroundings. In 2020, forced to stay home due to the pandemic, Fisch engaged in a cleanout in her house, discovering small objects accumulated over many years, such as bowls, jars, and silver trays. Interested in their shapes and textures, she contemplated how she could use them to express herself. In her studio near the window, she saw how soft northern light enhanced each object, and she began to pursue the art of still life.
The Coffee House About Town:
Announcements from our Members
Still Life 11, 2020, ©Ellen Fisch
Still Lifes by Ellen Fisch
The show is running now through March 26, 2022.
Location: The Armoury, 840 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm
Also, you are invited to attend a private reception tomorrow,
February 18 from 4-6 pm. To RSVP, please email Miyako Yoshinaga
Richard Rabel: interior designer | art advisor
new york architecture photos: ellen fisch does the bronx
Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College, New York
Photographer Ellen Fisch’s new show at New Century Artists in Chelsea showcases the artist’s New York architecture photos of the Bronx. Having grown up in Brooklyn in the late 1940s, Fisch’s love of architecture led her to a career as a draftsman, but she has always been drawn to the camera and how photography captures a fleeting moment in time.
Poetry of Geometry by Noemi Zarb
February 25, 2020
Atlas' burden, our angst (photograph by Ellen Fisch)
Writer, Columnist & Featured Contributor at Bizcatalayst360
How can something be incongruous yet concurrently be a perfect fit?
Architecturally speaking, I am not referring to glaringly obvious misfits that horrify even in their attempt to justify the unjustifiable; rather to seeming incongruity that fades away after a closer look. I find myself pondering on these lines whenever I contemplate I.M. Pei’s clear glass pyramids as the entrance/extension to the Louvre.
Make an impression with sepia photography
Explore the history of sepia images and learn how to recreate the same warm, dreamy effect with your own digital photos.
Go monochrome with sepia. From old historic photos in an antique shop to art prints in a museum, sepia photography is instantly recognizable. “Sepia photography is similar to black-and-white photography in that it’s monochromatic, meaning one tone or one color. But it’s more brown or tan,” says photographer Ellen Fisch.
Still Life Photography Virtual Exhibit
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library: July 2021
From the Hewlett-Woodmere PL Overleaf:
“Ellen Fisch will exhibit a number of Still Life Photographs through the Hewlett-Woodmere Art Gallery’s Virtual Exhibition throughout July, 2021. The exhibit will showcase Ellen’s mastery of photography and her love of the intimacy of the Still Life genre.”
Ellen Fisch’s Artists Statement: “ Art has always been my compass and my passion. Art is also my means of communication: an expression of that which I see/feel and how I interpret these sensations. In college I studied photography and architectural drawing which became the basis of my career as an architectural photographer. However, I also expressed my aesthetics through painting, drawing and design work. Furthermore, I have continued to study all forms of art throughout my life for lessons I can learn that improve my own work and for the immeasurable pleasure of poring over the artworks of others. One area of interest has always been the intimate art of still life: the artist’s selection of personal and/or appealing objects and bringing these to life in combination. During COVID-19 I was unable to pursue my architectural photography and fortunately turned to still life. Each still life I set up, photographed and worked on brought much happiness and artistic absorption during that difficult time. I also learned a great deal about form, line, composition and design form photographing still life. And of course the light, the most important element of any artwork provided life to my photographs. I hope that viewers who see my still life photographs receive as much enjoyment from the images as I took in creating them.”
The Art of Architectural Photography: Exhibiting With Other Photographers
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Recently I was pleased and honored to participate in a group photography exhibition at Jadite Galleries in NYC. In all, there were six of us showing photography as our form of self-expression: each photographer exhibiting different subjects. It is stimulating and informative to be part of such a group. I exchanged ideas about the art, craft and technical side of photography with my peers, while enjoying the social aspects of the event as well.
The Coffee House Show: NYC- November 2019
ART SHOW AT THE COFFEE HOUSE | November 19 - 22
ART SHOW AT THE COFFEE HOUSE | November 19 - 22
Tuesday, November 19th through Friday, November 22nd, The Coffee House will be showing the art of members Ellen Fisch and Adam Van Doren. Both artists have their strong and unique point of view of architecture. They will show a selection of their works in our reception room.
On Thursday, November 21
Please join us at a reception with wine and oysters for Ellen and Adam beginning at 5:30. Both will speaking; giving insight about their work. Dinner will follow at the long table. There will be an opportunity to purchase books and artwork.
Village West Gallery
May 15 - July 30, 2017
Ellen Fisch exhibiting in a Group Show that showcased the beauty and intrigue of the 4 seasons. Ellen’s “Winter on the Coney Island Boardwalk” is an assemblage: Ellen Fisch Photograph printed on aluminum, framed in authentic Coney Island boardwalk planks and floated on Belgium Linen.
Atget’s Paris Inspires Photographer Ellen Fisch’s Images of NYC
Friday, December 24, 2021
In the past number of years, architectural fine art Photographer Ellen Fisch has taken thousands of photographs of architecture in NYC. Fisch was often inspired by the work of Jean-Eugène-Auguste Atget, the Paris Photographer who lived and worked in the City of Lights 100 years ago. Atget’s street scenes of Paris are timeless and artistic in his use of the photographic elements that Ellen Fisch has infused into her own sepia photography.
PDN Photo of the Day
Brooklyn Dream World
February 22, 2013
PDN Photo of the Day displays photographs selected by the editors of Photo District News, a publication for photo professionals.
Ellen Fisch studied photography and architectural drawing in college, and went on to lead two separate artistic lives: one as a photographer, the other as a painter. “I never combined the two,” she says.
Ellen Fisch Is a Spokesperson For Award Winning Tiffen Software
Jacob Javits Convention Center 2011
“The PDN PhotoPlus Conference and Expo is one of the most talked about and anticipated photo industry events of the season. The caliber of attendees, exhibitors, presenters, and technology showcased is staggering, always exceeding my expectations,” comments Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “Attending such groundbreaking events as PDN PhotoPlus is always a great opportunity for us to showcase our existing and new products for photographers and image-makers at the top of their game. This year, Tiffen Dfx 3.0’s brand new capabilities and already award-winning effects will be on display and in the spotlight, alongside other industry-trusted and time-tested photographic accessories and imaging tools. We are very much looking forward to the show and the many innovative tools and technologies it is sure to house.”